So often, I will spend time on the internet or just laying on my floor staring at the ceiling (procrastinating usually)  pondering the achievements of modern science - things like the photos of Saturn via NASA's Cassini Spacecraft,  an electronic car that competes in power with supercars twice its cost, Google Earth, the cervical cancer vaccine, the vast amount of cute animal videos I can watch at any time, how scientists can grow human skin in a lab and how I can summon all this wonderful scientific information and studies at my will, with just a few taps of my keyboard.

What also bothers me is that in this day and age, with all these scientific advancements happening in and out of the lab, cosmetic animal testing is still a thing. How?! WHY?! It's cruel and unnecessary. Thankfully, The Body Shop also ponders this, and after fighting for the anti-animal testing cause for many, many years is done with this bullsh*t. So done, that it is now aiming to put an end to cosmetic animal testing once and for all, by taking the case to the UN. 

Partnering with non-profit organisation Cruelty Free International, The Body Shop has pledged to take its new campaign to United Nations and request an international convention banning cosmetic testing on animals. The goal? End the practice globally by 2020. It just needs our help.  In order to take the cause to the UN, The Body Shop has launched an online, global petition that aims to get 8million signatures - sign here now.  It takes ten seconds, I promise.

"The Body Shop passionately believes that no animal should be harmed in the name of cosmetics and that animal testing on products and ingredients is outdated, cruel and unnecessary," says Jessie Macneil-Brown, Senior Manager International Campaigns and Corporate Responsibility, The Body Shop. "This is why The Body Shop and Cruelty Free International have partnered to deliver the largest and most ambitious campaign ever to seek a global ban on the use of animals to test cosmetic products and ingredients."

Animals don't need to be harmed in order for us to have baby-soft skin, and as a consumer, we all have the power to stop it from happening. So sign this petition, only use brands listed on the Cruelty Free List, Cruelty Free Kitty List on the Cruelty Free App - it's also worth just doing some investigation yourself, the bunnies, rats, guinea pigs and mice will thank you. Because their lives shouldn't be worth less than the cute bunnies that fill up our social media feeds.

Once again, sign the petition.

The Body Shop is getting SERIOUS about anti-animal testing