The American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS) is happy to
announce that the Dial Corporation has agreed to stop testing its
products on animals. The establishment of this new testing policy would
permanently ban the use of animals in any testing of Dial's finished
products. The policy states,
"The Dial Corporation is committed to ensuring that
consumers can trust our products to meet the highest standards of
safety, quality and performance. We are also committed to the ultimate
elimination of animal testing.
We do not and will not conduct animal testing on our
finished products except where such testing is explicitly required by
The Dial Corporation maintains its commitment to the
ultimate elimination of animal testing by advocating and funding
research and legislative reforms that will serve to expedite the
regulatory approval of valid non-animal tests."
AAVS has been in close communication with Dial since
March regarding its decision to drop the moratorium on animal testing it
had established a number of years ago. AAVS highlighted this issue in
its AV Magazine and ActiVate For Animals, and strongly encouraged its
members and supporters to boycott Dial and bombard the company with
letters voicing disapproval of its change in policy.
Because so many activists took action, Dial not only
reversed its animal testing policy, but also improved its position by
promising to not test its finished products on animals in the future.
Many thanks to all who contacted Dial on behalf of the animals. AAVS
also wishes to thank Dial for its compassionate decision and its
implementation of a non-animal product testing protocol.
Please take a moment to thank Dial for its humane change
in policy. The Dial Corporation, 15101 North Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale,
AZ 85254; (800) 528-0849; (480) 754-DIAL.
If anyone as any questions, please feel free to contact
Crystal Schaeffer at AAVS, 801 Old York Rd., #204, Jenkintown, PA 19046;
(800) say-aavs; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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