Tuesday, August 10, 2010

   


...animals have not been as critical to the advancement of medicine as is typically claimed by proponents of animal experimentation.
Moreover, a great deal of animal experimentation has been misleading and resulted in either withholding of drugs, sometimes for years, that were subsequently found to be highly beneficial to humans, or to the release and use of drugs that, though harmless to animals, have actually contributed to human suffering and death.

Jane Goodall 'Reason for Hope', 1999


Once you look into the list of companies below by PETA, you will see that you are contributing to this crime with at least one product available at home now. I am HORRIFIED to see today that I have been sponsoring these criminals for years and years. About time we all look into what we're buying and from whom!


COMPANIES THAT DO TEST ON ANIMALS

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are these companies included on the 'Do Test' list?

The following companies manufacture products that ARE tested on animals. Those marked with a  are currently observing a moratorium (i.e., current suspension of) on animal testing. Please encourage them to announce a permanent ban. Listed in parentheses are examples of products manufactured by either the company listed or, if applicable, its parent company. For a complete listing of products manufactured by a company on this list, please visit the company's Web site or contact the company directly for more information. Companies on this list may manufacture individual lines of products without animal testing (e.g., Clairol claims that its Herbal Essences line is not animal-tested). They have not, however, eliminated animal testing from their entire line of cosmetics and household products.
Similarly, companies on this list may make some products, such as pharmaceuticals, that are required by law to be tested on animals. However, the reason for these companies' inclusion on the list is not the animal testing that they conduct that is required by law, but rather the animal testing (of personal-care and household products) that is not required by law.

What can be done about animal tests required by law?

Although animal testing of pharmaceuticals and certain chemicals is still mandated by law, the arguments against using animals in cosmetics testing are still valid when applied to the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. These industries are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, respectively, and it is the responsibility of the companies that kill animals in order to bring their products to market to convince the regulatory agencies that there is a better way to determine product safety. PETA is actively working on this front by funding the development and validation of non-animal test methods and providing input through our involvement on government advisory committees at both the national and international levels. Companies often resist progress and, instead of using human-relevant non-animal tests, choose to use animal tests because their results can be manipulated. Let companies know how you feel about this.

Arm & Hammer (Church & Dwight), P.O. Box 1625, Horsham, PA 19044-6625; 609-683-5900; 800-524-1328; http://www.armhammer.com/

Bic Corporation, 1 Bic Way, Ste.1, Shelton, CT 06484; 203-783-2000; http://www.bicworld.com/

Church & Dwight (Aim, Arm & Hammer, Arrid, Brillo, Close-up, Kaboom, Lady's Choice, Mentadent, Nair, Orange Glo International, Oxi Clean, Pearl Drops), P.O. Box 1625, Horsham, PA 19044-6625; 609-683-5900; 800-524-1328; http://www.churchdwight.com/

Clairol (Aussie, Daily Defense, Herbal Essences, Infusium 23, Procter & Gamble), 1 Blachley Rd., Stamford, CT 06922; 800-252-4765; http://www.clairol.com/

Clorox (ArmorAll, Formula 409, Fresh Step, Glad, Liquid Plumber, Pine-Sol, Soft Scrub, S.O.S., Tilex), 1221 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612; 510-271-7000; 800-227-1860; http://www.clorox.com/

Dial Corporation (Dry Idea, Purex, Renuzit, Right Guard, Soft & Dri), 15101 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 5028, Scottsdale, AZ 85254-2199; 800-528-0849; http://www.dialcorp.com/

Johnson & Johnson (Aveeno, Clean & Clear, Listerine, Lubriderm, Neutrogena, Rembrandt, ROC), 1 Johnson & Johnson Plz., New Brunswick, NJ 08933; 732-524-0400; 800-526-3967; http://www.jnj.com/

L'Oréal (Biotherm, Cacharel, Garnier, Giorgio Armani, Helena Rubinstein, Lancôme, Matrix Essentials, Maybelline, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Redken, Soft Sheen, Vichy), 575 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10017; 212-818-1500; http://www.loreal.com/

Max Factor (Procter & Gamble), 1 Procter & Gamble Plz., Cincinnati, OH 45202; 513-983-1100; 800-543-1745; http://www.maxfactor.com/

Mead, 10 W. Second St., #1, Dayton, OH 45402; 937-495-6323; http://www.meadweb.com/

Melaleuca, 3910 S. Yellowstone Hwy., Idaho Falls, ID 83402-6003; 208-522-0700; http://www.melaleuca.com/

New Dana Perfumes, 470 Oakhill Rd., Crestwood Industrial Park, Mountaintop, PA 18707; 800-822-8547

Olay (Procter & Gamble), P.O. Box 599, Cincinnati, OH 45201; 800-543-1745; http://www.oilofolay.com/

