Taking on Procter & Gamble – The International Day of Action
The International Day of Action against Procter and
Gamble 2005 was May 21st, and SAEN led the U.S. in the fight against
needless product testing by this corporate giant. This year SAEN
coordinated U.S. participation in the event, marshaling activists for
events in 16 cities spread across 11 states.
“This was a wonderful first step in this campaign,”
said Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T., SAEN’s Executive Director. “Our next
action against Procter & Gamble will be even larger and more effective.”
Uncaged Campaigns in Great Britain coordinated the
event internationally with protests in: Canada, New Zealand, Australia,
Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, France, Germany, Luxembourg,
Italy, Israel, and about 80 events took place in Great Britain
"Procter and Gamble has deliberately misled consumers
into believing they are one of the good guys regarding animal testing,"
said Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T., SAEN's Executive Director. "Nothing
could be further from the truth. We intend to make sure that consumers
get the facts."
"The aim of the campaign is to apply financial
pressure to P&G to persuade them to stop animal tests," said Dan Lyons,
Uncaged Campaigns Director. "Once people are informed, they're eager to
boycott P&G, because they don't want to pay for gratuitous animal
suffering, and they can see that hundreds of companies make similar
products without resorting to cruel testing methods."
Please join our efforts to pressure this consumer
products giant into eliminating animal testing.
Boycott all P&G products, and call or write
protesting their corporate abuse of animals:
Procter & Gamble
One Procter & Gamble Plaza
Cincinnati, OH 45202