Demand Iams Stop Using Lab Animals for Cruel and Unnecessary Experiments

Target: Robert McDonald CEO of Proctor and Gamble

Goal: End Iams’ reign of terror on innocent laboratory animals.

Iams food company, owned by Proctor and Gamble, still funds horrendous animal testing that includes mutilating hundreds of lab animals in invasive and painful experiments. After an undercover investigation showed the severe mistreatment and suffering of lab animals at Sinclair Research Center in 2003, Iams agreed to end the barbaric testing of animals. Yet today, Iams still continues the archaic testing at various facilities.

Iams continues to keep 700 animals at its Dayton, Ohio lab where ‘nutritional’ tests are performed. These cruel experiments include cutting chunks of muscle from the defenseless animals, often leaving them to suffer in small, filthy cages without veterinary care. Iams also funds animal testing through other labs such as Purdue University, where mice were forced to endure the painful condition of muscle wasting in a two-year study.

Iams has had great success with in-home testing, in which participants are companion animals who live in the comfort of their own home with their loving families. With successful alternative programs like this, there is no reason for Iams to continue to inflict pain and suffering on gentle, innocent animals. We must tell Iams to stop the needless torture of animals who are no different than our loving companions at home.  Tell CEO Robert McDonald to end this shameful practice and convert exclusively to in-home testing.

PETITION LETTER

Dear Robert McDonald,

As consumers and animal lovers alike, we are disheartened to hear that Iams continues painful, unnecessary experiments on hundreds of lab animals every year. In 2003, Iams agreed to end the primitive, tortorous testing of animals after egregious animal abuse was filmed in an undercover investigation. Today, years later, the callous testing and treatment of innocent animals continues in numerous laboratories.

The Iams Dayton, Ohio lab continues to torture 700 animals every year in ‘nutritional’ tests, which include chopping muscle off of gentle lab animals who are often placed back in small, filthy cages without proper veterinary care or concern. In addition to performing animal testing, Iams also funds other laboratories to carry out monstrous animal experiments that are no longer necessary as viable alternatives exist.

We know Iams has had great success with its in-home testing of products, in which consumers cooperate using their companion animals who are allowed to live in the comfort of their own home with their loving families. Please tell Iams that barbaric laboratory animal testing will no longer be tolerated and they must convert exclusively to the humane testing of willing participants in the form of consumers and their companion animals.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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14 Comments

  1. J Davidson says:

    Proctor and Gamble is the most egregious offender in animal experimentation. They test repeatedly, yet most of their household products contain toxic chemical compounds. Furthermore, using a pet food resulting from such heinous animal experimentation is not pet-friendly and defeats the purpose of humane care for animals.

  2. Linda Sperring says:

    Util you stop using animals to test your products, I and many thousands of people will not spend s penny with you

  3. Ruth Rogers says:

    Signed.

  4. Sherri Gillespie says:

    PG Iams you killed my Bichon Frise with Iams. The least you can do is stop inhumanely using dogs to test your dog food. I won’t buy any dog food now that isn’t made in America then I check content.

  5. Debra Robinson says:

    Iams have continued o test on animals for many year, even though they deny it. In the past they have broken the legs of greyhounds with metal wires to see how strong their bones were after eating Iams. This is a fact.

  6. A dog’s health doesn’t matter in testing, but it does when making dog food? Conflict of interest, it’s about money.

  7. Since I saw the 2003 video of dogs suffering in their cages, some so terrified it broke my heart, dogs laid out on the floor after surgery to remove muscle from their hind legs, so much pain & fear, dogs everywhere & workers moving thru them as tho they were products …. I have never used Iams, even when my vet told me they’d stopped. Now I know for sure & I continue not to use it. My vet doesn’t even stock it any more as not enough people buy it. It’s disgusting, brutal, horrific, neanderthal, barbaric & useless.

