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#1 Old 07-02-2009, 06:09 AM
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Twiggy, supposedly a staunch supporter of animal rights, has just been signed as the new face of Olay, owned by Proctor & Gamble, one of the worst companies for carrying out animal experiments. How does she justify this?
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#2 Old 07-02-2009, 07:20 AM
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Hopefully she will use this publicity to pressure P&G to reconsider their stance on animal testing.
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#3 Old 07-02-2009, 01:37 PM
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I don't think she's a supporter of animal rights. She does some animal welfare stuff, like anti-fur things. I'm not even sure she's vegetarian. I went to look it up, but found nothing of substance. Her name did come up a couple of times on some "famous celebrity vegetarians" websites, but there was nothing to back up the claim. (I think some of these websites copy each other without checking). And she's not against animal research as it says on her website that she supports breast cancer research groups. That kind of group is usually pretty much into animal experimentation.
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#4 Old 07-02-2009, 02:38 PM
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I think this makes her hypocrisy quite clear



http://www.hurtfulessences.org/campaigners.php
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#5 Old 07-03-2009, 03:21 AM
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ARG, I saw this in the newspaper as well and was annoyed. She's on the cover of my Naturewatch booklet which is my bible for everything non-animal tested. At least when she is advertising M&S all their stuff is cruelty free. V. disappointed in Twiggy though.



Hopefully she can use her position within P&G now, as MrFalafel said. Although I think that was what was meant to be expected when L'Oreal bought out Body Shop but it appears not to have happened yet...



I wonder if Twiggy has a 'fan' address, whereby a cautionary but encouraging email/letter may be sent just as an 'FYI'?
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#6 Old 07-03-2009, 08:07 AM
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Monsterbeans, I have emailed her here



http://www.twiggylawson.co.uk/



I won't hold my breath for a reply tho, I think she's just sold out to Procter and Gamble and money and raising her profile is more important to her than helping the anti vivisection cause.
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Not that I'm lauding them, but I wouldn't call P&G one of the "worst" current players in the vivisection debate. P&G has taken some steps to listen to animal campaigners and eliminate animal testing within some of their product lines, meanwhile the animal testing volume of some of their competitors has stayed the same or even gotten worse.

http://www.animalpeoplenews.org/08/3...esting0308.htm

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I won't hold my breath for a reply tho, I think she's just sold out to Procter and Gamble and money and raising her profile is more important to her than helping the anti vivisection cause.



I'm not sure she's necessarily anti-vivisection, all I know is she's anti-fur. You'd think the two would go hand in hand but there's such a disconnect in most people that she seriously might not be bothered about vivisection, or just not be aware of P&G's role in it.
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#9 Old 07-04-2009, 10:38 AM
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She is, or was, definitely anti vivisection and anti Procter & Gamble, this is the pledge she has signed up to with Hurtful Essences. It's on their website:



"I support Uncaged's campaign to highlight Procter and Gamble's unnecessary testing of beauty products on animals and to encourage Procter and Gamble to end all animal tests for cosmetics and household products and support the forthcoming EU ban on cosmetics testing"
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#10 Old 07-04-2009, 12:17 PM
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Holcroft, I'll email her as well, I know it probably won't make much of a difference but its worth a go.



Probably email Naturewatch to let them know that she probably shouldn't be their next cover model! Ha, I'm a pedant like that

I seem to remember her being in my BUAV 'Little Book of Cruelty Free' my first one, circa 1998....funny how things change.
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Well done for emailing her, monsterbeans. I did also email Naturewatch but received no reply. Uncaged have a news release on their website saying they've contacted her about her hypocrisy and will be removing all reference to her from their website, so that's good.
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Ha, we move quickly...I heard about it like 2 days ago and already its been got on by us lot! I wouldn't have a 'problem' with it if it was a celebrity who didn't claim to be pro or anti certain things and then flies in the face of it. Its just the lack of consistency and the willingness to bow to a high fee!
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