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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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  • Monique says:

    Its bad enough that animals are used to test life saving medicines and proceedures, but I am unaware of how these tests make drinking tea a life saving elixir. Beheading any creature is cruel. Only do to those what you believe is good to have done to yourself.

  • Shivakumar BG says:

    Horrid! Horrid! Horrid! Please find a testing method which is at the very least not barbaric. I pledge to stop buying Nestea until then.

  • john fowler says:

    I would rather drink anything but your tea if it will save a rats life…there must be companies with honor who do not do animal testing…please stop this practice

  • Jennifer Salome says:

    Please stop your animal testing!

  • ShainaMarie says:

    Absolutely disgusting. There is NO excuse for animal cruelty

  • Athena Savva says:

    Mice do not drink tea, humans do. Let the mice do mouse things and humans, well, who knows what to say. the mice are not ours to test on

  • diane ditchfield says:

    Stop the cruelty to mice

  • kathy petrilli says:

    what you are doing is beyond horrible,you must stop. Why do such a useless barbaric thing to a living creature. Until you stop I will not buy any Nestle products and I’m ashamed I had worked for this company.

  • kathy petrilli says:

    what you are doing is beyond horrible,you must stop. Why do such a useless barbaric thing to a living creature. Until you stop I will not buy any Nestle products and I’m ashamed I had worked for this company.

  • MrsDeSilva says:

    Nestle, you can kiss my business goodbye. I cannot tolerate cruelty to little animals for the sake of a cool or hot drink.

    SHAME ON YOU. Stop this abhorrent practice NOW.. PLEASE!!!!!!!

    Thank you for consideration of this and thousands of other mercy requests. Janet

  • MrsDeSilva says:

    Nestle, you can kiss my business goodbye. I cannot tolerate cruelty to little animals for the sake of a cool or hot drink.

    SHAME ON YOU. Stop this abhorrent practice NOW.. PLEASE!!!!!!!

    Thank you for consideration of this and thousands of other mercy requests. Janet

  • marilyn says:

    I thought nestea stopped this practice. Are they really still doing it?

  • Roses says:

    Why is it necessary to experiment on helpless creatures? Let the makers experiment on themselvws!

  • jodie cree hill says:

    absolutely disgusting!!!! we have no right to do this to any living creature and i am both sickened and appalled for this abomination. all animal testing should be stopped let alone for pointless things.

  • erika wittmann says:

    please stop this cruelty!!!!

  • HeidiB4 says:

    Disgusting! No need what so ever to do that. I will ban Nestle from now on until it’s proven that your company stops this torture. I buy a lot of Nestle products, but NOT ANY MORE!!

  • carol gerratana says:

    STOP! WTF? These kinds of experiments are not doing any good for anyone…..they don’t prove anything!!

  • Robin says:

    BOYCOTT ALL NESTLE PRODUCTS! DON’T SUPPORT THIS COMPANY AT ALL!

  • Angela Villalobos says:

    What you are doing is horrible! Change your ways! Until you do my family and I will only purchase Lipton and Snapple teas
    .

  • Angela Villalobos says:

    What you are doing is horrible! Change your ways! Until you do my family and I will only purchase Lipton and Snapple teas
    .

  • Jessica Rogers says:

    Guess we wont be drinking nestea in our house until thus testing stops!!

  • Jessica Rogers says:

    Guess we wont be drinking nestea in our house until thus testing stops!!

  • susanne gill says:

    unbelievable!

  • jaki lucas says:

    this is disgusting how can you do this to innocent creatures they shud use peodos to test on.there noy worth anything….

  • Orla says:

    This is really distressing, especially as I am a rodent lover and would be devastated if my Gerbil was put through this. I’m not a tea drinker myself (and never will be judging by this) but I will be urging everyone I know who does drink tea not to purchase this brand!

  • Karen McCauley says:

    Please stop this inhumane testing on animals. I will boycott your products and share your testing on Facebook until you stop.

  • dore elisabeth says:

    stop

  • Colleen E. Smith says:

    Stop abusing animals to increase your profits.

  • Susan Parker says:

    I will not buy another of your many products again until you completely cease your brutal and inhumane “tests” on helpless animals.

  • Veronique Emsens says:

    STOP using animals!!!!!!!!

  • Lisa Pyka says:

    I will not buy these products!

  • Ana Lech says:

    Pleas stop deadly experiments with mice. We live in a modern world and we need no animals experiment any more., there are a lots of ways to test the health effects of tea. I refuse to drink Nestea until this painful experiments stops.

  • Stacy says:

    Nestle, it is not necessary to test on animals in this day and age. Not only that, but it is cruel to do so. Please stop immediately.

  • Daniel Frey says:

    Stop animal testing!!

  • Agnieszka says:

    No to experiments on animals.

  • Fernando Pineda says:

    It’s time for Nestea to join the fight for a better world, including a better world for animals.

  • Marusa Bozic says:

    Stop testing on animals!

  • SG says:

    stop this inhumane act.Bring born human behave like one.

  • Anita Virginillo says:

    If you ever hope to sell another pkg of tea to myself or any of my family members I suggest you STOP experimenting on animals. I will also inform everyone on my Facebook that you are resorting to this practice as well.

  • Rebekka Knetsch says:

    In my eyes, these tests on mice are useless. Green Tea is healthy, why testing it on animals? Mice are part of the Creation as well as people, think about it. You have no right to abuse or to kill them! Greetings from GERMANY.

  • Cissy Greenburg says:

    This is so unacceptable!!!! There is absolutely no reason for this kind of cruelness!!! How do these people sleep at night?

  • Janine Parker says:

    WHY WHY WHY? Karma and fate will take revenge on the inhuman testers.

  • al says:

    this is absolutly unnecessary and stupid!!!leave animals alone you freaks and test it on yourselves

  • Jackie Sullivan says:

    Please stop the torture of the little mice! ♥

  • Chris says:

    They might be dirty rats but they don’t deserve to be forcibly t-baged

  • One smart Cookie says:

    What a STUPID! Way yp study green TEA!!!

  • One smart Cookie says:

    What a STUPID! Way yp study green TEA!!!

  • Andrea says:

    Please stop experimenting on mice or any other animal! I will not by your tea and will tell all of my friends about this horrible thing that you are doing. Word of mouth is very powerful!

  • van-steenberghe says:

    no test

  • Abi Cresswell says:

    let’s not be mean, hey.

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