BE A PART OF THE PETA2 MOVEMENT

PepsiCo Declares No More Animal Tests!

Profile photo of Ray-H

Posted May 9, 2007 by Ray Harkins

Exciting News: After a year of discussions with PETA, multi-billion dollar food industry giant PepsiCo has agreed to end all funding for animal tests.

PETA’s campaign to convince food and beverage companies to drop animal tests has been gaining momentum, with Welch’s, Ocean Spray, and POM Wonderful agreeing to drop all funding for animal experiments in favor of non-animal test methods. And now food industry giant PepsiCo—you know, the absolutely gigantic multi-billion dollar parent company of brands like Pepsi-Cola, Frito-Lay, Tropicana, Quaker Oats and Gatorade—has joined the ever growing list of companies that are creating innovative products without the use of animals in laboratory tests.

One test that PepsiCo’s subsidiary, Tropicana, funded involved injecting 60 young rats with a chemical that causes colon cancer, leaving the majority of these animals to suffer with the disease for seven months only to be killed at the end of the experiment. Completely ridiculous.

Luckily, PepsiCo has now stated the following:

“PepsiCo does not do any animal testing and does not directly fund testing using animals. … Where testing on animals is not required, PepsiCo strongly endorses efficient and effective research that does not include the use of animals. We will encourage our partners to use alternatives to animal testing and share this statement with organizations we believe to be involved in projects potentially involving animal research done on behalf of PepsiCo or with PepsiCo or PepsiCo Foundation funding.”

So what does all of this mean? More and more companies are realizing that no one wants to buy products that were tested on animals—especially for something like food and drinks! I mean, hello—I don’t need or want an animal to be experimented on to make health claims about my drinks, ya know?

This makes me want to do the “Happy Happy Joy Joy” dance from Ren and Stimpy—remember that? Good stuff.

Marta

Tags: ,

Respond

Comments

Post a Comment

Please log in to comment.

Your email address will not be published.

Connect with Facebook

Your email address will not be published.

Connect with Facebook

  • 2876 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    OMG !!!! ANAMIL TESTING SHOULD BE A CRIME

  • 2976 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    yay :]

  • 2976 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    Dude, That is soooo AWESOME! I also heard Coke stopped, too! How sweet is it to have huge companies on our side?!

  • 2978 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    YEAH! This is awesome. :) I didn’t even know it was tested on animals for a long time.. I just reaized that a while ago. Then I stopped drinking it! Im so glad I can drink it again! :)

  • 2979 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    whoo hoo!!!!=)

  • 2979 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    YAY!! This is exciting =]

  • 2980 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    yay!

  • 2981 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    fuckin sweet this is GREAT

  • 2985 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    YES!!! No more testing on poor animals!!!

  • 2985 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    AWESOME…now if other big industries will follow pepsico’s lead

  • Kit

    2985 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    That is wonderful news I’m so excited!!!!!!!!

  • 2985 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    thats so awesome.
    i never even knew they did test on animals
    but im glad to hear they’ve stopped.
    its good to have such supportt
    =]

  • 2985 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    thats so awesome.
    i never even knew they did test on animals
    but im glad to hear they’ve stopped.
    its good to have such supportt
    =]

  • 2987 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    Thats GREAT!

  • 2990 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!,,,INDUSTRIES ARE FINALLY REALIZING THE CRUELTY INVOLVED IN ANIMAL TESTING

  • Pom

    2990 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    Yay! This is such good news. Coca-Cola needs to stop it’s tests as well. No one would think that it was tested, you know?

  • 2992 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    that is great

  • 2992 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    i think ppl need to relize just becuse we can talk and make choices 4 are selfs doesn’t mean we should do the same 4 animals

  • 2993 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    Another win for veganism!

  • 2993 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    Another win for veganism!

  • 2993 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    yesy eys yes now i cna finnaly dirnk pepsi after year of waiting omg yessssss

  • 2994 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    PLZZZZ STOP ANIMAL CRUALTY ITS HURTFUL AND MEAN :{

  • 2994 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    its so cool,well done guys.;)

  • 2997 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    YES!!!!!!!!!! i have been refusing to drink pepsi’s untill they stoped animal testing! so now i can drink pepsi’s again but only 1 a day! =]
    now i can let the family buy pepsis!

  • 2997 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    Why is there animal testing.why is it alowed.Thats what I dont understand.How could people sitt there and watch helpless little animal’s be tested? Its not right its very wrong I think that we should help stop (ANIMAL TESTING)
    help save many animals. Cause would you like to go through what many animals are goinh through I hope not! Or make your loved animal go through that ?

  • 2997 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    Yippie Skippie!!!!
    Animals 3
    Meateaters 0

  • 2997 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    I am happy

  • 2998 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    im soooo glad that they have decided to stop animal testing for such a big industry!!! yay! good job peta! im soooooo proud of you guys! i love yall!
    -morgan

  • 2998 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    That is great! I am soo glad! I think all soada companies should. I am glad someone thought about the kindness animles should receive.

  • 2998 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    YAY!
    Finally, Pepsi has changed their ways!
    Great job PETA and Pepsi YAY!
    Finally, Pepsi has changed their ways!
    Great job PETA and Pepsi <3

  • 2999 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    WOOHOO!!! FINALLY!
    Does anyone know if Coca-cola stopped testing?

  • 2999 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    vegeterian isso good and healthy

  • 2999 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    now all we have to do is convince Yum Brand foods who does business with Pepsico to make KFC give up their horrible treatment of animals.

