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PepsiCo Stops All Animal Tests!

Written by PETA | May 10, 2007

Embarrassing as it is to get scooped by the peta2 blog on a story, this news is way too exciting to pass up. After negotiations with PETA, PepsiCo (the multibillion-dollar parent company of the Pepsi-Cola, Frito-Lay, Tropicana, Quaker Oats, and Gatorade brands) has pledged to end all animal testing. The company’s official statement on the topic is just about as progressive as it gets—both a powerful endorsement of alternatives to animal testing and a strong warning to other companies that they need to embrace these alternatives if they want to survive in the marketplace:

“PepsiCo does not do any animal testing and does not directly fund testing using animals. … Where testing on animals is not required, PepsiCo strongly endorses efficient and effective research that does not include the use of animals. We will encourage our partners to use alternatives to animal testing and share this statement with organizations we believe to be involved in projects potentially involving animal research done on behalf of PepsiCo or with PepsiCo or PepsiCo Foundation funding.”

It goes without saying that this is a big step forward. For some more detailed information on the topic, you can check out PETA’s PepsiCo victory feature here. And if all this good news puts you in the mood for some witty banter about vegan cupcakes and dreamy rock stars, you should check out the peta2 blog.

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  • Chelsea says:

    I’m very happy to hear that pepsi has stopped their testing too! Because these two companies are so large, it’s a relief to not worry about which specific drink is okay and which is not! :)

  • linda says:

    I have been drinking pepsi for over 40 years after running across the abuse ad associated with pepsi I was pouring out all my pepsi and urging friends and family to do the same if it is true that they are now complying with the ethical treatment of animals I may return to their product only when I’m sure!!!

  • anml_luvr123 says:

    How do I trust if pepsi is not testing on animals?

  • God says:

    That statement makes me wanna change from drinking cola to pepsi! woooosshhh

  • rojo says:

    Should PETA be proud of stifling research into prostate cancer which kills around 50000 menyear in the US alone?

  • kelly says:

    Makes me feel good about Pepsi!!

  • Jodi says:

    Its so great to hear a story like this. Now if only other companies would take this kind of action!

  • candace olson says:

    this entry makes me want to have a pepsi!!!!

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