As a member of The Pussycat Dolls Kimberly Wyatt vocal talent helped to propel songs like “Don’t Cha,” Buttons” and “When I Grow Up” to the top of the charts, and now Got to Dance judge has put a song in the collective heart of animal lovers by using her voice to speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves.
Posing with her pup Cupid, the entertainer is one of the many animal-loving luminaries who have shown their support for Our Best Friends, a BUAV campaign urging the British government to stop the use of dogs and cats in experiments. Other celebrities who have used their star wattage to shine a light on the paws cause include rock legend Brian May; comic icon Ricky Gervais and TV presenter Paul O’Grady.
Kimberly Wyatt said: “I absolutely love animals which is why I am so upset to learn that there are still so many dogs and cats suffering in UK laboratories for animal testing. Please join me and the BUAV in calling on the Government to ban these cruel experiments once and for all! You can find out more at ourbestfriends.org.”
In 2012, 3,214 dogs and 202 cats were used in experiments in Great Britain. This represents a 6% increase for dogs and a 32% increase for cats on the previous year.
The BUAV’s CEO, Michelle Thew, said: “In the UK, dogs and cats are our most popular companion animals, yet they continue to be harmed in cruel experiments and there is no Government policy to reduce their use, let alone bring it to an end. We thank Kimberly for her vital support and urge the public to join us to make their voices heard, by writing to their MPs to sign EDM 514 and by signing our petition today.”
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