For Immediate Release:
20 April 2012
Benazir Suraiya; [email protected]
Sachin Bangera; [email protected]
Sultry Model, PETA Hold Event on Eve of World Day for Animals in Laboratories
Mumbai – Sitting in a bathtub filled with blood-red water next to a backdrop that reads, “Don’t Buy While Animals Die. Choose Cruelty-Free Cosmetics”, Rozlyn Khan – the captivating Gladrags model who can be seen in the upcoming film Dhamaal Chowkadi – will appear at the Captain’s Deck of the Bombay Presidency Radio Club Ltd on Monday. The body wash and shampoo bottles that Khan will have on hand will also be filled with “blood”. The event – held by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India – will take place on the eve of World Day for Animals in Laboratories. Khan and PETA’s point? That not only is testing cosmetics on rabbits and other animals harmful and deadly to the animals, it’s also bad science – and and the Ministry of Health and Welfare should ban it:
When: Monday, 23 April, 12 noon
Where: Captain’s Deck (beside the swimming pool), Bombay Presidency Radio Club Ltd, 157 Arthur Bunder Road (near the Gateway of India), Colaba, Mumbai
“Testing cosmetics and household products on animals hurts animals and does nothing to protect consumers”, says Khan. “With so many top-quality, cruelty-free products to choose from, there’s no reason to buy from companies that still harm rabbits and poison mice.”
The EU’s phased-in ban on the testing of cosmetics and their ingredients on animals is scheduled to take full effect in 2013. PETA is calling on the Indian government to base its ban on the EU model – a proposal that has already gained support from the Indian Council of Medical Research.
More than 1,000 companies around the world have banned all animal tests, but many still choose to subject animals to painful tests in which substances are smeared on their skin, sprayed in their faces or forced down their throats. Because of the vast physiological differences between humans and the animals used in these tests, the results are often misleading.
For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.