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Another Deadly Tea Company

This post originally appeared on The PETA Files.

 The maker of the popular iced tea beverage Nestea is torturing mice and rats in experiments in an attempt to examine the health effects of tea, even though these deadly experiments are not required by law and humane in vitro and human clinical studies can be used to justify health claims for tea products.

Nestlé (the maker of Nestea) and the experimenters it hires to do its dirty work have used mice who are made to suffer from brain dysfunction and rapid aging, force-fed them green tea extracts, and locked them in a dark chamber where they receive painful shocks before they are killed. In one pointless and cruel test, mice made to suffer from muscle degeneration were fed green tea extracts, after which experimenters cut open the animals’ leg muscles and killed the mice “by decapitation.”

Just four months ago, the maker of Lipton tea agreed to stop testing on animals after meeting with PETA and hearing from more than 40,000 of our supporters. Let’s go two for two. Please contact Nestea today and urge it to spare animals from torturous tea tests.

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  • Mandy says:

    It’s the same for all Nestlé’s product ! But it’s just i wasn’t sure if it’s a Nestlé product or Coca Cola product.

  • Smith says:

    I am sorry to disappoint you but Coca Cola is not made by Nestle…. they USED TO have a joint venture with the producers of Coca Cola but not anymore. I do believe that The Coca-Cola Company would be rather upset if they new that you have decided to change to ownership of this (on its own very successful) company.
    Check your facts before you start spreading rumors.

  • Montezia says:

    I will make sure Nestea does not receive any of my money until they change. That is just plain fradulent. Thanks PETA for this info.

  • an says:

    So we must stop to buy Coca Cola, because its the same company who makes lipton/nestea ice tea!!!!

  • HankScorpio says:

    Proof please. I like how you put words in quotations then don’t cite any sources. I doubt this testing is “pointless”. Once I hear some solid evidence I will help your cause as I do not support animal cruelty. I also do not support defamation of character and I like claims to be sourced. Thanks.

  • Oana says:

    Thanks! No more Neastea for me!

  • Camille Reicherter says:

    I WILL NEVER BUY ANY NESTLE PRODUCTS AGAIN, I WILL ALSO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO DO THE SAME! STOP ANIMAL CRUELTY!

  • Rach boyle says:

    I will never buy ur products. i will encourage everyone i know to do the same. Pointless cruelty, how do u live without a conscience?

  • Minttu says:

    i newer ewer drink nestea again! Tell me how i can help these poor babys? Hope they will stop this crazy torturin. Im in tears when i saw picture of 2 rats grabbing 2gether! these ppl are totally psychopaths!!

  • mathieuj says:

    Stop this animal cruelty! Glad I’m not a customer of Nestea!

  • Shilpa Gupta says:

    i will not drink nestea again !!! stop animal cruelity !!!

  • Stef Flanders says:

    Never drinking your tea again!!

  • pj56 says:

    I will never drink Nestea again and will pass this along for a lot of friends until I hear this has stopped.

  • Anita Bakken says:

    I will not drink your tea ever again!!! stop the animal testing!!!! Please.

  • jamawl says:

    omg i love it

  • Fen says:

    Isn’t Nestle also owning a part of The Body Shop, which is against animal testing????… seriously starting to think about downing both.

  • Bettina Thompson says:

    Ridiculous, can’t you corporate giants see that such inhumane acts will only HURT your business in the long run, not help it?? I for one will spread this message, and officially boycot ALL Nestea products until such unnecessary cruelty is stopped!

  • Adnan Tariq says:

    For GOD sake,plzzz,dont do this brutal act……
    Fear the wrath of “GOD THE ALMIGHTY”.

  • Tim Delph says:

    Please stop this unnecessary and inhumane experiment! PLEASE!!!

  • Joanna Dylla says:

    Please stop the painful experiments!!

  • Raabia says:

    tea is healthy, tried tested, so WHY are you continually subjecting more lives to torture? or are you just fans of inhumanity?

  • Taryn says:

    Used to drink your tea, loads of it. But now, not gonna happen. I appal cruelty to animals, and do my utmost to ensure that everyone knows about a company that uses cruel methods on animals for experimental purposes. I will most definitely be sending this story around my social network so everyone will know you hurt and kill mice in the name of science.

  • Linda says:

    Empathy, empathy, empathy!!!! We should all be better than this.

