Actor Peter Dinklage is urging the U.S. to follow Europe's recent legislation and adopt a ban on cosmetic tests on animals. 

The "Game of Thrones" star, vegetarian, and committed animal activist has partnered with Cruelty Free International on the effort, saying no creature should have to suffer for a beauty product. 

"I am so pleased to support Cruelty Free International and be part of the global campaign to end cosmetics tests on animals. It is unacceptable that animals continue to suffer around the world, including the United States of America, for the sake of beauty. I appeal to the USA to follow the European Union's lead and end animal testing for cosmetics."

Back in March, the European Union signed into law a ban on the import and sale of cosmetics containing ingredients tested on animals, a culmination of nearly 20 years of activism by cruelty-free retailer The Body Shop and Cruelty Free International. 

"The Food and Drug Administration must follow Europe's lead and do the right thing for animals and consumers by mandating non-animal methods for cosmetics immediately," CFI Chief Executive Michelle Thew stated in a release. "Please take action by supporting Cruelty Free International in our call to the FDA to ban animal tests for cosmetics, and look for cruelty-free products marked with the Leaping Bunny."

Other celebs supporting CFI's worldwide ban on cosmetic tests on animals include Ricky Gervais and Joss Stone. You can see the Gervais PSA below. 

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Peter Dinklage urges end to cosmetic animal testing in US
'Game of Thrones' star decries the suffering of animals for the sake of beauty in a new campaign for Cruelty Free International.