I thought that Procter & Gamble had stopped animal tests. Why is it still included on the “do test” list?
Procter & Gamble announced on June 30, 1999, that it had revised its animal-testing policy. P&G stated that it will end the use of animal tests for all its current non-food, non-drug products. This indicates that P&G realizes how important the animal-testing issue is.
However, Procter & Gamble has not permanently halted all non-required animal experiments. According to P&G, it will not perform experiments on many existing products. P&G has not committed to discontinuing the testing of new ingredients or new products on animals.
This very small step in the right direction does not mean that we have stopped our boycott on any of P&G’s products. Just as any other company that states that it performs limited animal testing or testing on only certain ingredients or products, P&G remains on our “do test” list, and we continue to encourage consumers to boycott all its products. We will also continue to try to push the company away from animal experiments permanently.
Please send a polite letter to P&G’s chairperson, encouraging him to make a permanent commitment to never again test on animals. Letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Alan G. Lafley
Chair, President & CEO
Procter & Gamble
1 Procter & Gamble Plz.
Cincinnati, OH 45202