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Victory! Lipton Ends Cruel Animal Tests

Written by PETA | January 31, 2011

We are thrilled to announce that after more than 40,000 supporters of PETA and its affiliates around the world sent e-mails urging Unilever to stop testing tea on animals and after representatives from PETA and our affiliates in India and Europe flew to London to meet with Unilever—the world’s largest tea maker, which makes the Lipton and PG Tips brands—the company agreed to halt all such tests. In a message just posted on its website, Unilever states, “Unilever is committing to no animal testing for our tea and tea-based beverages, with immediate effect.”

Thanks to everyone who responded to our online action alert, no more piglets will be infected with E. coli toxin and have their intestines cut apart while they are still alive, no more rats will have holes cut into their intestines and be fed tea ingredients through a tube in their throats, mice won’t be suffocated or have their necks broken, rabbits’ heads won’t be cut off, and other cruel tests that involved tormenting and killing animals simply to study the health effects of tea products and ingredients will no longer take place.

Not one of the experiments that the company conducted was legally required for beverage makers, and regulators have stated that animal tests are not required to prove a health claim about a product.

With this victory, the suffering of animals for Lipton and PG tips teas ends. Lipton joins many other tea and beverage companies—including Stash Tea, Luzianne Tea, Twinings, Honest Tea, Ocean Spray, Welch’s, POM Wonderful, and Japan-based tea giant ITO EN—in being cruelty-free.

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • Helen Bracewell says:

    Great news,now they need to label their packaging too

  • alexandra d. says:

    İ hope LİPTON is not testing their products anymore on animals…cause it is awful!!they must be free….they must live!!they feel pain the same as human…..please…..

  • Sandra Hall says:

    Cruelty to any living creature should not happen, it’s not necessary!!

  • Kathleen Buchan says:

    Thank you Lipton for stopping testing on defenseless animals. I am 84 years old and was shocked and crying to read all the cruelty testing on animals for many things that was unnecessary as far as I could see. I don’t understand how anyone could do those tests – they must be heartless people! I wish testing on animals for washing powder and everything else would stop. I make my washing powder with ingredients not tested on animals and have given the recipe to many people. I would buy washing powder if not tested on animals. Now I will be buying PG Tips. I will also be telling my 2 sons and my daughter to do that.

  • paulina says:

    you should stop cruelty !!!

  • Charanne says:

    They seem fine to me, i mean they are kinda getting treated better than getting fattened, slaughtered and then eaten. ^.^

  • nargis says:

    Why were animals being tested for tea in the first place, besides all the other cruelty unilever puts them through, talk about spending good money over stupid decisions. LEAVE THE ANIMALS ALONE, choose from the human race to test human use products . THANK YOU.

  • S.VIVEK MUTHIAH says:

    Thank u very much lipton for stoping the processes that would harm the living beings. you are the greatest example to many other companies.Congrats….

  • Martha Scandella Astorga says:

    Las gracias, en nombre de estos inocentes animales, se las doy a Peta, pues esta empresa, no tenia derecho de cometer esta barbaridad. Lo minimo que tiene que hacer es contactar a otras poderosas empresas, e instarlas a que sigan su ejemplo, de haber dejado esta barbarie retrogada!!!

  • Chie says:

    I didnt know that. I will stop drinking and buying Lipton anymore

  • bridget says:

    Thank you LIPTON ICE TEA I hope others will follow your very excellent example!!!

  • TARA BLADE says:

    PLEASE STOP TOTURING THESE ANIMALS. PLEASE STOP ABUSING THESE BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS. THESE ARE GODS CREATURES THEY ARE MEANT TO LIVE FREE NOT BE TORTURED FOR HORRIBLE EXPERIMENTS FOR HUMANS. THEY ARE NOT MEANT TO LIVE CRAMPED AND SCARED TO DEATH IN CAGES FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. PLEASE I BEG YOU HAVE SOME COMPASSION!!!!!!!!!!!

  • patti says:

    stop the abuse of animals! you will be judged-we can judge the heart of a person by their treatment of animals!

  • mariapaola says:

    please stop it, please !! Thank you on behalf of the animals too

  • valey guylaine says:

    stop it that! are we no intelligent?? Are you blind?? stop abusing animals, now!

  • maria says:

    STOP KILLING POOR INNOCENT ANIMALS FOR NOTHING, THEY ALL DESERVE TO LIVE FREE … FOR GOD’S SAKE HOW CRUEL CAN PEOPLE BE ANYWAY …

  • Ness says:

    Awesome! One small step to freeing the voiceless. xoxoxox PEACE!

  • Renard says:

    Stop !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • AJ says:

    You guys, calm down. The article says this was stopped over a year ago. Lipton is now cruelty-free, so stop with the angry posts; we won!

  • Doris says:

    I QUIT buying Lipton Iced Tea mix just because of the animal testing…

  • elke zeich says:

    stop it, now !

  • VERCASSON MONIQUE says:

    STOP TESTINGS ON ANIMALS! STOP THIS CRUELTY

  • anna says:

    STOP TESTING ON ANIMALS !!!!!Its terrible!!!

  • dely says:

    i dont buy from you, unless you stop abusing animals.

  • cervantesariel says:

    STOP TESTING ON ANIMALS !!!!! for good it should be against the Law !!

  • Tiziana says:

    GO PETA!! go on with this battles, someone will have to stop every cruelty like these one day not too far!!!

  • Dariaa says:

    :( STOP!!

  • sabrina says:

    STOP TESTING ON ANIMALS !!!!! for good it should be against the Law !!

  • clarence says:

    Stop this cruelty!!!!! This is a sin. I admire PETA so much for the hard work. Way to go PETA!!!!!!!! I’m so proud of you! I want to thank you so much.

  • anaynimous says:

    that is mean!!! but yes no more pain for something that i wont buy

  • fey anne marie says:

    c’est génial !!mais que sont devenus les animaux ,sommes nous sûres qu’aucun animal ne va plus servir à l’expérimentation ,j’ai peur ,

  • angelo vellucci says:

    saluti al team di peta!!!!!

  • Sharon Corbett says:

    Good stuff, maybe Unilever’s many other susiduaries will follow suit yes maybe!

  • Felicity says:

    Well done!!! Amazing what you guys have achieved together. Keep up the great work.

  • Debasis Gupta says:

    Greetings and love to the entire team of “PETA” for their glorious victory against the inhuman experiments conductd on the helpless and innocent animals. My support for PETA will be remained for ever. PETA is the voice of the voiceless who are tortured and killed mercilessly. I love you guys.

  • Debasis Gupta says:

    Greetings and love to the entire team of “PETA” for their glorious victory against the inhuman experiments conductd on the helpless and innocent animals. My support for PETA will be remained for ever.

  • shannon says:

    Thank God for Peta!!!!! What a great organization..I’ll support you 4ever I am so sick of hearing story after story of animals being tortured! It makes me infuriated that people will abuse anything that cant defend itself..including children elderly, and handicap. God be with everyone who gives a voice to those who dont have one!

  • dd says:

    thas great and i love animals and STOP animals testing FOREVR thats grest.

  • shawnee says:

    YES!!!!!! lets stop it forever

  • paris paula says:

    !!!!!………

  • emma21gr says:

    Nice … lets see when all this cruelty stop for ever! Congratulations!

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