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November 21, 2017

Actor Joaquín Ferreira joins HSI #BeCrueltyFree campaign to ban animal testing for cosmetics in Mexico

Humane Society International/Mexico

  • "It’s so important for everyone who cares about animals to choose products that are cruelty-free." HSI/Mexico

MEXICO CITY—Artist, actor and animal lover Joaquín Ferreira, star of the hit Netflix series “Club de Cuervos,” has joined Humane Society International in calling on the Mexican government to outlaw animal testing for cosmetics. HSI’s global campaign, #BeCrueltyFree, has already helped to secure similar laws in 37 countries, including the world’s largest beauty market in the European Union. A ban in Mexico would align with similar laws currently under discussion in the United States, Canada, Brazil and other major economies.

Ferreira said, “I am proud to stand with Humane Society International to put an end to cosmetic animal testing. Every time we buy from a company, we’re funding their business, and encouraging them to keep doing what they’re doing. That’s why it’s so important for everyone who cares about animals to choose products that are cruelty-free. Together we can build a more compassionate world for people and animals alike.”

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A recent survey revealed that seven out of every 10 Mexicans are against laboratory testing on animals, while surveys in other countries have produced similar findings. For example, 81 percent of Canadians, 73 percent of Americans and 66 percent of Brazilians consider cosmetics testing on animals to be a cruel practice and are in favor of it being banned.

HSI Mexico Director Anton Aguilar said: “Humane Society International would like to thank Joaquín Ferreira for supporting the #BeCrueltyFree campaign against cosmetics testing on animals in Mexico. Joaquín shares our opinion that causing pain to animals for testing cosmetics is a cruel practice.”

This is the second time Ferreira has supported an HSI Mexico campaign. He also supports HSI/Mexico’s No More Dogfighting campaign.

Media contact: Raul Arce-Contreras, rcontreras@humanesociety.org, +1 301-721-6440

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