Stop supporting animal testing on dogs and other animals
  • Petitioned LabDiet / Purina

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LabDiet / Purina

Stop supporting animal testing on dogs and other animals

    1. Annie Hilton
    2. Petition by

      Annie Hilton

      Torrington, WY

Animal testing relegates animals to a lifetime of experimentation. Purina supports this through their products that are made specifically for lab animals. On the LabDiet webpage, the company goes so far as to recommend the various dog breeds that are suitable for animal testing. Beagles, Purina advocates, are suitable for "long-term laboratory experimentation" because they "adapt well to cage life." The Greyhound, Purina says, is "a common choice for surgical experimentation." Finally the company asserts that dogs are popular for animal experimentation because of their "temperament and loyalty to their caretakers." These statements from a company that also claims that our pets are their "passion." How can Purina claim they are "passionately committed to making pets lives better," while simultaneously supporting the animal testing industry?

Rather than supporting the use of these loyal companions as lab animals, Purina should hold themselves to a higher standard and be a voice against animal experimentation. We want you, Purina, to hold yourself to a higher standard, and stand against animal testing on dogs and other animals. Reform your practices and your advocacy on this issue.

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    1. 1000 Signatures!

      Annie Hilton
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you to everyone who has signed this petition so far. We just reached 1000 signatures! Please continue spreading the word about this issue. We need to keep taking a strong stance against animal testing.

    2. Reached 1,000 signatures
    3. Keep spreading the word about Purina's stance on animal testing

      Annie Hilton
      Petition Organizer

      I started this petition after viewing the following video from the Beagle Freedom Project, which showed the first steps on grass of beagles used as lab animals. While these beagles were not directly linked to Purina, the company (on its LabDiet website) clearly supports the use of beagles in animal testing. I hope everyone is as moved by this video as I was when I first watched it.

    4. Reached 250 signatures
    5. 100 signatures

      Annie Hilton
      Petition Organizer

      Wow! We have exceeded 100 signatures! Thank you to everyone who is supporting this important issue. Please continue to spread the word about Purina's practices and their position on animal testing.

    6. Reached 100 signatures
    7. This picture is of my beagle, living as she should.

      Annie Hilton
      Petition Organizer

      Help tell Purina that they should stand with us against animal testing. Rather than recommending that Beagles make good dogs for animal experimentation, they should support the freedom of these kind dogs.

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    • Brooke Dowd GOOLOOGONG, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      im disgusted that such a well known and trusted company supports such un neccessary testing of innocent animals, i will be boycotting all these brands until testing has been stopped and proven to have stopped. if you say youre for animals STOP TESTING ON THEM !!!!!!

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    • Ellen Winchester TEMPE, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      The support for any animal testing must be ended. it is nothing but unnecessary cruelty. I will avoid buying Purina products for my animals and instead will buy more expensive brands that do not test on any animals, least of all loving pets.

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    • diana carolina Rivadossi TORINO, ITALY
      • over 2 years ago

      for ethics

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    • Sheila Mahon NY, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      I refues to buy your products till this cruelty stios

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    • Nadia Cusinato DIETIKON, SWITZERLAND
      • over 2 years ago

      because animal testing is not necessary, it's only a way for cruel people to make money!

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