August 11th, 2009 By | News | Posted In: Protests

PETA Takes to the Streets


People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) took to downtown streets today to distribute "cruelty-free shopping guides." The pocket-sized pamphlets list more than 950 companies that have completed a statement of assurance saying they don't do product testing on animals.

The small group of activists was quiet and seemed to get about every third person to take their materials. PETA names Clorox and Unilever as companies that still test on animals but highlights Revlon and Method in their cruelty-free guide.


PETA also continues to contend that the standards of care in the Animal Welfare Act don't offer any real protect and claims that results from animal testing are unreliable due to the stress the animals are kept under and the fact that animals can react differently to a substance than a human will.

"You don't have to blind a bunny or pour poison down a rat's throat to look your best or to clean your house," says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. "We're asking shoppers to send a strong message to companies that still conduct tests on animals and to buy only cruelty-free cosmetics and household products."


08.12.2009 at 03:49 Reply
Animal cruelty is one of the issues that are common to us. Many companies, as we know, are using animals in testing their products. Well, the aim of PETA is a nice endeavor and I wish them all the luck in their effort. Anyway, the automotive stimulus plan seemed headed for disaster, and that's why Obama and fans of the plan wanted Cash for Clunkers extended. Well, that's why Congress went and had Cash for Clunkers extended – even more cash was infused into the program, another $2 billion in what amounts to short term loans – as people will still need a car loan because the program only authorizes the purchase of brand new vehicles. (But $3500 to $4500 off the top does help.) The program has been lambasted by conservatives, and appeared to be running out of money it's first week. Despite Cash Cash for Clunkers extended to a $3 billion program, people still might need payday loans no faxing for a down payment.