Musician Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction, Camp Freddy, etc.) recently did an edgy photo shoot with PETA, urging everyone to help stop product testing on animals by choosing to purchase only cruelty-free. Navarro is known for his body art, guitar shredding, and iconic rocker look, but when a makeup artist shed some light on cruelty-free products (since he uses a lot of makeup to get that edgy rocker look), he realized that some makeup was even to “dark” for him.
PETA explains: “Around the world, rats, mice, guinea pigs, rabbits, and other animals are force-fed products or endure the pain of having chemicals applied to their sensitive eyes and skin for product tests––even though the results of animal tests are unreliable and not applicable to humans. These cruel tests are not required by law in the U.S., and they’ve been banned in the European Union and Israel. Cruelty-free products are manufactured by companies that refuse to poison and kill animals in crude product tests. In his ad with PETA, Dave is putting himself in the shoes of the animals who live a painful life and suffer an agonizing death for these archaic experiments.”
Navarro says, “I Defy Anyone to Watch This Stuff and Explain Why It’s OK.” As he was in “character” for the photo shoot, he tried to imagine what it might be for the animals in such conditions and undergoing these tests. So cool to see a rocker sticking up for animals and also some NFL players going naked for PETA earlier this week as well! Check out the full photo and behind the scenes video below.