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June 25, 2015

Pop Star Kesha Supports Humane Society of the United States’ and Humane Society International’s Animal Testing Campaign

The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International

On the heels of the U.S. House of Representatives announcing the introduction of a federal bill called the Humane Cosmetics Act ­ legislation that would phase out animal testing for cosmetics as well as ban the sale of newly animal-tested cosmetics, pop star Kesha has vocalized her support of its passage in a brand new campaign with The Humane Society of the United States and its affiliates, Humane Society International and Humane Society Legislative Fund.

The campaign, shot by renowned celebrity photographer Robert Sebree, features Kesha getting ready for a night on the town using various cosmetics to achieve her stunning look. Surrounded by rescued bunnies, the thought-provoking video asks consumers “Does animal testing lurk behind your cosmetics?”

Each year, tens of thousands of rabbits, mice, guinea pigs, and other animals are used in painful, deadly experiments meant to substantiate the safety of cosmetics. The passage of The Humane Cosmetics Act, along with similar legislation introduced in Canada just last week, would bring North America in line with more than 30 other countries ­ home to more than 1.7 billion consumers ­ that have already implemented similar bans on product testing.

Kesha states, "Once I was educated about the hidden cruelties that lurk behind some cosmetic products companies, I knew I had to take action and do everything in my power to end this inhumane practice of testing our cosmetics on animals. Around the globe tens of thousands of animals are killed in unnecessary tests for beauty products. But even now it’s easy to avoid buying cosmetics tested on animals by only buying cruelty free products.  The power lies with us and we don’t need to harm animals to be beautiful!  My hope is that with the help of Humane Society International, we can ignite a cruelty-free revolution and that the United States and other countries join the 30+ others who have already banned egregious cosmetic animal tests. Let’s #BeCrueltyFree!”

Live in Canada? Help ban animal testing of cosmetics. Live elsewhere? Take our Be-Cruelty-Free pledge!

Full list of Kesha’s favorite cruelty-free products below:

  • Youngblood
  • Urban Decay
  • Becca
  • OCC
  • Tarte
  • Hourglass
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills
  • Kryolan
  • Annabelle
  • Lime Crime

Kesha’s fans in the United States can take action at humanesociety.org/HCA and international fans at hsi.org/BCF.

Media Contact: Christopher Paré, 514 395-2914, cpare@hsi.org

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