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Tea Tested on Animals? WTF?

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Posted December 15, 2010 by Rachelle Owen

Victory Update: Unilever (the world’s largest tea maker and the makers of Lipton Tea and PG tips) has agreed to stop testing tea on animals after supporters of PETA and its affiliates around the world sent in more than 40,000 e-mails. Learn more about this victory here.

If you’re sipping Lipton, it was. The makers of Lipton tea have conducted (or paid others to conduct) painful, invasive tests on animals.  Here are some of the details:

  • Rabbits were fed a high-fat diet and then given tea to see if it affected the plaque that had formed on the animals’ arteries. After the experiment, the rabbits were decapitated.
  • Mice were fed tea ingredients to see if they had any effect on bowel inflammation. After the test, experimenters killed the mice by suffocating them or breaking their necks.
  • Rats were forced to eat a high-sugar diet, and then tea was given to the animals to see if it had an impact on their sugar-induced brain damage.
  • Piglets were infected with E. coli toxin and then fed tea in order to see if the tea affected diarrhea. Experimenters cut the pigs’ intestines apart while the animals were still alive.

None of these tests were required by law. In fact, regulators have stated that animal tests are not sufficient to prove a health claim about a product.

Send an e-mail to Dave Lewis, dave.lewis@unilever.com, president of Unilever Americas (Lipton’s parent company), and politely ask him to stop testing tea and tea ingredients on animals. If your message can’t be delivered, please e-mail the company using its contact form.

Stay loud!
-Rachel


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  • 1643 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i cant wait till the animals can finally test on the cruel people that do this to them….lipton tea will not be allowed in my household ever again.

  • 1643 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    WTFFF IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE? REALLY??? TEA?
    D:

  • 1644 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    its terrible wat they do to this poor innocent creatures good thing i dnt lk tea

  • 1645 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    So disturbing, People make me sick! I can’t believe anyone would do something like this. It is outrageous!!

  • 1645 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Here is a cop of my email. minus my details. My wordingmight not have been the best, but I hope it gets someone’s attention.

    Dave Lewis,
    I recently found out the kinds of unnecessary things that Lipton has been putting animals through.
    All of these tests were voluntary, they were not required by law. Knowing that your company has taken the easy way out by torturing harmless animals deeply offends me. Animals such as rabbits, mice, rats, and piglets have been abused, all to test theories that somebody had. Animals are not humans, they can not buy your products, they are not good examples of how anything will work on a human, and therefore should not be used in any sort of lab.
    There are many other ways to discover things. If you would like to keep some of your customers it would be in your best interest to research these other options more.
    I hope that in the future I will no longer hear about how your company is harming innocent living beings. I would love to continue buying your product.
    Thank you for taking an interest in my opinion.

  • 1648 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Tea tested on animals that’s just stupid why would you need your tea tested on animals. Note tea is made out of herbs animals like this don’t need to be eating these types of herb and then they kill the animals?What!? I soo have always been against people who test on animals to know the stupids things!testing on animals was sick at the start just plan sick!

  • 1652 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I have always hated lipton tea because it tastes nasty, but now I will be sure never to be able to drink it. Why such cruel ways when it tastes like shit anyways?

  • 1653 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That is crazy! Those animals dna don’t even match up to owers. poor animals I wish I could save all of them.

  • 1656 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I drink tea but its unsweetened o: Soo is that still good? 😀
    Ahh how can people do sucha thing to does poor liddo Innocent animals :c

  • 1656 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Those sick, sick people. That’s so heart breaking =( Thank you, PETA, for warning us about this <3

  • 1656 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    oh muh freaking goodness. i’m discusted. i’ve never liked that nasty tea…but now…i’m gonna make sure me…my family..and my friends don’t ever drink that nasty shiz ever again.! D:

  • 1657 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That’s jacked up!

  • 1657 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    How freaking crazy!!

  • Ivy

    1657 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That irritates me. Very much. That just dont fly. Period.

