Fwd: Global Boycott Proctor & Gamble Day May 16 - Get Active!
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Pick up the phone on Call-In day to urge P&G to end cruel animal
Please join IDA and thousands of activists worldwide on May 16 -
Global Boycott Proctor & Gamble Day. We'll unite to expose P&G's
callous abuse and inform people about cruelty-free shopping in dozens
of countries throughout the world. Our efforts on this day, and
throughout the year, can save tens of thousands of animals from a
horrific fate at the hands of P&G's vivisectors.
P&G admits it conducts poisoning tests on animals to assess
chemicals in their brands including Tide, Olay, Cascade, Pantene and
Herbal Essences. Guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, ferrets, rats and
mice are among the thousands of animals poisoned and killed every year
in P&G's "product safety research," and cats and dogs are used in
experiments for their pet foods. P&G are very secretive about their
toxicity tests, where chemicals are repeatedly force-fed to animals,
rubbed into their raw skin, or dripped into their eyes. Other brutal
tests include forcing animals to inhale chemicals or injecting
substances up their noses.
P&G is known for an abundance of animal testing for such trivial,
everyday products. And they are certainly the world's largest producer
of such products, selling their brands (such as Fairy, Pantene, Ariel,
Head & Shoulders, Olay, Iams/Eukanuba) in 140 countries worldwide. If
hundreds of other companies can make similar cosmetics and household
products without animal testing, so can P&G.
The call-in is part of the 12th annual Global Boycott Procter &
Gamble Day, led by the UK-based international animal protection group
Uncaged and in partnership with dozens of animal protection
organizations around the world. Over 140 events will take place across
the world, from Sydney to Stockholm. The campaign is supported by
stars such as Sir Paul McCartney, Pretenders lead-singer Chrissie
Hynde, poet and musician Benjamin Zephaniah, and singer Morrissey.
1) Please call, email, fax or write a letter to P&G on May 16th to
politely urge Proctor & Gamble to stop testing on animals and instead
redirect funds towards alternatives. Be polite but firm!
Call-in to: 1-800-543-1745
Fax: (513) 983-9369
Mr A.G. Laffley
Chairman & CEO
Procter & Gamble
One Procter & Gamble Plaza
Cincinnatti, OH 45202
See a sample letter/email
2) Write letters to the editors of your local newspapers and weekly
newspapers. See a listing of all U.S. newspapers. Make sure to let us
know if your letter gets printed. Below is a sample, though using your
own words is strongly encouraged. See a sample letter/email
For more on what you can do to stop P&G's cruel and unnecessary
tests, visit www.pandgkills.com.
Sample Letter To P&G Chair Laffley
Dear Mr. Laffley:
I am horrified to learn that Procter & Gamble continues to test on
and kill animals in the development of cosmetic, household cleaning,
and pet food products and ingredients.
I will no longer buy any P&G products until the company permanently
ceases testing on animals. I will be urging my friends, family, and
colleagues to also boycott P&G products.
Since 1999, several countries around the world, including the UK,
have banned animal testing for cosmetics. The European Union also
voted for the ban, which included the sale of animal-tested products
within its borders.
Polls show that the vast majority of the public is strongly against
animal testing for cosmetic, household products, and pet foods, and
that hundreds of companies do not engage in animal testing, yet make
perfectly good, safe products.
I urge P&G to establish a firm non-animal testing policy for these
products and ingredients. With all the recent advances in non-animal
technology, P&G should be able to eliminate animal tests. It is high
time that P&G fulfill its stated desire to eliminate animal testing
for non-drug products and ingredients. Until then I will continue to
boycott P&G products and encourage others to do the same.
Sample Letter To the Editor
It is appalling that Procter & Gamble, which makes world-famous
brands like Tide, Bounce, Mr. Clean, Olay, Crest, Pantene, Head &
Shoulders, Pringles, and Iams/Eukanuba, among many others, continues
to test products on animals.
These experiments are cruel, unnecessary, and happening right now in
the U.S. But we can all make a difference - and feel better about
ourselves - simply by refusing to buy P&G products and switching to
cruelty-free brands. I urge everyone to make this decision today -
it's not as hard as you might think. The Web site www.pandgkills.com
contains information and product lists.
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