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:
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, email@example.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.