Lordi Bands Together With PETA to Condemn ‘Monstrous’ Animal Tests

Lordi Bands Together With PETA to Condemn ‘Monstrous’ Animal Tests

London – Heavy metal band Lordi, known for its elaborate monster costumes, has teamed up with PETA UK for a new campaign denouncing something truly horrifying: that invasive and painful experiments are still being conducted on animals in the EU with no plan in place to end the suffering.

The band is also launching a show of support for the European citizens’ initiative (ECI), which was started by international PETA entities as well as Dove, The Body Shop, and more than 100 animal protection organisations to call on the EU to uphold and strengthen the animal testing ban for cosmetics. Despite setting a global precedent, the ban is being undermined by new and unnecessary animal testing requirements for cosmetics ingredients that have been safely used for years. The ECI also calls for the transformation of EU chemicals regulations without the addition of new animal tests and for the establishment of a plan to end all animal experiments.

Lordi’s full statement follows:

The EU ban prohibiting cosmetics testing on animals is under threat because the Helsinki-based European Chemicals Agency is demanding that thousands of animals be subjected to cruel tests. This goes against everything the ban stands for, and it’s up to each one of us to save this important piece of legislation. Animals’ lives are worth more than a lipstick or a bottle of shampoo – only real monsters think otherwise. So, if you’re an EU citizen, join us in signing this European Citizens’ Initiative.

PETA UK – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to experiment on” – notes that thousands of animals are forced to inhale or ingest cosmetics ingredients and millions more may be drugged, poisoned, or burned in all kinds of almost unimaginable experiments. Europe urgently needs a plan to end all animal testing. To succeed, the ECI needs support from more than 1 million EU citizens and to hit minimum targets in each EU member country, which would allow the signatories to shape EU policy.

PETA opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk or follow the group on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.


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