Pamela Anderson has written to European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy John Dalli on behalf of PETA, urging him to honor the original 2013 deadline for banning the sale of cosmetics in the EU that have been tested on animals.

“I was distressed to hear from PETA that the European Commission is considering delaying the 2013 deadline to end the sale of cosmetics tested on animals,” she wrote. "I hope it’s just a nasty rumor, but if there’s any truth to it, please do right by the European citizens who overwhelmingly support the ban—as well as the thousands of animals affected—by honoring the original deadline.

“I love cosmetics, but there’s no reason for animals to suffer for lip gloss and eye-liner; those cruel tests are from another era. Today, there are effective and 100 percent humane non-animal testing methods. We also already know thousands of ingredients that have a long history of safe use. Hundreds of manufacturers have already been using them for years! Please, don’t turn back the clock.

“This legislation is a huge step forward and sets an example for countries around the world to eliminate animal testing for cosmetics. Please ensure that the ban moves forward without delay.”

Join Pamela in asking Commissioner Dalli to stick to the 2013 deadline here.

Source: PETA UK

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