  • 1659 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is what I wrote to the animal haters :).

    I was horrified when I read that Lipton Tea makers have conducted torturous and excruciating experiments on poor defenseless animals. Is this a game to you? Do you like hearing the cries of agony and pain? Do you believe that such creatures can not feel pain? Have you given any thought to the course of action you have made upon them? These animals are admirable, beautiful earthlings who have the right to live on this planet as well as you do! They have a more developed nervous system than we humans do. They have a higher sense in hearing, taste, and sight. What makes you think they can’t feel pain, if you do? They’re nerves are more highly alert and so much more established that will make them sensitive to such physical suffering. They long for companionship like us. Our species have a higher intelligence, sure we do, but does that give us the right to cruelty among other species? This is speciesism. Such acts aren’t worth doing. For money? Money is the object to our materialistic ways. Blinding ourselves with these things have destroyed us. We are destroying this planet and the creatures within it. All animals were born on this planet. We are animals as well, but we are the cause for many things wrong. We are the cause. Isn’t it enough that we have already taken so many homes that have previously belonged to them. And we still are. Now we are to carry the burden once we realized all of this. Ignorance. We are forgetting our morals and the beauty in nature, our world. We share it, so please stop! Just to inform you, I am only 14 years old. 14 freakin years old!! Imagine that! If I am aware of this, than so are others around my age and those older, and maybe those younger since rumours spread through school like crazy, right? Think about it.

  • 1661 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i can’t believe they’d do that! Worse I can’t believe I have a bunch of lipton in my house! Please inform them ASAP or create one of the “send a letter to…to stop the abuse” for this cause!

  • 1663 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Freaking disgusting! Unbelievable! How do they sleep at night!? They’re not even human. How could anyone do that – and they can’t even try and justify it with the medicine excuse!! IT’S TEA. Why do you need to kill animals for TEA!?

  • 1664 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    WOW!! never drinking that again tell my neiobors that drink it alot p.s. they love bunnies

  • 1665 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Please stop testing on animals, I used to be a fan of lipton tea and was constantly stocked in my pantry, but now i will no longer drink or buy your product until you have stopped your harmful testing. We speak for animals since they cannot!
    Shantelle Harris

  • 1666 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I wrote to the company via the link. I live in Texas where everyone drinks Ice Tea. I have told all my friends and family to STOP using Lipton tea and showed them the article. I have family that owns several restaurants in the town I live, it took no convincing to change their brand to one that doesn’t use animal testing to serve to their customers.

  • 1666 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Rafael, I totally know what you’re saying. Plus, when you respond to the email you send them back, they will not respond EVER. So lately, I’ve been sending about 3 a day just hoping that somebody addresses the other questions that I have other than the ones they addressed in the sorry excuse for an email they sent back.

  • 1667 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Hi people, amazing I answered the mail that they send, attached:

    Hello Mr. Gonzalez,

    Thank you for writing us regarding Lipton Tea .

    Unilever is committed to the elimination of animal testing. It is equally committed to consumer health and safety, and to the safety of its workforce and the environment. Where some testing is required by law or currently unavoidable, we aim to minimize the number of animals used.

    In pursuit of these goals, Unilever on the one hand applies strict internal control procedures to ensure that animal testing is only carried out when no alternatives are available, and on the other hand invests in developing and applying alternative approaches to replace animal testing in safety assessments for consumer products.

    By adopting this dual approach, we advance the elimination of animal testing and reduce the number of tests to the absolute minimum. We provide transparency both in the use of animals and in the progress made in developing alternative approaches.

    For more information on Unilever’s policy on Animal Testing, please visit:

    http://www.unilever.com/sustainability/consumer/testing/?WT.LHNAV=Developing_alternative_approaches_to_animal_testing

    Sincerely,

    Your friends at Lipton

    ind us on Facebook Click Here

    Follow us on Twitter Click Here

    ——————————————————-
    all lies must continue the fight for animal rights

    Greetings
    Rafael

  • 1668 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    People! Lets send more letter to Dave Lewis!

