Victory! I'm thrilled to
announce that after more than 40,000 people worldwide
took action against the makers of Lipton tea and after
representatives from PETA and our affiliates in India and Europe flew to
London to meet with Unilever—the world's largest tea maker
including the Lipton and PG tips brands—the company has agreed to end
all non-required animal testing for their teas and tea-based beverages
With this victory, the suffering of animals for Lipton and PG tips teas
ends. The company behind Lipton tea cut holes into rats' intestines and
fed them tea ingredients through a tube in their throats; infected
piglets with E. coli toxin and cut their intestines apart while
they were still alive; killed mice by suffocating them and breaking
their necks; cut off rabbits' heads; and conducted other cruel tests
that involved tormenting and killing animals simply to study the health
effects of its tea products and ingredients. Not one of the experiments
that the company conducted was legally required for beverage makers, and
regulators have stated that animal tests are not required to prove a
health claim about a food or beverage product.
Thanks to all our members who called,
e-mailed and boycotted Lipton tea products!
Please take a moment to thank Lipton for its prompt and compassionate
decision by e-mailing the company using its
With your help, we look forward to many more victories for animals who
suffer and die in laboratories. Please remember to buy only products,
such as Lipton tea, that are not tested on animals.
Thank you for your compassion for all animals.
Very truly yours,
Ingrid E. Newkirk