Nestea: Stop Cruel Animal Testing
  • Petitioned Paul Bulcke

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CEO Nestlé S.A.
Paul Bulcke
CEO Nestlé USA
Brad Alford

Nestea: Stop Cruel Animal Testing

    1. Sponsored by

      People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Before taking your next sip of iced tea, check the label on the bottle because you may be drinking a cupful of cruelty to animals.

Nestlé, which makes Nestea, conducts—and pays others to conduct—painful and deadly tea tests on animals. The company causes 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 health claims about food and beverage products.

In these cruel tests, mice and rats were tormented and then killed by decapitation and other methods. The following are some of the 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 tea extracts and then locked in a dark chamber, where they received painful electric shocks to their feet. The mice were then killed.

--- Mice bred to suffer from muscle degeneration were fed tea components, 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.

--- After causing rats to suffer from high levels of fat and cholesterol in their bloodstreams, experimenters shoved tubes down the animals' throats to force them to consume tea ingredients. 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 CruelTEA to animals and to use non-animal methods instead.

Please take a moment to ask Nestea to stop testing on animals and join other brands—such as Arizona, Celestial Seasonings, Honest Tea, Lipton, Luzianne Tea, Snapple, Stash Tea, Tazo, Twinings, and others—that don't experiment on animals.


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    Reasons for signing

    • samantha schuster COSTA MESA, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I absolutely REFUSE to purchase any Nestle products until I hear of this stopping. And I'm telling everyone I know to do the same!!!

    • Patty Tang SEATTLE, WA
      • almost 3 years ago

      To stop unnecessary animal cruelty. It's freaking messed up.

    • Rhianna Keen SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I will not buy Nestea until this cruelty is stopped.

    • Jennifer Owens CHESTERFIELD, VA
      • almost 3 years ago

      We're not exactly sure how old man kind is, but everyone knows that we’re old enough to know better! STOP animal cruelty NOW!

    • Lauren Honig OLNEY, MD
      • almost 3 years ago

      I will try from now on to buy Nestle products. The testing of animals is cruel and needs to be stopped. We don't do harmful testing on humans, why just because animals can't speak up is it okay to test on them?


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