Target: Nestle C.E.O., Paul Bulcke
Goal: Demand Nestle end its history of significant animal cruelty
The Nestle Corporation has a sordid history of torturing animals by testing its products on them in cruel and unusual ways, often going above and beyond required legal testing on the chance that they might discover some presumed health benefits they can use to shill their products.
Even though beverage companies are not legally required to test their products on animals, Nestea, a Nestle brand, has force-fed green tea extracts to mice that were specifically bred with brain dysfunctions and given shock treatments, and others that were injected with toxic chemicals to induce diabetes. They induced high cholesterol in rats and again force-fed the green tea extracts. All the animals were then killed.
More recently, the Nestle Corporation was involved in an even more egregious scandal along with other food company giants, where rabbits, rats, and piglets were tortured and killed as a result of animal testing. The animals were starved for hours, force-fed probiotic bacteria and hydrochloric acid and left to suffer before being ultimately killed.
Nestle was accused of a further test where mice were injected with a chemical irritant to induce colon disease. The pain was such that they stopped eating, and were force-fed a preparation of skim milk and goji berries, to test their healing properties.
Inducing illness and torturing helpless animals is not an acceptable or humane way to test for potential health benefits of a product, and this practice should not be tolerated in a modern society. A full list of Nestle brands can be found here.
Please sign this petition to send a message to Nestle that you refuse to support or condone the torture of animals in order to sell products.
Dear Paul Bulcke,
Your corporation has an egregious history of animal torture. More and more consumers are being made aware of the inhumane and unethical practices your company utilizes in order to claim the health benefits of your products, and we refuse to support this sort of cruelty.
The hideous tests that you have performed on rats, rabbits, piglets, and mice are not even required by law to protect the safety of consumers. You have elected to abuse and kill these animals for profit.
Please end your practices of animal cruelty under all of your brands and subsidiaries. Consumers will not stand for this any longer, and I pledge to boycott Nestle products, under all brand names, until this issue is resolved.
[Your Name Here]
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