20 December 2010

Animal rights group calls out Lipton Tea for testing on animals

With the cold months upon us what's the harm in waking up with a warm cup of tea? Well if the tea is Lipton the harm could be plenty. PETA has called out Lipton Tea and Unilever, Lipton’s parent company, for causing the suffering and death of lab animals in an effort to advertise health claims for their tea.

In an article posted by PETA, details have come out shedding light on how the tea giant has caused animals to suffer and die for the sole purpose of making health claims. In these cruel and painful tests, rabbits, mice, rats, and piglets were tortured and then killed by decapitation and suffocation.

None of the tests conducted by Lipton are required by beverage makers, nor are tests on animals sufficient enough to prove health claims. The makers of Honest Tea, Twinings, Stash Tea, Luzianne Tea, and other companies have all sent PETA written confirmation that they do not test their teas or ingredients on animals.

Please, this is an ACTION ALERT and you are being urged to take a stand against the tea company by signing the petition that PETA is circulating right now. Then please make a difference and get the word out about this by sharing this link so we can together make a difference and stop the unnecessary torture and murder of these helpless, innocent animals.

Please visit PETA for the full article.

John Himmelberger | @johnhimm
John lives in Maryland where he works as a sales manager. John and his wife Eileen’s pursuit to achieve optimum health combined with a desire to send a strong message to factory farming, inspired them to examine what they put into their bodies. Now a vegan, John has great admiration for groups like Farm Sanctuary and hopes to influence others by sharing his positive experiences. Follow John on his blog and Facebook.

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