  • 1668 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    OMG tell them to S-T-O-P……STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1669 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    OMG! Can’t believe such cruelty. I’m going to be sure that everyone I know get this info. No more tea for me! No more lipton neither!

  • 1669 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i hate tea limpton tea my mom drinks it i burned every limpton item in my house peta allllll the way

  • 1669 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    really tha made me think i have been on and off veggy mostly because health i at meat but that made me relize how crude the world is now a days :(

  • 1670 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    im disgusted! this has to stop! this is outragoues! people just dont see how little animals have feelings. they think that they dont have feelings or a brain or any of that humanly stuff! well i must say that they are wrong and i cant believe that our race could be so distructive and inhumain!

  • 1670 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    If you drink it youll regret it

  • 1672 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this is awful! why would they do such things?! D:
    im totally embarrassed to be a fuckin’ human. :(

  • 1672 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Thts just cruel!!

  • 1672 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    why the hell do they need animals to test tea when tea are herbs and does not need animals in it, this is not mcdonalds!!!!

  • 1673 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkkpSuhi1Xw

    WOW :( I’m almost embarrased at our race

  • 1673 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Wow this just astonished me I find it completely unacceptable and doing this inhumane act for such little reason should not be tolerated anyone got any links to any petitions or anything here?

  • 1673 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    personally, i hate lipton. nasty tea. this gives me another reason not to drink it!

  • 1673 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Honestly, stupid corporate companies need to stop this madness. Animals have feeling just like us, even though we can’t tell what they feel or think. How do you think the people of Lipton tea would like if we decapitated them after we cruelly tested them? We shouldn’t drink Lipton tea anymore. LET’S PROTEST! We should sign a petition saying we won’t drink Lipton tea. Who’s with me!? This isn’t right in any way, and we need to do something ASAP.

  • 1674 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i thought your letter was awesome, i wonder how many businesses use lipton tea maybe we should be contactng their web pages/facebook and posting this link to it……??

  • 1674 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is so disappointing. I’ve always drank lipton tea, and I love tea in general. I will no longer be purchasing or suporting lipton tea. I can’t believe the things that are done to animals to simply test out a product. This really disgusts and angers me.

  • 1674 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is outrageous we need to do something fast! I think we need to do more then write an email to Mr.Lewis (which is a great idea by the way) we should protest or sign a potion, tell people no to by lipton teas anymore. Something that makes a big impact….maybe if it’s possible, have some celebrities help us with the job. People are always wanting to know the ‘inside scoop’ on celebrities lives. If they find out that their favorite celeb(s) was trying to stop the makers of Lipton tea and their alliances, from testing on these innocent animals, they would most likely join the protest.

    just a thought

  • 1674 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    could you please STOP testing on animals that can not speak for themselves!

  • 1674 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is a copy of the letter that I just sent to Dave Lewis. I hope that PETA doesn’t mind that I used part of the article in my letter.

    Dear Mr. Lewis:
    I received an email from my friends at PETA that said the makers of Lipton tea have conducted (or paid others to conduct) painful, invasive tests on animals. Here are some of the details that I have been told:
    • Rabbits were fed a high-fat diet and then given tea to see if it affected the plaque that had formed on the animals’ arteries. After the experiment, the rabbits were decapitated.
    • Mice were fed tea ingredients to see if they had any effect on bowel inflammation. After the test, experimenters killed the mice by suffocating them or breaking their necks.
    • Rats were forced to eat a high-sugar diet, and then tea was given to the animals to see if it had an impact on their sugar-induced brain damage.
    • Piglets were infected with E. coli toxin and then fed tea in order to see if the tea affected diarrhea. Experimenters cut the pigs’ intestines apart while the animals were still alive.
    None of these tests were required by law. In fact, regulators have stated that animal tests are not sufficient to prove a health claim about a product.

    I am asking you politely to stop testing tea and tea ingredients on animals.

