As a follow-up to our article about Febreze, the product
that eliminates odors, we
have learned that Proctor & Gamble, the makers of this product, are
the rumors are nothing more than a hoax. The Poison Control Center has
that they cannot confirm that there have been any deaths or injuries due
use of this product. Of course they cannot deny it either, but that
still leaves it
up in the air as to whether the product is dangerous to pets or not.
Proctor & Gamble claims they have done extensive testing
to make sure the
product is safe "if the consumer follows all directions." There seems to
real evidence to the contrary. However, even if this product isn't
dangerous, it is
still made by Proctor & Gamble which is the leading company in the fight
retain product testing on animals. P&G constantly come up with new
and new & improved products, and each time they do, they test these
on more innocent animals. These animals endure tests where the product
in their eyes, force fed to them, placed on skin scraped raw, and other
-- all so we can have yet another product to handle odors in our homes.
vinegar can also take away odors and yet no animals have to suffer
because of it.
So we can't confirm or deny the stories of problems with this product,
but we can
tell you that the staff at Animal Rights Online has chosen to not
& Gamble's cruel testing on animals by buying their products.
One activist said "Why keep using it? This isn't a
miracle drug, it's a deodorant.
There are other options. Open a window. Buy washable dog bedding. Wash
dog more often. Tell Grandpa he has to smoke his smelly pipe outside
rest of the world. Don't cook cabbage if you've got company coming --
It's just a deodorant, you can live without it."
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