Tell Nestea to Stop Abusing Animals

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Originally Posted: 7 June 2011

Tell Nestea to Stop Abusing Animals

[Ed. Note: It is astounding the unlikely products that are only sold after horrific animal experimentation. Search online for "cruelty-free" products to find online and printed documentation about which products, which foods are or are not contributing to animal abuse.]

FROM People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)


Tell Nestea to stop testing on animals and join other brands—such as Lipton, Arizona, Snapple, Honest Tea, Tazo, Twinings, Stash Tea, Celestial Seasonings, Luzianne Tea, and others—that do NOT experiment on animals. Not one of these deadly experiments is legally required for beverage manufacturers.

Sign an online petition

And/Or make direct contact:

Brad Alford
Chairman & CEO, Nestlé USA
phone (800) 225-2270
online contact form

Paul Bulcke
CEO, Nestlé South Africa
online contact form


Before taking your next sip of tea, check the label on the bottle because you may be drinking a cupful of cruelty to animals. Nestlé, the maker of Nestea, is testing and paying others to conduct painful and deadly tea tests on animals. The company has caused animals to suffer simply to investigate the possible health benefits linked to tea products and ingredients, even though not one of these experiments is legally required for beverage manufacturers, and regulators have stated that animal tests are not sufficient to prove a health claim about a product.

In these cruel tests, mice and rats were tormented and then killed by such means as decapitation. The following are some details of the horrors endured by the animals used in Nestea's tea experiments:

  • Mice bred to suffer from brain dysfunction and rapid aging were fed green-tea extracts and then locked in a dark chamber, only to receive painful electric shocks to their feet; the mice were then killed.
  • Mice bred to suffer from muscle degeneration were fed green-tea extracts, after which experimenters cut open the animals' leg muscles and then decapitated them.
  • Experimenters injected toxic chemicals into mice to destroy insulin-producing cells, causing the animals to develop diabetes. After this cruel procedure, the mice were force-fed tea extracts and then killed.
  • Rats made to suffer from high fat and cholesterol levels were forced to consume tea extracts through a tube that was forced down their throats; the rats were then killed and dissected.
  • Modern, cruelty-free research methods are available and are in use by other leading beverage companies around the world. We need YOU to join us in telling Nestea to ditch its cruel-tea to animals and to use non-animal methods instead.

Experimenters have taken mice made to suffer brain damage, locked them in dark chambers, and given them painful electric shocks; cut open the leg muscles of mice and then cut off their heads; and force-fed mice and rats and then killed them. Not one of these deadly experiments is legally required for beverage manufacturers.

Thank you for everything you do for animals!