by e.edvardsen Source: HippyShopper
London tourists certainly got a different view of Big Ben as blonde beauty Victoria Eisermann – the female winner of PETA’s 2007 Sexiest Vegetarian in Europe contest – gave bloodbath a new meaning this morning.
Sitting in a bathtub filled with fake blood with a banner that read “Stop the Bloodbath, Dr Cable: Support EU’s Cosmetics Testing Ban”, the naked lady was in full view of the Houses of Parliament earlier today.
Eisermann and PETA’s ‘blood bath’ took place to make a statement to the European Commission, which is considering postponing the 2013 deadline for banning the sale of cosmetics that have been partially or fully tested on animals after pressure from the cosmetics industry.
Why was Vince Cable, UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, targeted? Because he has refused to commit to backing the ban as scheduled. Naughty Mr Cable, very naughty.
“Everyone knows that cosmetics testing on animals is a bloody, indefensible business, but the government is standing by and doing nothing while the EU ban on selling cosmetics that have been tested on animals is under threat”, says Victoria, a vegan and an ex-Playboy model. “Vince Cable needs to stand up for what’s right, represent the people of this country and throw Britain’s weight behind the 2013 ban.”
In 2003, the European Parliament voted to end the sale of all cosmetics and toiletries containing ingredients tested on animals, setting a final deadline of 2013 for a full ban. Although the testing of cosmetics on animals is already banned in the EU, companies that test elsewhere can still sell their products in the EU until then.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.