  • Kim Rettig says:

    Please stop being so heartless and cruel in your treatment of mice. Eventhough a huge number of people in society view mice as dirty rodents, these harmless little animals feel pain, suffering and torture just as you and I do! No cruel/unethical treatment to animals (regardless of their worth in society) can be accepted, nor justified. I will ensure that your treatment of mice is publicised as much as possible with the aim that you will stop this!!!!! IMMEDIATELY!!

  • Kim Rettig says:

    Please stop being so heartless and cruel in your treatment of mice. Eventhough a huge number of people in society view mice as dirty rodents, these harmless little animals feel pain, suffering and torture just as you and I do! No cruel/unethical treatment to animals (regardless of their worth in society) can be accepted, nor justified. I will ensure that your treatment of mice is publicised as much as possible with the aim that you will stop this!!!!! IMMEDIATELY!!

  • Val coster says:

    This is unacceptable. I will not be buying tea from your company as long as it continues, nor will my family and friends.

  • Joe Ellison says:

    I understand the need to develop animal models in the early experimental process of drug development. I fail to see the need for it in the development of beverages. This is not medication or vitamins you’re developing, but tea! This makes it even more pointless that you’re using animal experimentation, trying to support what are likely baseless & bogus health claims. I’d prefer to see you selling tea on the basis of taste, which can be tested by any person with active taste buds.

  • Janet Fink says:

    Respect for life begins, not ends with animals.

  • Ginny Robinson says:

    Tell me, what is the purpose of all these inhumane tests that you give to rats? For instance, why would you force-feed them green tea extracts, and locked them in a dark chamber where they receive painful shocks before being killed? It seems you are looking for ways to torture animals. This is inhumane! Please stop this abuse!

  • sunday tirio says:

    what hell kind of people are you? why on gods earth would you do that to mice? I hope you don’t call yourselves human beings, after doing that to mice you have lost that right!

  • Adriana Sornes says:

    Please stop right now with this torturous tests on any animals…Por favor paren ahora mismo las torturas con las pruebas de te en cualquier animal.

  • sarah harrison woods says:

    If the above story is true, then I ask you to please reconsider what you’re doing. We all know that green tea has good health effects, why put animals thru torture and suffering to prove that?! I will not be buying your tea until I know that this has stopped.

  • Nora Landry says:

    Stop this torture am sure you can test your products without creating all the suffering
    I will no longer buy your products until you change your policy and stop torturing any and all animals

  • Nora Landry says:

    Stop this torture am sure you can test your products without creating all the suffering
    I will no longer buy your products until you change your policy and stop torturing any and all animals

  • Jennifer Carpenito says:

    Stop doing this, it’s inhumane and just downright mean!

  • Michele Greenstein says:

    Please stop the senseless testing on mice to document the effects of tea. To torture animal to help your profits by touting the benefits of drinking your tea is unconscionable!

  • Andrea says:

    I stopped using most nestle products years ago because they taste like sh*t and then I found out about the human rights violations that nestle endorse. When I say ‘most nestle products’ I am refering to the fact that nestle have many fingers in many pies and its hard to tell which companies they own or don’t. Thanks for all your efforts PETA to bring us the information that you do. The world is a better place for it!

  • Raluca-Elena Ceausu says:

    Shame on them…I will never ever drink Nestea again!

  • Aileen Salva says:

    Please just stop this cruelty, there is NO need for that!!!

  • Rebecca Staniforth says:

    Please stop testing on amimals, it’s unecessary and cruel. I will not be buying any Nestle product until I hear that you have ceased all animal testing. Thank you for listening to reason.

  • Cilla Kloth says:

    Why would anyone think of using torture as part of product testing? It is hard for me to comprehend.

  • janet hamilton says:

    I am very saddened to hear that animals are being used in cruel experiments for Nestea. The makers of Lipton tea have agreed to stop this cruel and unnecessary practice. I would urge Nestle to do the same. I would be pleased if you would give this matter your urgent attention

  • Jocelyn Dorgan says:

    Well, I’ve just stopped buying all of your products! I will be sure to spread the information via Facebook of your torture of animals. Disgracelful!

  • Meghan Burns says:

    I will stop buying your products as long as you continue to test your products on animals

  • Karl wilson says:

    Stop the disgusting act of cruelty. You should be ashamed if youselves

  • Karl wilson says:

    Stop the disgusting act of cruelty. You should be ashamed if youselves

  • tess says:

    Stop this insanity!! Three animals have feelings just like us!!

  • Jennifer Salome says:

    Please stop your animal testing!

  • Linda J. spencer says:

    Really Nestle’? How could torturing these mice be helpful for ‘testing’ your products? What the hell are you folks thinking? I won’t buy your products until you stop torturing animals!!!

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