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Tell Nestea to Stop Abusing Animals!

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Posted May 28, 2011 by Rachelle Owen

Before taking your next sip of tea, check the label on the bottle because you may be drinking a cupful of cruelty to animals. Nestlé, the maker of Nestea, is testing and paying others to conduct painful and deadly tea tests on animals. The company has caused animals to suffer simply to investigate the possible health benefits linked to tea products and ingredients, even though not one of these experiments is legally required for beverage manufacturers, and regulators have stated that animal tests are not sufficient to prove a health claim about a product.

In these cruel tests, mice and rats were tormented and then killed by such means as decapitation. The following are some details of the horrors endured by the animals used in Nestea’s tea experiments:

  • Mice bred to suffer from brain dysfunction and rapid aging were fed green-tea extracts and then locked in a dark chamber, only to receive painful electric shocks to their feet; the mice were then killed.
  • Mice bred to suffer from muscle degeneration were fed green-tea extracts, after which experimenters cut open the animals’ leg muscles and then decapitated them.
  • Experimenters injected toxic chemicals into mice to destroy insulin-producing cells, causing the animals to develop diabetes. After this cruel procedure, the mice were force-fed tea extracts and then killed.
  • Rats made to suffer from high fat and cholesterol levels were forced to consume tea extracts through a tube that was forced down their throats; the rats were then killed and dissected.

Modern, cruelty-free research methods are available and are in use by other leading beverage companies around the world. We need YOU to join us in telling Nestea to ditch its cruel-tea to animals and to use non-animal methods instead.

Please take a moment to ask Nestea to stop testing on animals and join other brands—such as Lipton, Arizona, Snapple, Honest Tea, Tazo, Twinings, Stash Tea, Celestial Seasonings, Luzianne Tea, and others—that don’t experiment on animals.

Send polite comments to:

Paul Bulcke
CEO
Nestlé S.A.
Paul.Bulcke@nestle.com

Brad Alford
CEO
Nestlé USA
Brad.Alford@us.nestle.com

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  • 1107 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Done, thank you.

  • 1259 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I sent messages to both emails stating that there are numerous other successful tea brands that don’t force animals to suffer, and that I will not purchase their brand of iced tea until this cruelty ends.

  • 1291 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this is suck and wroung how would you like if we did this to you guys you would not the pain they go throw is sad so stop testing on animals

  • AB

    1306 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Please stop testing on animals. Until you do, I will stop using your all Nestle related products and will encourage everyone I know to do the same. Thank you.

  • 1337 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am boycotting Nestea and all their other products and pasting to my fb page to encourage others to do the same.
    wolfbytez

  • 1343 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Why dont you decapitate your own mothers? … These animals have mothers too … a-holes.

  • 1354 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    you suck nestle, first you kill some startving babies in africa, and now testing on animals shame on you, would have thought you may have learnt something but no, big corporation with small minded greed. wont be purchasing any products affiliated with nestle

  • 1356 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Dissapoint… -.-

  • 1415 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’d buy Nestle stuff if it would quit!!!!!!!

  • 1415 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    How can You do this? I live off d coke at least 5 a day no more. You should be put out of biz!

  • 1428 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this is completely wrong and cruel,how can they take life from innocent helpless creatures just like that >.<

  • L

    1442 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This the most horrible thing ever i wont drink nestea ever again that is a disappointment

  • 1457 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    FUCK NESTEA

  • 1460 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Sir or Mam,

    Would you please stop abusing animals for you laboratory studies? Simply stated – what you are doing is atrocious. I certainly will not be buying/supporting Neastea products anymore. I speak in behalf of a lot of peers men and women serving in the military, retirees, family and friends, “friends of friends”, and plenty of animal activist. Sir or mam, “Word of Mouth” is a powerful thing – please let us all be on the same side. Show us you/your company have learned about animals’ suffering and are working on and willing to putting an end to it.

    Sincerely,

    Ms. Asencio

    Animals Reflections:

    “To say nothing, to do nothing, stops nothing.”

    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judge by the way its
    animals are treated.”

    “I hold that the more helpless a creature , the more entitle it is to protection
    by man from cruelty of man.”

    “Animals cannot speak, but can you and I not speak for them and represent them?
    Let us all feel the silent cry of agony and let us all help that cry to be heard
    in the world.”

    “The question is not can they reason? Nor can they talk? But can they suffer?”

    “An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”

    “We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment for animals.”

    “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

    “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor
    political, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tell him that
    it is right.”

    “Cruelty has cursed the human family for countless ages. It is almost impossible
    for one to be cruel to animals and kind to humans. If children are permitted to
    be cruel to their pets and other animals, they can easily learn to get the same
    pleasure from the misery of fellow humans. Such tendencies can easily lead to
    crime.”

    “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do
    something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something
    I can do.”

    “I looked at all the cages animals in the shelter…the cast-offs of human
    society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and
    betrayal. And I was angry. “God, “I said, this is terrible. Why don’t You do
    something?” God was silent for a moment and then He spoke softly. I have done
    something, I created you.”

  • 1462 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That is SO sad! Peace Tea doesnt test on animals too and its delicious!

  • 1462 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I hope every Email like I did 😀

  • 1470 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I will never drink Nestea ever again, And I will everyone I know Not to drink Nestea….

  • 1475 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am done with all their products…..do us a favor and let us know what other brands they make profit from so we can never support them……

  • 1476 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Why would you do those things to animals? Test the tea on people…they’re the ones that drink it.

  • 1478 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Nestle, please stop testing your products on animals, please use the animal cruelty free methods which are used by your competitors.

  • 1479 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    OMG I have a pet rat and I’m in tears right now. She is so sweet and awesome. How could anyone do such a thing. My heart is broken! I will never buy nestea products again!

  • 1479 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    No wonder I never liked the stuff!!

  • 1481 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I have tried nestea once in my life and i found it to be totally gross…..i will never drink it again so….YAY go animals…NO Testing in the brand i drink…snapple and luzianne…

  • 1485 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    F#!k you!!!

  • 1490 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Aww :( mice are so cute!! and does this company seriously need to test tea?? thats just cruel!!! What is tea gunna do to people if they drink it? NOTHING! If they want their tea to be better, maybe they should test it on themselves, not innocent little mice!! This company is definetly hearing from me!!

  • 1491 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I an going to tell all my friends that drink this crap about this. This is disgusting!!

  • 1491 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    quit testing on innocents, who cant speak up for themselves, what your doing is cruel, unethical and immoral. please stop!

  • 1492 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i love arizona :) yay i dont even like nestea anyways:P

    • 1473 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      I’m the exact same way @Crystal and I definitely don’t see how tea is supposed to stop a tortured and dying mouse from dying that wouldn’t even prove anything !

  • 1494 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I hope EVERYONE tells them what is on their mind! I know I did!!!!

  • 1494 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Why are you doing this? Testing breaks hearts!!!!!!! I’m never gonna buy from you ever again until you stop!!!!!!!!!! ;(

  • 1498 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Poor mice….

  • 1501 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i gladly let the ceo’s know that i boycott there products until they change there ways and then i will concider going back

  • 1501 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Repudien al te verde ,que elabora la EMPRESA NESTLE: by NESTEA,utilizan a los pobres animalitos en actos ABERRANTES DE TORTURA,LEA EL PAQUETE ANTES DE COMPRAR EL TE VERDE DE NESTEA O NESTLE ES LA MISMA EMPRESA QUE EXPERIMENTA CON ELLOS.
    BOICOT .BASTA DE TORTURAS ANIMALES.

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