    I will not be buying Lipton Products again and will campaign on Facebook and other media websites to make sure that everyone else knows about this horrible abuse of animals.

    Angela Barr
    Niagara Falls Ontario Canada

  • 1675 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    It feels like i’m being suffocated more and more because the number of things i have to avoid just to live guilt-free is growing every day. People should really be a little more considerate; if not for the animals, how about for the people who used to enjoy their product? Shouldn’t you care for that if your out to make a profit?

  • 1675 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i dont even drink tea but this surprises me! ill be sure to email them

  • 1676 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Tea sucks anyway :S
    Coffee all the way :)

  • 1677 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Just thinking about how much these animals suffer makes me puke in my mouth! :(

  • 1678 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    D: what?? i used to love it now i wont ever drink that schiesse

  • 1678 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    im sorry meant to put the nesta tea

  • 1678 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    now im drinking lipton tea but im still tryin to figure out if they may have tests on animals to :)

  • 1678 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This bizzare world we live in, we now test on animals for tea???? get your act together Liptons and grow up!

  • 1679 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    wow, i here by swear off lipton tea, kinda makes me sick now

  • 1679 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Oh gosh! Really?!? Lipton?!?! Why?!?! I love this tea brand sooo much! </3 I am done with them now! No more torture! or else no more tea!! I can't believe it…

  • 1679 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    OMG poor animals ewww thank god i dont drink tee.

  • 1680 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    So do all tea companys do things like this, and if so, are there any organic teas or crulty free teas that dont test on animals???

  • 1680 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    They what?! Oh gaawwwd ewwwwwww! ='( And to think, Lipton is the only tea I ever drink! WEll that damn sure is about to change! Ughhh. I’m so damn appaled right now. Now I’ve got to find another brand (that’s cruelty free) to buy from. This is utterly disturbing…I gotta tell my mom not to buy from them. The sick bastards. That’s horrible!

  • 1680 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    omg i cannot belive people would do such a mean thing to animals it breaks my heart to know that there doing this to innocent animal i know thats never ever going to happen to my bunnie i adore her i wish lipton tea was never invented anything thats tested on animals is digusting to me!

  • 1680 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I just don’t understand how people can be so heartless and just plain not give a fuck about these poor animals. What kind of world do we live in? God help us.

  • 1680 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I sent this:

    Dear Rafael Gonzalez,

    Thank you for contacting Unilever.

    Your message will be directed to the appropriate Unilever expert with immediate effect. We try to answer all communications as soon as possible, but please note that in certain cases this may take up to three weeks.

    As this is an automated response, please do not reply to this email. However be assured that you will receive a personal reply in due course.

    Kind regards,

    Customer liaison team Unilever
    ********************************************************

    see what happens with these murderers miserable that I will comment as follows

  • 1680 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Hi
    I write to you required Univeler and ending with this policy of torture, we see that answer or not. Greetings continue caring for the animals in these murderers miserable

  • 1680 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is sick!!! Any company that does this knows where they can stick their products!!!,(That’s see what that would do!!!)

  • 1680 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    You know what pisses me off about this? I sent in an email, and they sent a stupid default email back. They said the “devote” themselves to finding “alternatives to animal testing.” SO WHY ARE THEY TESTING ON ANIMALS?!

  • 1680 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I can’t believe the stupidity and cruelty of people. I don’t drink tea, but I will certainly tell those who do about Lipton’s barbaric practice. Why can’t people just leave our precious animals alone?!? Pick on humans—-most of them deserve it.

  • 1680 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Well stopping consumption of tea all together isn’t going to prove a point. If we start drinking another animal-friendly brand of tea, that brand will increase in sales and Lipton will see just how many people they lost.

  • 1681 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    A boycott of all Unilver products, not just Lipton, should be organised.

  • 1681 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    thats terrible!!! i will never buy from lipton again, maybe i’ll just stop drinkning tea!

  • 1681 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    tea testing… seriously… unbelievable

  • 1681 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    WE NEED IMMEDIATE ACTION! COME ON PPPL!!

