Nick Symmonds in new PETA program
Nick Symmonds has been busy. Recently, he had to decide between staying with the Nike brand or moving to the Brooks Running brand. Symmonds choose the Brooks brand, looking for some change and new opportunities, he told LetsRun.com.
Now, Nick Symmonds has lent his hand to one of the most thoughtful campaigns to come out of PETA in many a year. This campaign with Mortimer, the rabbit, encourages people to not purchase products from corporations that use animal testing.
Nice job, Nick Symmonds, PETA and of, course, Mortimer!
Nick Symmonds Urges People to ‘Leave Animal Testing in the Dust’ in New PSA for PETA
What: Olympic runner Nick Symmondsteams up with PETA for a new PSA in which he puts a face to the hundreds of thousands of animals worldwide who are poisoned, blinded, and killed every year in tests for the cosmetics industry. In the PSA, he cuddles with his best bunny friend, Mortimer, next to the words “Leave Animal Testing in the Dust. Never Buy Products Tested on Bunnies!”
Who: As a U.S. World Champion and Olympian, Nick Symmonds is well known to your audience, and his important message is relevant to your readers.
Why: Hundreds of thousands of mice, rats, rabbits, and other animals are poisoned, blinded, and killed every year in archaic and ineffective product tests for shampoos, household cleaners, cosmetics, hair sprays, and other personal-care and household items. Although more than 950 companies have banned all animal tests, some corporations still force substances into animals’ stomachs and drip chemicals into rabbits’ eyes. These tests are not required by law, and they often produce inaccurate and misleading results–even if a product has blinded an animal, it can still be marketed to the public. For more information, please visit PETA.org.
How: Please join Nick Symmonds and PETA in helping to raise awareness about the use of product testing on animals.
Larry Eder has had a 50-year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher, and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub-4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Athletics to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: "I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself."
Theme song: Greg Allman, " I'm no Angel."
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