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Evanna Lynch Suffers Animal Testing to Promote Veganism

The vegan Harry Potter actress simulates skin-burning and eye-irritation tests routinely conducted on animals to urge fans to buy vegan beauty products.

Vegan actress Evanna Lynch—known for her role as Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter film series—appears in a new video to promote vegan beauty products. In the “makeup tutorial” clip—produced by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ youth division peta2—the actress undergoes simulated laboratory tests where “Chad” (the experimenter) applies chemicals on her face and eyes to test for irritation and subjects her to an “acute toxicity” test, which is routinely performed on animals who inhale toxic substances until they die. “If you’re not [okay] with putting animals through these tests,” Lynch said, “then maybe you should only be buying cosmetics that are truly cruelty-free.” The actress has participated in several campaigns to promote veganism and recently launched podcast "The ChickPeeps" as a vehicle to discuss veganism with her fans.

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NYC All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Fest Offers Vegan Scoops

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Animal Ag Companies Fined $29M for Destroying Amazon

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Moby Retires from Touring to Focus on Activism

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British vegan brand Moving Mountains expands its B12 burger to five locations of meat-centric chain Dirty Bones—where it will be served topped with vegan mac and cheese.
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Legendary Canadian Rugby Player Starts Vegan Cheese Brand

Nick Blevins' vegan lifestyle improved his performance on the field so much that he established a plant-based cheese and yogurt company to educate others on the benefits of plants.
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