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Oct 23, 2014

World: Rabbits poisoned and killed for makeup


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From: Adele M
Date: Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 3:15 PM
Subject: Rabbits poisoned and killed for makeup
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I have recently found inexpensive cosmetics that claim they are not tested on animals. The brand is ELF, and they are sold in WalMart, dollar stores, KMart, Target for $1.00 and up.  Google them for lots of information.

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From: Ingrid Newkirk, PETA <DonorE@peta.org>
Date: Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 7:00 AM
Subject: Rabbits poisoned and killed for makeup


Tell Estée Lauder and Revlon to stop paying for cruel tests on animals
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Cosmetics companies are paying for cruel product tests that poison and kill animals.

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Dear Adele,

There's nothing beautiful about dripping chemicals into gentle rabbits' eyes or rubbing substances onto their abraded skin—yet cosmetics companies such as Estée Lauder and Revlon are paying to have it done anyway.

After more than 20 years of operating cruelty-free, these companies are paying for archaic product tests that poison and kill rabbits, mice, guinea pigs, and other animals, in order to sell their products in China. It's a disappointing backslide into cruel testing policies—and one that Estée Lauder and Revlon made in secret, without informing their customers about the change.

I know you won't let it go unnoticed. Adele add your voice to the thousands who are urging Estée Lauder and Revlon to stop paying for cruel tests on animals right now!

Why did these two companies go back on their previous commitment to being cruelty-free? Money. The Chinese government still requires tests on animals before many products can be sold in that country.

We understand how significant the Chinese market is. That's why since 2012, PETA has been funding experts to teach top scientists in China how to test cosmetics ingredients using humane animal-free methods. We also saw major progress this summer when the Chinese government implemented a new rule allowing companies that manufacture certain types of products in China to market those products without testing them on animals first.

Thanks to your help and that of countless other PETA supporters, we're beginning to see significant progress toward reducing animal tests in China, but we need companies such as Estée Lauder and Revlon to do their part. We've learned time and again that when compassionate consumers like you speak out, companies listen—so I hope you'll take a moment to help animals by contacting them today.

Tell Estée Lauder and Revlon that cosmetics testing on animals is unacceptable—take action now!

It wasn't all that long ago that only a handful of companies had policies not to test on animals. Now, there are more than 1,500—and it's largely thanks to the efforts of PETA supporters like you.

Thank you for standing with us as we work together to stop all tests on animals.

Sincerely,

Ingrid E. Newkirk
President
PETA
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