    ANIMAL RIGHTS NOW!

    THEY ARE NOT HERE FOR YOUR AMUSEMENT!

  • 1681 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    that is so sad and mean, no animal should have to go through this they dont deserve it they never did anything to us,, i actually believe humans are the animals because that is what some act like.

  • 1681 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    End this cruelty

  • 1681 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is disgusting, please everyone pass the world and help end this!

  • 1681 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Unbelievably cruel I won’t be buying Liptons and I will tell others not to also!

  • 1681 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    yuck. I’ll be sticking to Tazo teas, thank you. Tastes better and involves no pain to animals.

  • 1681 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I don’t drink Lipton tea, but now I will be letting others know about their obscene practices. Thank you for letting us know about this.

  • 1681 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    disgusting …. don’t drink tea

  • 1681 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    stop turture animals!!!!

  • Ing

    1681 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this is absolutely insane. im so glad i stopped drinking their tea a long time ago. now my family drinks the off brand

  • 1681 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is sad! :-( I won’t ever buy Lipton anymore, that is for sure! I sent my email to Lipton! I hope we can make a difference!

  • 1681 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Contacted Unilever and told them we will no longer be purchasing their products and that I would share with everyone I know PLUS put something up in their isles at the local stores stating what they are doing to defenseless animals.

  • 1682 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’m so not supporting Lipton anymore, that’s disgusting.

  • 1682 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    A catering cut off. Sorry Lipton, you just lost a lot of business. Lipton needs to realize how many animal lovers have restaurants, or a catering business.
    I will be spreading the word where it hurts most.

  • 1682 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am not drinking this stuff until they change their methods!

  • 1682 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i love tea but now since ive heard of this i feel terrible,WE NEED TO STOP THIS !!!!!

  • 1682 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That’s not right. It’s terrible what they are doing to these poor animals. I will never buy Lipton products again.

  • 1682 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i know were supposed to be polite and send them a letter, but every time i read companies doing this crap i jus wana fight lol. but i will never drink their stuff again. it used to be my favorite stuff

  • 1682 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I REALLY HOPE THE WORLD TO SAVE ANIMALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • eli

    1682 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    :( All these companys do these tests so we won’t complain. But PETA tell them that more people are going to complain if you poison animals. Ugh its so annoying what these companys do.

  • 1682 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I think it’s terrible to test on animals. This is very inhumaine. I feel for sorry for theses animals, they don’t deserve that in anyway. I pray that they will stop and think about what they’re doing.
    Sincerely Yours,
    Terri

  • 1682 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    talk about cruelTEA. =/ No more Lipton for me, thanks.

  • 1682 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    What is wrong with Lipton. That is not the way to test teas.

  • 1682 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    hi to all i did not know that lipton tested on animals i sent an e mail asking to stop testing on poor animals and thank you peta for all what you do god bless all and happy holidayssssssssssss love peta

  • 1682 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Meat is murder…It is important to consider the whole environment when sitting down at the dinner table and that includes the food you eat. It is time to place meat on the list of not-to-do’s for the New Year.

    My 2011 New Years resolution is to go vegan…

  • 1682 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Wow that’s retarded

  • 1682 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    disgusting …. don’t drink tea

  • 1682 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I never knew or even though this could happen. I am utterly appaled and very upset to hear this horrific news!!

  • 1682 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Thats so un-humane. Those sick nasty, cruel minded jerks, should get their necks broke tooo! I was just watching a military program w/ my older brother, and there was a dog, who had its ears chopped off, the solider asked why, and the afganistan man said so it would be more alert. The U.S soldier said, well i should do the same to you! My brother and I both agreed this is 100% fair!

  • 1682 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    thats freakin horrible i cried when i saw this its so sad!

  • 1682 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    feading tea to animals… ok, fine. but killing them after… WTF??? just, why??? to look at their intestines? will it help? are mice the same as humans? what do they put in that tea so that they have to test for brain damage?

