PepsiCo Declares No More Animal Tests!

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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

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  • 2810 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    OMG !!!! ANAMIL TESTING SHOULD BE A CRIME

  • 2910 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    yay :]

  • 2910 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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

  • 2911 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    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! :)

  • 2913 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    whoo hoo!!!!=)

  • 2913 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    YAY!! This is exciting =]

  • 2914 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    yay!

  • 2915 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    fuckin sweet this is GREAT

  • 2919 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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

  • 2919 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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

  • Kit

    2919 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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

  • 2919 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    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
    =]

  • 2919 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    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
    =]

  • 2921 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Thats GREAT!

  • 2924 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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

  • Pom

    2924 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    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?

  • 2925 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    that is great

  • 2926 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    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

  • 2927 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Another win for veganism!

  • 2927 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Another win for veganism!

  • 2927 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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

  • 2928 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    PLZZZZ STOP ANIMAL CRUALTY ITS HURTFUL AND MEAN :{

  • 2928 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    its so cool,well done guys.;)

  • 2931 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    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!

  • 2931 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    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 ?

  • 2931 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Yippie Skippie!!!!
    Animals 3
    Meateaters 0

  • 2931 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am happy

  • 2932 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    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

  • 2932 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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

  • 2932 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    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

  • 2933 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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

  • 2933 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    vegeterian isso good and healthy

  • 2933 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    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.

  • 2933 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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

  • 2934 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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

  • 2934 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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  • 2934 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    thanks : )

  • 2934 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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

  • 2935 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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

  • 2935 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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

  • 2935 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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

  • 2935 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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

  • 2935 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That is fantastic. I am so excited

  • 2935 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That’s awesome! Is coke next?

  • 2936 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    YES !! this is such great news ! =]

  • 2936 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    alright! damn thats a big company

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