  • 2999 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    Wow, that’s great! and pepsico is one of the biggest companies around… !!!

  • 3000 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    :) :) :) :) THis is soooooooooooooooooo wonderful!

  • 3000 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

  • 3000 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    thanks : )

  • 3001 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    That`s amazing. It`s great that we have big companies like that rooting for us.

  • 3001 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    that is SO GREAT! but the bad thing is that i didnt know that they tested on animals…

  • 3001 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    JUMPS UP AND DOWN!!!!!! SO HAPPY!

  • 3001 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    This is great so many companies are seeing the light!
    way to go

  • 3001 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    thank God they stop cuz it didnt make sense at all!

  • 3001 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    That is fantastic. I am so excited

  • 3002 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    That’s awesome! Is coke next?

  • 3002 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    YES !! this is such great news ! =]

  • 3002 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

    0

    alright! damn thats a big company

US & Canada: Sign up for Mobile!

Games, freebies, events in your area & more

Mobile #
Email

  I agree to the full texting T&Cs. Msg and data rates may apply. Text HELP for help, text STOP to end. Up to 10 msgs/month.

Follow Us

Top Commenters

  • Profile photo of Emilyr
  • Profile photo of kaevans1
    kaevans1

    N/A

  • Profile photo of xXBugalooXx
  • Profile photo of babyhuey121795jess
    babyhuey121795jess

    ☸ ✵ ❂ ⚘ ❀ ❃ ❁ ✼☸ ✵ ❂ ⚘ ❀ ❃ ❁ ✼☸ ✵ ❂ ⚘ ❀ ❃ My name is Jason. Top 10 quirks: 1. I’m vegetarian. 2. I’m Sagittarius 3. Artist 4. I love The Beatles 5. Love dogs! 6. Spring is my favourite season. 7. I’m an only child. 8. I knit. 9. I like to press flowers. 10. I like to shrink potato chip bags. I have a tattoo on my wrist that says peace in braille. I feel like I should've been a teen in the 60’s-70’s. I have rainbow gauges in my ears. I’m FTM transgender but only identify as a gay male. I will write to anybody! I love fast food, glass blowing, making solar sensitive paper prints, ceramics, making friendship bracelets, tie dying, decorating my room, shopping online and off (but mostly online), cuddling with my Cockapoo named Mickey,eating candy, making things, fashion, & going to the mall. I can’t cook to save my life. I enjoy Netflix, crafts, & making people laugh, I am generous and enjoy Oldies. Green is my favourite colour. I hate the colour orange. Halloween is my favourite holiday. I’m addicted to playing Kardashian on my Ipod and using Instagram. I want to travel a ton one day, learn German, drive and lifeguard, and be an elementary school art teacher. I collect international stamps, coins, postcards, Betty and Veronica Archie Comics, kawaii stuff, cameos, *stickers*, and trinkets (I pick things off the ground, I’m a klepto like that). I write in a diary everyday. I hate candy corn. I have two cactus plants. I have Facebook, Snapchat, Tumblr and Instagram, so HMU if you want my usernames. I believe loosely in karma, fate, kismet, déjà vu, reincarnation, dreams, destiny & fate. I love for stores: Etsy, Hot Topic, Francesca's, & Claire’s. People say I look like Brenton Thwaites. My Celeb Hotties are: Joseph Gordon-Levitt *swoon*, James Franco, Paul McCartney, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Krasinski & Josh Hutcherson (I have no idea why they all mostly start with “J” lol). But my favourite actors are Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman. · My favourite foods/restaurants are mangos, 99 Restaurant, Dominoes pizza, pickles, & Pinkberry/Froyo World. My favourite movies and TV shows are Juno, Aquamarine, The Office, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, Investigation Discovery, Bojack Horseman, Detention, Crank Yankers, How To Catch a Predator, Mary and Max, Bates Motel, Bob’s Burgers, Salem, Dateline, The Killing, & Darknet. As for Horror films the scariest I’ve seen are: Vile, Quarantine, Would You Rather & Truth or Die My favourite books are The Catcher In The Rye, Penpal, It’s Kind Of a Funny Story, & Life As we Knew it. · My favourite quotes are "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "If you wait to tell someone you love them, it’s too late." -Paul McCartney "If you don’t shoot, you don’t score." "It’s all okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end." "And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make." -Paul McCartney Looking for: • Penpal • Art Pals • Package Pals • Snail Mail I send small gifts, and even surprise you when I’m thinking of you. **I ask that your age is 18-23.** No country requirements, I enjoy using stamps lol. What I expect from a pen pal is LGBTQA respect and a consistency to correspondence. But I seriously love meeting new people with different interests and writing to them.

  • Profile photo of katiesbw123
  • Profile photo of LuisaBYS
  • Profile photo of megdansny
    megdansny

    Vegetarian since 2008 and committed vegan since 2013

  • Profile photo of AlayaBouche
  • Profile photo of Andres Perez
  • Profile photo of Crazygirlnextdoor17
    crazygirlnextdoor17

    As a kid, I was and am still curious about the great big world we live in, and I thought nothing of animal abuse. But for some or no completely good reasons, I was getting sicker and weaker. Then one day I heard about PETA while I was on the internet. I got a little curious, and I went veg after finding out meat was one of the reasons I was sicker. Right now, I'm still trying to give up meat for my health. But I'm getting there!