  • 1682 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I sent an email. With all the technology we have today, you’d think that they would come up with better ways to test these things. Testing on cute, harmless animals is just unnecessary.

  • 1682 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Try Peace tea! They dont do any of that mean stuff… :(

  • 1682 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    my family and i always buy lipton, but after reading this ill make sure we dont…

  • 1682 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My family hasn’t been buying Lipton products for a few years now because of this. It’s really stupid that this company does this.

  • 1682 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I really hope that not only a fraction of humanity recognizes the suffering of animals.

  • 1683 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    so mean n i dont even drink tea

  • 1683 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I read this blog, and up until now my family used to only drink lipton, we’re going to change brands immediately.

  • 1683 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’m done with Lipton Tea.
    There are so many other tea manufacturers and companies that I can buy tea from that don’t torture animals. Real medical studies for humans need to be studied on human anatomy and physiology and not on animals from the start. We know advantageous effects of tea from the thousands of years that humans have been drinking it! They are doing this for marketing so that they can print this on their boxes and jars of tea and increase profits. I will also be sure to check out the other products that are manufactured by Lipton and their parent company Unilever and no longer buy those as well.

  • 1683 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i just bought 2 boxes of green tea thatll be thrown in the trash now. it sickens me that so many major companies think they have to use animals for testing there products. it just saddens me beyond belief that we are so cruel.

  • 1683 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Thank you for tellng me this. I normally do not buy tea but know now that I will never remember the word tea again. Keep up the good works PETA

  • Liz

    1683 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I think it’s funny that people need to use animals to test these experiments. It makes me sick. I wish all those people would get whats comming to them. I’ve always felt like this, ever since i was little. I hated seeing rats in movies harmed, even if they’re really not in real life. It’s just not right. And honestly, those movies probably provoke people out there to hurt animals. Tea? REALLY? Where will it stop? They know that little animals can’t handle some foods like us because of their anatomy.

  • 1683 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I don’t buy your product (no soup, no thea, nothing!!!) anymore and I’ll tell to my many friends to do the same thing. I just send a email and I posted it on my Facebook page!!!

    Sorry if it’s understandable but I’m french Canadian, from Quebec.

  • 1684 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Mai io berrò il the lipton.
    NO,NO A tea test on animals!
    Vincenzo
    Italia

  • 1684 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this is straight up pathetic..
    this is the most unnesesary thing i have ever heard.. hope your proud lipton..

  • ana

    1684 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    hell i liked liked that tea and would buy it all the time but know never again! when will people draw a line for animal testing and especially tea!? whats wrong with them you dont need to test on animals for tea of all things…… really disappointed in the company

  • 1684 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    There are plenty of people who drink tea and are not about to give up to ask to volunteer to prove the health benefits. What has it to do with animals?

  • 1684 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I can’t believe this….
    I used to drink a lot of it too….
    NOW I know for sure that Honest Tea and Snapple are my favorites!!!
    Celestial Seasonings & Twinings of London my favorites for hot tea. :)
    If any of these are tested on animals, I don’t know how I’m going to be able to enjoy the “goodness” of tea…

    BOYCOTT LIPTON!!!

  • 1684 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I really used to like lipton tea, but I sent in the email telling their president that I will be boycotting all f their products until they stop this cruel animal experimentation.

  • 1684 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I didn’t know that! I’ll never use Lipton again!!! It’s not necessary to test poor innocent animals for this or any other produsts. There are other alternatives other than testing animals. TEST ON THESE CRUEL PEOPLE . THESE BEAUTIFUL CREATIONS (ANIMALS) SHOULD NOT BE TORTURED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1684 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    shameful…………………

  • 1685 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i can’t believe they do that! i drank Lipton all the time! i am never buying it again. i’m telling my whole family about this too! i’ve contacted lipton asking them to stop already, but even if they do, i don’t think i will ever buy their tea again!

