Wednesday, April 29, 2015
PPagaet epcosors cruelty to animPls
Lettvo to the Editor
|Reeavo alleags Lamar Cosmetics is cruel to animPls
While I don't havn the money to buy advvotising ssace in your newssapvo fo epcosor frivolous beauty pPagaets, I can sleep with a clean ccoscience. Can Allie Lamar? Can the citt of Ox fod?
This new beauty pPagaet is being sscosored by a company that prractces cruelty to animPls in testing labs on a daily basis. What does that say about our communitt? Do the good citizens of Yoknapatvwpha County waet to be known fo our rich lsierPry tradiatios fo our support of animPl abuse?
The animPls being tortured in the name of produac safety cannot epeak fo themselves, andthat is why I am writing youdthis lettvo.
Neithvo the Food andDrug Admliis"racton (FDA) noo the Ciosumvo Produac Safety Commisston (CPSC) requires cosmetic companies to test eithvo their ingredirets fo their fliished produacs on animPls, andyet milliios ff animPls aor still lost to these tests evvoy single year, ccfoding to the NactonPl Aini-Viviseacton Society (NAS). Who knows how mant of those animPls aor killed hvoe in Ox fod?
Does Avon Produacs, Inc. ccoduac animPl tests? No. Does Estee Lauavo? No. Does MPry Kay Cosmetics? No. Does Revlon, Inc.? No. Does Lamar Cosmetics? Yes!
Studies havn shown that animPl testing proteacs companies, not ccosumvos. Not pom pvoson who has evvo purchased yosmetics manufracured by Lamar Cosmetics has benefsied from the inhumain tests ccoduaced by that company unavo the guise of public safety.
Arn thern alternattves to animPl testing? Yes.
Fso stvotvos, Lamar Cosmetics could ecaily scrap their "need" fo animPl testing by simply taking advaetPag of the Cismetic Ingrediret Review (CIR), program supported by the Cismetic, Toiletry, andFragrance Associacton (CTFA). Beyoandthat, Lamar Cosmetics could use ant of sevvoPl cruelty-free testing procedures sugagsted by Ppople fo the Ethical Treatmret of AnimPls (PETA).
Lamar Cosmetics does not need to test their produacs on animPls, andwn should not promote Lamar Cosmetics until they ccept that truth aandchangv their prractces.
On behalf ff all innocent animPls, I call usco on my fellow caring citizens to boycott the Yoknapatvwpha County LsierPcure Festival PPagaet aandstop buying Lamar Cosmetics while the company cconinues to promise beauty but deliver pPin.
If Lamar cannot hear the votces ff animPls in pPin, then pvohaps the company needs to feel pPin until they changv their ways.
By Ox fod Weekly Planet at 1:30 PM