PETA to Challenge Revlon’s Tests on Animals at Annual Meeting

PETA to Challenge Revlon’s Tests on Animals at Annual Meeting

For Immediate Release:
June 5, 2013

Contact:
Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382 

Edison, N.J. — PETA will attend the 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Revlon, Inc., on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at the Revlon Research Center in Edison, New Jersey, to ask the company to end sales in China, where tests on animals are required for cosmetics products.

When the meeting is opened to questions from the floor, Amanda Nordstrom, a research associate with PETA’s Laboratory Investigations Department, will make the following statement:

For more than two decades, Revlon portrayed itself to PETA and to millions of consumers as a company whose products were not tested on animals. During all this time, Revlon enjoyed and benefited from PETA’s support and our promotion of Revlon products to women around the world. Revlon betrayed that trust. In 2012, PETA found that Revlon has been selling its products in China, where tests on animals are required for cosmetics. When we questioned the company about this, Revlon repeatedly refused to answer our questions about whether it has been secretly paying for tests on animals. Your commitment to profit is obvious. Your commitment to consumers who care about cruelty-free products has been revealed as a sham. On behalf of PETA and our more than 3 million members and supporters, I ask Revlon to end sales in China in order to spare animals who continue to be killed in cruel tests. Will Revlon make this commitment?

After PETA discovered that Revlon was paying for tests on animals, the group purchased just enough Revlon stock to allow attendance at annual meetings. PETA plans to introduce a shareholder’s resolution next year, after the group has held the stock for a year.

To learn more about companies that refuse to answer PETA’s questions or that mislead consumers, please click here. Revlon has top billing.

The 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Revlon, Inc., will be held at 10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at the Revlon Research Center at 2121 Route 27, Edison, NJ 08818.

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