  • 1685 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Come on!!!! Where do they actually find these idiots to conduct these so called tests? MASOCHISTIC JERKS!!!!

  • 1685 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I will never buy Lipton Teabags again! I will however send this message on to everyone I know and encourage them to do the same. Shame on you Liptons, shame, shame,shame…..

  • 1685 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I used to drink Lipton every day a few years ago, I’m never gonna touch the stuff again. Those poor little piggies :(

  • 1685 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Damn, really? How long has this been going on? How could teamakers possibly benefit from that? Am I missing something? Is there really any point in the cruelty that all these companies use? I can’t believe this, I’ve been drinking Lipton for years! What the hell?

  • 1685 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Crap! I liked that tea!

  • 1685 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    what!!?! that is horrific!!!!D: i seriously dont get why people are so retarded and think its okay to cause animals such harm…and its not bad enough that they tortured them,they had to kill them afterwards???damn! im going to contact lipton as well!

  • 1685 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    wat the hell!! y would they do that to an animal!?! instead of testing on animals y dont they do it on PEOPLE!?! hell!! pay them to do that

  • 1685 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    stop cruelty!

  • 1685 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Honestly I don’t think people really need to ARGUE on a PETA site…

  • 1685 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    @Alyssa ?? What!
    Is WHAT “REALLY NECESSARY”? Exposing the truth? You say “people like ME should go to Hell?”
    Alyssa, you the one that should be ashamed!

  • 1685 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    As a committed Ormstown tea-drinker, I will no longer serve hotel guest any of that tea! And farm-boys that come to see me dancing better not drink tea!
    Much better to order the Pinoqachole like decent folks!

  • 1685 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Lipton is going to get an angry letter from me….This is why Arizona Iced Tea is the best….

  • 1685 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Please stop these cruel and outdated tests and institute a policy against conducting and funding tea tests on animals. I won’t buy Lipton tea products–and will only support tea brands that don’t test on animals–until your company stops testing tea and tea ingredients on animals.

  • 1686 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Im quiting my addiction to mixed berry tea for the animals… I had no idea :(

  • 1686 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am also going to be one less buyer of Lipton products and will urge my family and friends to not buy it as well.

  • Sky

    1686 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I don’t have any Lipton tea in my house, but now I don’t know if any of the other brands I drink are safe either! I drink Bigelow and Celestial teas, are they safe!? D: Please let me know ASAP!! I can’t find anything on tea in the cruelty-free link!

  • 1686 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I will never purchase Lipton products for my household ever again.

  • 1687 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That’s digusting! Tea!? Seriously, why do you need to perform animal tests with tea! Some people just blow my mind with their stupidity!

  • 1687 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    they are so sick !!! this is really nesesery and cruel,WTF FACKING ASS HOLES I’m so glad I don’t drink Lipton and I will never ever will

  • 1687 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Disgusting!

  • 1687 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’m soooo glad I don’t drink Lipton!!

  • 1687 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Oh come on. Tea?
    Animal testers, where do you draw the line?
    Do these scum of the earth just look at animals and think ‘Okay, how shall we torture them today? What haven’t we tried? Have we chucked them into lakes? Nope, someone else did that. Oh, I know! Let’s make sure all those people at PeTA can stop enjoying yet another thing and test tea on them!’?
    I hope they boil in their own kettles.

  • 1687 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    EXCUSE ME BUT IS THIS REALLY NECESSARY? I HOPE PEOPLE LIKE YOU GO TO HELL.

  • 1687 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I hate lipton tea now! they shouldnt hurt animals grrrr. what is wrong with those people

  • 1687 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I have already contacted Unilever/Lipton Tea and
    Informed them that will no longer be buying or consuming their product due to their abusive testing practices. I also Informed them that this information is being shared widely
    so they better do something substantial about changing these abhorrent
    practices. I hope it helps but I’m not holding my breath.

  • 1687 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I just drank some, I think I’m gonna be sick :/ Thats so disgusting that they would do that! I, obviously, won’t be buying anymore of that.

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