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BIRMINGHAM MP JOHN HEMMING LAUNCHES A CRUELTY-FREE OFFICE

John Hemming, MP for Birmingham Yardley, can now proudly declare that his constituency office is cruelty-free. John has taken the step to ensure that all his cleaning products are genuinely cruelty-free, only using those approved under the BUAV’s Humane Standard.

John Hemming has joined forces with the BUAV to Clean Up Cruelty; supporting the campaign to end animal testing for household products and their ingredients.

Michelle Thew, Chief Executive of the BUAV, said: “It’s fantastic that John is supporting our campaign and putting Birmingham on the cruelty-free map. I call on all politicians to follow his lead and sign up to this important campaign.”

John Hemming MP said: "There is no need to test household products on animals as is proven by the fact that some manufacturers don't do this. Other manufacturers should follow their lead and sign up for BUAV cruelty-free approval.”

The BUAV has spearheaded the campaign to end the use of animals in household product testing since March 2008. BUAV’s high profile and successful campaign, Clean Up Cruelty has already gained widespread support from politicians, retailers and the public. Since its inception, BUAV has taken Clean Up Cruelty around the UK, visiting MPs and politicians to encourage them to make their offices cruelty-free. The BUAV’s Clean Up Cruelty campaign also won a huge victory recently, when the Coalition Government pledged to ban the use of animals to test household products in its plan for government.
81% of the public said they would support a ban on the testing of household products on animals , despite the fact that many ingredients in UK household products have been, and can continue to be, tested on animals.

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