Pantene (Procter & Gamble), 1 Procter & Gamble Plz., Cincinnati, OH 45202; 800-945-7768; http://www.pantene.com/

Physique (Procter & Gamble), 1 Procter & Gamble Plz., Cincinnati, OH 45202; 800-214-8957; http://www.physique.com/

Ponds (Unilever), 800 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632; 800-909-9493; http://www.ponds.com/

Procter & Gamble Co. (Clairol, Crest, Gillette, Giorgio, Iams, Max Factor, Physique, Tide), 1 Procter & Gamble Plz., Cincinnati, OH 45202; 513-983-1100; 800-543-1745; http://www.pg.com/

Reckitt Benckiser (Easy Off, Lysol, Mop & Glo, Old English, Resolve, Spray 'N Wash, Veet, Woolite), 399 Interpace Pkwy., Parsippany, NJ 07054; 973-633-3600; 800-333-3899; http://www.reckittbenckiser.com/

Shiseido Cosmetics, 5-5, Ginza 7-chome, Chuo-k, Tokyo, 104-0061, Japan; 212-805-2300; http://www.shiseido.com/

Schering-Plough (Bain de Soleil, Coppertone, Dr. Scholl's), 2000 Galloping Hill Rd., Kenilworth, NJ 07033-0530; 800-842-4090; http://www.sch-plough.com/

S.C. Johnson (Drano, Edge, Fantastik, Glade, OFF!, Oust, Pledge, Scrubbing Bubbles, Shout, Skintimate, Windex, Ziploc), 1525 Howe St., Racine, WI 53403; 800-494-4855; http://www.scjohnson.com/

Suave (Unilever), 800 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632; 212-888-1260; 800-782-8301; http://www.suave.com/

Unilever (Axe, Dove, Lever Bros., Suave, Sunsilk), 800 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632; 212-888-1260; 800-598-1223; http://www.unilever.com/

Vicks (Procter & Gamble), 1 Procter & Gamble Plz., Cincinnati, OH 45202; 513-983-1100; 800-543-1745; http://www.pg.com/



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6 comments:

carmel said...

thanks!

Anonymous said...

Merci ! Si je ne peux signer la pétition, je peux au moins ne plus acheter de produits des sociétés mises en cause

Chantal

Anonymous said...

If you are against animal testing I suggest you never vaccinate yourself or your children against any disease, never take any medication, go under anesthesia, or use any medical technology such as MRI, x-ray, skin grafts, fertility treatment, any type of surgery, etc. Or concede that animal testing is necessary in some situations to save the lives of people.

Pelin Tezer said...

I totally agree ... Luckily, I do not have children. And I do not dope myself. Sorry that it was not within my control to decide when I was vaccinated in childhood. It is because of everything you list that today the world is packed with with useless people and all the problems. I wish you had the balls or be brave enough to introduce yourself. Do I know you? May I suggest you open your eyes and read more cause all the tests done todate are proven to be useless due to different anatomic structures between animals and the bloody mankind. THat is why today the tests are being done on volunteers in jail. I just hope one day you get to see that medication will not work on a loved one of yours! Ciao

Pelin Tezer said...

... animals have not been as critical to the advancement of medicine as is typically claimed by proponents of animal experimentation.

Moreover, a great deal of animal experimentation has been misleading and resulted in either withholding of drugs, sometimes for years, that were subsequently found to be highly beneficial to humans, or to the release and use of drugs that, though harmless to animals, have actually contributed to human suffering and death.

Jane Goodall 'Reason for Hope', 1999

Anonymous said...

...so according to your logic, you will opt out of surgery and die in the event that you get acute appendicitis so as to not support any advances in medical technology which were tested on animals.

In the spirit in which you spoke to me ("I just hope one day you get to see that medication will not work on a loved one of yours!"): I just hope that someday your loved ones are stricken with diphtheria, cholera, polio, rabies, syphilis, diabetes, measles, rubella, mumps, Parkinson's, severely burned, etc. (Of course I don't really wish this upon you or your loved ones, since your refusal to use modern medicine would most definitely result in prolonged suffering, especially in the case of a severe burn - no pain medication, skin grafts, or antibiotics would result in an incredibly painful death)

None of "the tests" done today are "proven to be useless because of anatomical differences between animals and humans." Please cite your sources if you are going to throw out such crap. Pseudoscience crap packaged in good intentions is still pseudoscience crap.

I would say you have a good heart and good intentions, and that you have been slightly misguided, but your preference to use prisoners over mice gives you away. There i no way that effective doses vs lethal doses can be determined in humans. Or maybe these are the "useless" people you are referring you, which is a very self-important way to view the world.

Stick to the crafting. And no, you don't know me.