  8. Wendy Williams-Case says:

    I’m so sorry you lost your baby :( Dick VanPattens Natural Balance is one of the few high quality, ‘not tested on animals’ products out there. My four beagles and one basset are totally thriving on it. For them to tell a lady that they don’t test and treat the animals as their own is a blatant lie. Why would they even have animals on the premises if they didn’t test? Science Diet is just as bad.

  9. When, when are the human race going to wake up to the fact that WE MUST RESPECT ALL the creatures our precious Lord created. It was HIS instruction to us to look after them and protect them, NOT abuse and torture HIS creations. What will they do when the tables are turned? Which is going to happen, read the Word of God and your will see, payback time is coming and then it will be the animals feasting on the flesh of man!!Deu_28:26 And thy carcase shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray them away. Deu_32:24 They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust. Jer_7:33 And the carcases of this people shall be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth; and none shall fray them away. Many more place in the Bible tells us what will happen to evil people!

  10. Veronica-Mae says:

    I thought they had stopped, too. They removed one kidney of kittens to see if their food helped, and other horrendous invasive procedures. I spent years telling folk to boycott them. I shall have to start again. Never used their stuff myself.

    Everyone should tackle their local supermarket and local vet and get them to stop stocking Iams. Hit them where it hurts – in the wallet

  11. Yvonne richardson says:

    Having just read this I have thrown my cats biscuits into the bin and I WIL NOT be buying this product or ANY p&g product until this stops…. Washing powder and hygiene products going in the bin also…. Right now!!!

  12. Experimentalists have to stop immediately these kind of infantile, cruel and barbaric tests on living creatures by apply strongest justice to them – SEND THEM TO THE WORKLESS ONLY !

    Animal testing is unnecessary and the results unreliable. This has been proven.
    So these establishments are just a means for monsters to torture and kill animals.
    In the 21st century do we really believe this is furthering our knowledge at all?
    Absolutely not! This is murder for murder’s sake and UNBEARABLY FOR CIVILIZED SOCIETIES.

    WHICH AUTHORITY IS ABLE TO EFFORD SICK ABUSES LIKE THIS ?

    THIS IS ABSOLUTELY WRONG AND UNACCEPTABLE !!!
    THE LAW IS TO CHANGE AND HAVE TO STOP THAT UNHUMANE ACTING !

    HAVE YOU ALL LOST YOUR HUMANITY AND BRAIN, FERAL PERSONS RESPONSIBLE ??

    Normaltive ethic includes the claim on generally liability.

    DEFORMED MONSTERS SHOULD BE LOCKED AWAY FROM CIVILIZED CITIZENS. THEY DISTURB FEELINGS IN A NONHUMANE WAY!
    People need to vote unacting authorities acting irresponsibly to futuregenerations and living creatures out of occupations once and for all!

    “It is horrifying that we have to fight our own governments to save the environment.”
    - Ansel Adams, photographer.

    DEFORMED UNHUMANE MONSTERS SHOULD SEPARATED AND LOCKED AWAY FROM CIVILIZED CITIZENS FOR DON´T DISTURB THEIR FEELINGS IN A NONHUMANE WAY!

    MONSTERHUNTERS NEEDED

    IT IS TIME N O W TO DEMAND ALL BRUTALIZERS and KILLERS ONTO A LIST TO CONDEMN THEM TO EXTRACHARGE FOR NGO´S working for FUTUREGENERATIONS!

    HOW CAN HUMANS ARE AS MONSTEROUS AS YOU, PERSONS RESPONSIBLE, LET A LIVING CREATURE IN THIS SITUATION – HOPE YOU EARN THE RESULT AS YOU DESERVES!

  13. I will never buy Iams food.

  14. people have been put in prison on lesser charges and that is where you belong…I will not ever buy your products nor will my friends, family, their friends,etc.word of mouth is a big seller and I can only hope you sir.. lose everything and more. GOD HELP YOU!!

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