The Canadian actress joins a long list of celebs, including Kristin Bauer, Leona Lewis and Kate Nash, who hope to put an end to cruel cosmetics testing worldwide by supporting the global campaign, #BeCrueltyFree.
Although cosmetics testing has been successfully banned in the European Union, Norway, Israel and India (and South Korea and China have announced plans to ban testings as well) innocent animals continue to be exposed to horrible cosmetics experiments in Canada.
The former “Smallville” actress appears in the campaign’s exclusive photo alongside her rescue dog, Frankie Blue Eyes, and the succinct caption: “Canada, it’s time to #BeCrueltyFree, it’s time to ban cosmetics testing on animals!”
“I think in our hearts, all of us know instinctively that causing animals pain and even death simply to test a new vanity product like a lipstick or anti-wrinkle cream is just wrong,” says Vandervoort. “I’m proud to support the #BeCrueltyFree Canada campaign for a kinder world without cosmetics cruelty. I want Canada to join the likes of the European Union, Israel and India by banning animal testing for cosmetics. A rabbit’s life is worth more than mascara. Let’s #BeCrueltyFree Canada!”
More than 80,000 people have already said “no” to cruel cosmetics in Canada. You can add your name to the list by signing the #BeCrueltyFree Canada petition at BeCrueltyFree.ca.
We hope the Canadian government will finally step up and join the other #crueltyfree countries to end these needless atrocities ASAP.