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April 22, 2013

Thai Actress Benjasiri Wattana Joins Be Cruelty-Free Campaign

Humane Society International

  • Benjasiri "Bo" Wattana is the latest to join a long list of global celebrities who support the Be Cruelty-Free campaign. KARA

Kind-hearted Thai model and actress Benjasiri “Bo” Wattana has shown her compassion for animals by giving her support to our Be Cruelty-Free campaign in South Korea to mark World Week for Animals in Laboratories. Bo was visiting our campaign partners, Korea Animal Rights Advocates, where she was introduced to our campaign to end animal suffering and dying to test cosmetics. She immediately signed our Be Cruelty-Free pledge to show her support and urged others to buy with compassion.

Bo said:

"Wearing animal tested cosmetics does not make you beautiful. I would rather wear no makeup than paint my face with the pain of these defenceless creatures. I can choose to Be Cruelty-Free by buying cosmetics not tested on animals instead. You can Be Cruelty-Free too. Sign the pledge and let's end cosmetics cruelty.”

In many countries—including South Korea, with a cosmetics market worth an estimated $6.3 billion—animals such as rabbits, mice and guinea pigs continue to have cosmetic chemicals dripped in their eyes, spread on their sensitive skin or injected into their blood. Such testing is already banned in Europe’s laboratories, and the sale of cosmetics newly animal-tested outside of the EU is also prohibited. Together with KARA, our Be Cruelty-Free campaign is leading the charge to see similar bans introduced in South Korea.

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