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March 24, 2014

Ricky Gervais Urges Americans to Support the Humane Cosmetics Act

“Muppets Most Wanted” Star Joins The Humane Society of the United States’ Be Cruelty-Free USA Campaign

Ricky Gervais, on behalf of The Humane Society of the United States’ Be Cruelty-Free USA campaign, is urging the United States to end cosmetics animal testing and the manufacture and sale of animal-tested cosmetics. A ban on animal testing and the sale of cosmetics tested on animals has already been implemented in the European Union, including Gervais’ native Great Britain. The Humane Cosmetics Act, H.R. 4148, was introduced with bipartisan support by Reps. Jim Moran, D-VA, and Michael Grimm, R-NY.

"I'm delighted to help The HSUS' Be Cruelty-Free USA campaign to end the cruel and outdated practice of testing cosmetics on living animals. Rabbits and rodents forced to endure toxic cosmetics testing in U.S. laboratories, have no-one to speak up for them but us. So I urge all Americans to be their voice, support the Humane Cosmetics Act and make the U.S. the next cruelty-free cosmetics zone," said Gervais.

Media Contact: Samantha Miller, 301-258-1417; smiller@humanesociety.org

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