Video: Evanna Lynch Endures the Same Painful Cosmetics ‘Tests’ as Animals

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26 April 2018


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This World Week for Animals in Laboratories, the Harry Potter Star Teams Up With peta2 for an Ugly Make-Up Tutorial – With a Gruesome End

London – Harry Potter actor Evanna Lynch appears in a brand-new make-up tutorial video for peta2, the youth division of PETA US, and it has an ugly twist. In the video, which comes just in time for World Week for Animals in Laboratories, she’s the “victim” of an “experimenter” who puts her through the very same gruesome experiments that animals used in cosmetics testing endure.

After being subjected to tests for skin and eye irritancy, among others, she concludes, “If you’re not OK with putting animals through these tests, then maybe you should only be buying cosmetics that are truly cruelty-free.”

The testing of cosmetics and toiletries on animals has long been banned in the UK, and since March 2013, it has been illegal under EU law to sell cosmetics in Europe that relied on the results of  new tests on animals – a huge step forward. However, in some countries – China, for example – it’s compulsory for any company that sells cosmetics there to pay for the products to be tested on animals. This means that businesses may be complying with the cosmetics testing ban in Europe but, at the same time, selling products in China that have been tested on animals.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to experiment on” – notes that millions of animals are tortured and killed every year in cruel and unnecessary cosmetics tests, which make the Cruciatus Curse look like a tickling spell. By buying cosmetics only from the more than 3,100 compassionate cruelty-free companies in the PETA US Beauty Without Bunnies database – which currently include

Lynch previously appeared in a vegan cooking tutorial for peta2. She’s part of a long list of celebrities – including Krysten RitterLucy WatsonJames McVeyP!nk, and many others – who’ve teamed up with PETA and its international affiliates to promote kindness to animals.

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