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Mayim Bialik from ‘Big Bang Theory’ Joins Cruelty Free International to End Animal Cosmetics Testing in the U.S

March 10, 2014

LOS ANGELES, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –

Actress, Mayim Bialik, has teamed up with Cruelty Free International to campaign for a
United States ban on animal tests for cosmetics. The images can be viewed here
[http://www.crueltyfreeinternational.org/en/a/MB ].

Mayim Bialik stated: ‘It is very important to me to speak out on behalf of animals who
cannot protest their suffering and ask the compassionate people of the United States to
join me, and Cruelty Free International, to call on the U.S Government to end the outdated
use of animals for cosmetics testing once and for all. It doesn’t take a genius to know
that using animals for these cruel and unnecessary tests is unjustifiable.’

The introduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act on 5th March by U.S. Representative Jim
Moran (D-VA), follows extensive campaigning in the US by Cruelty Free International and
precedes a Congressional briefing ‘Global regulations and advancements in alternatives to
animal testing for cosmetics,’ hosted by Cruelty Free International in cooperation with
Congressman Moran to be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

To mark the one year anniversary of the historic European Union ban on animal tested
cosmetics on March 11th, Cruelty Free International is delivering a ground-breaking
scientific report on the alternatives to animal tests to 100 Governments around the globe.

The report, ‘Meeting the Global Challenge: A guide to assessing the safety of
cosmetics without using animals’ and roadmap is designed to help governments, politicians,
regulators and cosmetics manufacturers across the world in switching to alternatives to
replace animal testing. It describes the alternative approaches that are available to
replace animals and shows how they are more reliable, faster and cheaper than the animal
tests they replace.

This report builds on the progress already made by Cruelty Free International with
animal testing bans for cosmetics purposes in other countries, including the EU and
China’s recent announcement on acceptance of non-animal testing from June 2014.

Cruelty Free International, CEO, Michelle Thew, said: ‘We are delighted that Mayim has
joined us to speak out for the thousands of animals who continue to suffer in cosmetics
tests here in the U.S. With the introduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act and Cruelty Free
International’s new scientific cosmetics report to help governments move away from animal
tests, we are hopeful that it won’t be long before animal cosmetics testing here in the
U.S is consigned to history.’

Mayim, who plays Amy Farrah Fowler on the hit show ‘The Big Bang Theory’, joins Norman
Reedus, Peter Dinklage and Ashley Bell to put the issue of cosmetics testing on animals at
the forefront for consumers and policy makers around the world.

Cruelty Free International is calling on Americans to lend their support to the
campaign by signing our petition (http://bit.ly/CFIUSA) and by asking their legislator
to co-sponsor the Bill (

http://www.crueltyfreeinternational.org/en/around-the-world/usa/take5)

SOURCE Cruelty Free International


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