May 16, 2008. Let Proctor & Gamble Know How You Feel About Cruel Animal Testing

"Global Boycott Proctor & Gamble Day This Friday - Get Active!
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

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 (hyperlink to 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

What You Can Do:

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

Mailing address:

Mr A.G. Laffley
Chairman & CEO
Procter & Gamble
One Procter & Gamble Plaza
Cincinnatti, OH 45202

See a sample letter/email (BOOKMARK1):

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 (BOOKMARK 2)

For more on what you can do to stop P&G's cruel and unnecessary
tests, visit .


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.



Dear 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 contains information and product

Let other people know about P&G.

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Anonymous said...

You could at least spell it's Procter & Gamble...not Proctor & Gamble!! Plus, you are being brainwashed...

Elizabeth said...

If you have a problem with the content of this post, I suggest you call IDA,In Defense of Animals. I did not write the contents of the post. I crossposted it. Their address and phone number is on their site.

Thanks for pointing out the spelling error.