American singer Ke$ha is the latest celebrity to join a growing European campaign to outlaw the sale of cosmetics that are tested on animals. She joins stars Leona Lewis, Ricky Gervais, Dame Judi Dench, Mary McCartney and Melanie C, in urging the European Union (EU) politicians to keep their promise to eliminate animal tested cosmetics.

The stars, and more than 60,000 consumers, have signed the CrueltyFree2013 petition organized by animal charity Humane Society International urging EU politicians to make Europe a cruelty-free cosmetics zone by 2013.

Even though animal testing for cosmetics is banned in the UK and EU, it is still legal to sell animal-tested products and ingredients imported from countries such as Brazil, China, Canada and the United States.

A European Union-wide ban on the sale of animal-tested cosmetics is due to come into force in March 2013, and would be a major step toward a global end to cosmetics’ animal testing. However, as the 2013 deadline approaches, the European Commission has hinted that the ban may be delayed, perhaps by years.

Ke$ha signed HSI’s CrueltyFree2013 petition in her first collaboration with animal charity Humane Society International following her appointment as the charity’s first ever Global Ambassador.

“I am honored to be the first HSI Global Ambassador because my music is inspired by the freedom and primal beauty of animals and the natural world. I take this opportunity incredibly seriously because we are ALL animals,” explains the outspoken singer. “One of the main underlying sentiments of my music is to respect all living creatures just as they are. I believe that together, we can change laws that allow innocent animals to be unjustly mistreated and abused all over the world."

Sign the CrueltyFree2013 petition: www. hsi. org/crueltyfree2013

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