Tell L'Oreal to Stop Testing on Animals

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Originally Posted: December 31, 2011

Tell L'Oreal to Stop Testing on Animals

FROM Change.org

ACTION

Many people believe that L'Oreal stopped testing on animals years ago. That is inaccurate. Let L'Oreal know you will boycott their products until they end animal testing. Let your friends and family know!

Sign an online petition:
http://www.change.org/petitions/loreal-stop-animal-cruelty-stop-testing-on-innocent-animals

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

As you read this, hundreds of mice, rats, cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, monkeys, and other animals are dying in cruel and unnecessary medical and product-testing experiments. In fact, 219 animals are killed every minute in a U.S. lab. They die in pain, alone, without a gentle touch or a soothing voice. Animal studies teach us nothing about the health of humans because animals of different species absorb, metabolize, and eliminate substances differently than humans do. The truth is that testing on animals is bad science: It is unreliable and unnecessary.

You can keep the pressure on those responsible for these cruel tests by signing this petition and joining the thousands of caring consumers who refuse to purchase products from corporations that abuse and test on poor innocent animals!

We have confirmed L’Oréal tests on animals. Despite claims the company will be going “Cruelty Free” (no animal testing) in 2013, this information is based on their replacing animal testing with human testing. The reports do not yet state all animal testing is to be replaced, however. In any case, there is no evidence the company has ended or will end their animal testing.

Although animal testing of pharmaceuticals and certain chemicals is still mandated by law, the arguments against using animals in cosmetics testing are still valid when applied to the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. These industries are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, respectively, and it is the responsibility of the companies that kill animals in order to bring their products to market to convince the regulatory agencies that there is a better way to determine product safety. PETA is actively working on this front by funding development and validation of non-animal test methods and providing input through our involvement on government advisory committees at both the national and international levels. Companies often resist progress and, instead of using human-relevant non-animal tests, choose to use animal tests because their results can be manipulated. Please let companies know how you feel about this—consumers have considerable influence on company policy!

I have now added MORE companies to the list, that also seem to be in collaboration with L'Oreal, and are on the top list of companies still testing on animals. Let's be CRUELTY FREE RIGHT NOW! IT SHOULD NOT WAIT! Here is the official list of companies not only make up and fragrance companies, but also companies that make cleaning supplies (Lysol) also test on animals as well. BOYCOTT AND LET'S STOP SUPPORTING THESE HEARTLESS PEOPLE.

Companies who STILL test on animals (list updated October 17, 2011):

Alcon Labs
Allergan, Inc.
Answer
Arm & Hammer
ArmorAll
Arrid
Axe
Aziza
Bain de Soleil
Ban Roll-on
Banana Boat
Bausch & Lomb
Benckiser
BenGay
Biotherm
Block Drug Co. Inc.
Bounty
Boyle-Midway
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Cacherel
Cargill
Carpet Fresh
Carter-Wallace
Chesebrough-Ponds
Church & Dwight
Clarion
Clairol
Clear Choice
Clorox
Commerce Drug Co.
Consumer Value Stores
Coppertone
Coty
Cover Girl
Crest
Dana Perfumes
Dawn
Del Laboratories
Desitin
Dial Corporation
Diversey
Dove
Dow Brands
Drackett Products Co.
Drano
EcoLab
Eli Lilly & Co.
El Sanofi Inc.
Elizabeth Arden
Erno Laszlo
Faberge
Fantastik
Fendi
Final Net
Finesse
First Response
Flame Glow
Garnier
Giorgio Armani
Givaudan-Roure
Glade
Glass Plus
Helena Rubinstein
Helene Curtis Industries
Herbal Essences
Huggies
ISO
Ivory
Jhirmack
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson Products Co.
Jovan
Kaboom
Keri
Kimberly-Clark Corp
Kiwi Brands
Kleenex
Lady's Choice
Lancaster
Lancome
Lava
Lever Brothers
Lipton
Listerine
L'Oreal USA
Lubriderm
Lux
Lysol
Matrix Essentials
Max Factor
Maybelline
Mead
Mop & Glo
Nair
Naturelle
Neutrogena
Neutron Industries, Inc.
Olean
Orange Glo
Oscar de la Renta
OxiClean
Pantene
Parfums International
Pearl Drops
Pennex
Pfizer, Inc.
Pine-Sol
Plax
Playtex Corporation
Pledge
Polident
Ponds
Post-It
Prestige Brands
Prince Matchabelli
Proctor & Gamble Co.
Quintessence
Raid
Ralph Lauren Fragrances
Reckitt Benckiser
Redken
Resolve
Richardson-Vicks
Sally Beauty Supply
Sally Hansen
Sanofi
SC Johnson & Son
Schering-Plough
Scotch
Scott Paper Co.
Scrub Free
Sensodyne
Signal
SmithKline Beecham
Snobal
SoftSheen
S.O.S.
Stanhome Inc.
Sterling Drug
Suave
Sun Star
Sunsilk
TCB Naturals
Tegrin
3M
Tide
Tilex
Trojan
Truvia
Unilever
Vaseline
Vichy
Vidal Sassoon
Visine
Vivid
Warner-Lambert
Westwood Pharmaceuticals
White Shoulders
Whitehall Laboratories
Windex
Woolite

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