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, tests and pays 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.
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 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.
You Can Help
Please help us by writing to Nestea’s office about the cruelty of testing on animals. Urge company officials to stop such tests right away and to switch to non-animal methods instead.
Make sure that your voice is heard by calling Antonio Helio Waszyk, the Chair and Managing Director of Nestea India, on +91-124-2389300. Tell him why Nestea should stop testing on animals.
Please also consider mailing and faxing a message to Nestea’s office in India:
Antonio Helio Waszyk
Chair and Managing Director
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