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.
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.
[Your Name Here]
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