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29 October 2000

DIAL STOPS TESTING ON ANIMALS
From AAVSONLINE@aol.com

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 law.

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 aavsonline@aol.com.

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