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Fernanda Tavares named Be Cruelty-Free Brazil Ambassador

Brazilian supermodel Fernanda Tavares has been named Humane Society International’s Ambassador for the charity’s Be Cruelty-Free Brazil campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics.

Fernanda recently joined HSI for a meeting with Senator Eduardo Suplicy, the Minister of Justice, Dr. José Eduardo Cardozo and Deputy Ricardo Tripoli to discuss why banning cosmetics animal testing, which was recently done in the state of Sao Paulo, would improve consumer safety and promote modern science as well as protect animals from unnecessary suffering.

Fernanda Tavares with the Minister of Justice, Dr. José Eduardo (...)

Fernanda Tavares with the Minister of Justice, Dr. José Eduardo Cardozo

Although banned throughout Europe, Israel and India, Brazil’s cosmetics regulations still allow for eye, skin and oral toxicity tests on rabbits, guinea pigs and other rodents.

Be Cruelty-Free Brazil is part of the largest campaign in the world to end cosmetics animal testing, supported by ARCA Brasil, ProAnima and the National Forum for the Protection and Defense of Animals. HSI has Be Cruelty-Free campaigns in Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Russia, Taiwan and Be Cruelty-Free USA is spearheaded by The Humane Society of the United States.

Last month Fernanda Tavares starred in a video appeal for HSI calling for the Brazilian government to follow in the footsteps of Europe, Israel and India by introducing a nationwide cosmetics animal testing ban.

© 2014 - Brazil Beauty News -

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