(CELEBRITY ACTIVISTS) Peter Dinklage, known for his show-stealing role as Tyrion Lannister in the popular HBO drama Game of Thrones, has become an ambassador for Cruelty Free International to call for an end to cosmetics tests on animals in the USA, as part of the non-profit’s mission to end product testing on animals worldwide. Following Europe’s cosmetics animal test ban in March, Dinklage is working to check the U.S. off the global list of countries that still allow animals to be used in painful and fatal test to develop beauty products. Read on for more information about Dinklage’s efforts to help animals on a worldwide scale. — Global Animal
Ecorazzi, Allyson Koerner
“Game of Thrones” actor Peter Dinklage is uniting with animal rights organization Cruelty Free International (CFI) and calling for an end to cosmetic animal testing in the United States.
“I am so pleased to support Cruelty Free International and be part of the global campaign to end cosmetics tests on animals,” Dinklage said. “It is unacceptable that animals continue to suffer around the world, including the United States of America, for the sake of beauty. I appeal to the USA to follow the European Union’s lead and end animal testing for cosmetics.”
Last month, Europe officially banned hair and beauty products that had been tested on animals in vivisection labs.
“Anyone who wishes to sell new cosmetic products and ingredients in the EU must not test them on animals anywhere in the world. The ban affects all cosmetics including toiletries and beauty products from soap to toothpaste,” the European Union declared.
Now, CFI, Dinklage and other celebs like Ricky Gervais and Joss Stone think it’s our nation’s turn.
For some time now, Dinklage has been speaking out on behalf of animals including partnerships with PETA and becoming a national spokesman for Farm Sanctuary’s Walk for Farm Animals campaign. He’s also been a vegetarian since the age of 16.
Fingers crossed Dinklage’s outcry can get the U.S. to officially pass the ban.