Ask Zooey Deschanel to Stop Endorsing Products Tested on Animals

Target: Zooey Deschanel

Goal: Convince Zooey Deschanel to stop endorsing Pantene, a product by a company that tests on animals.

Zooey Deschanel is the star of her own sitcom, a recording artist, and now is also endorsing Pantene. Pantene is made by Procter & Gamble, a company that is one of the worst offenders when it comes to animal testing. With Zooey Deschanel possessing such wide-reaching influence, she shouldn’t be using it to endorse products by a company that tests on animals. Ask Zooey Deschenel to discontinue her endorsement of Pantene, despite contractual obligations.

Procter & Gamble has a long history of cruel animal testing practices. Although it has claimed for years that it is seeking alternatives to animal testing, some animal activist sites say Procter & Gamble is lying. To test Procter & Gamble’s products, scientists place rabbits, dogs, hamsters, guinea pigs and other animals in restraining devices so they can’t struggle while they have experiments performed on them. The experiments include poisoning animals with toxins, burning their eyes with chemicals and sometimes killing them. The animals are not sedated or given painkillers and sometimes break their necks or backs trying to escape from the pain. As if that’s not cruel enough, these animals also don’t receive basic care while they’re still alive.

Animal testing is an outdated and unnecessary form of cruelty. Technological advances have made it possible for scientists to test products on virtual and artificial human “skin” and “eyes” that imitate the body’s properties. This means that it is no longer necessary to drop chemicals in animals’ eyes and pump chemicals into their stomachs to make sure products are safe.

It’s time for celebrities to stop endorsing products without having any care or concern for the social or environmental consequences. They have the power to influence and educate the public on important issues and instead they opt to make money no matter what the cost to the planet. Tell Zooey Deschanel to take responsibility for encouraging people to buy products tested on animals by discontinuing her endorsement of Pantene, despite contractual obligations.


Dear Zooey Deschanel,

As a recording artist and the star of your own sitcom, you have wide-reaching influence that you could use for good. Instead, you have allowed yourself to be the face for a product made by a company that tests on animals. In order to test Procter & Gamble’s products, scientists put cleaning chemicals directly into dogs’ stomachs and force mice to eat synthetic musk and other fragrances. They also put chemicals in animals’ eyes, toxins in their stomachs, and sometimes kill them. All of this without sedating the animals or giving them painkillers.

Animal testing is no longer necessary thanks to technological advances. There is no reason why a company that can afford to pay you to endorse its products can’t afford to use cruelty-free testing practices. We urge you to use your celebrity influence to educate people on animal testing by discontinuing your endorsement of Pantene.


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  1. Since celebrities have as much, if not more, power and influence than presidents, we must hold them accountable for their actions. Celebs can’t keep encouraging people who don’t think for themselves to use products that are bad for the planet.

  2. Proctor and Gamble are the worst when it comes to everything, especially the multitude of toxic compounds in their products, unregulated by the government because they are considered to be patents. No amount of testing can compensate for this, making these animals victims of corruption and atrocity.

  3. Celebs get big bucks from endorsements, and it is sad how the animals must suffer for a big business that has no place in our society.


  5. Lucy Kelly says:

    This is disgusting and abusive. How could anyone endorse a product such as Pantene? I can’t imagine why anyone would endorse such a product as Pantene. This woman is an unfeeling moneygrubber!

  6. je ne peux pas regarder ces images qui me dégouttes .je souhaite que si sur cette terre il n y a pas de punition pour ce que l espèce humaine
    fait subir a nos animaux il y aura au moins une justice divine .je me demande comment nous pouvons encore en 2013 infliger cette souffrance et ne pas pouvoir la stopper .

  7. Lizette Roig says:

    Please help save poor defenseless animals by signing this petition. It takes no more than a minute!

  8. jonathan quintin says:

    Barbaric, inhumane. Stop now!

  9. it’s really horrible!!! please, stop to do that!!

  10. I will never buy anything from Pantene again. Please look at this photo and the horror of it. I AM BEGGING YOU, STOP!

  11. Please stop this horror…poor,poor animals! I feel a shamed to be human…:-(

    Sick world we live in………..people sign!!!!

  12. Punishment will come for those who enrich themselves his way

  13. You Fucking Assholes !!! You have no heart !!!

  14. Radostina Krcelic says:

    Given that this testing can be done in other ways, this is cruel beyond words.

  15. Besides signing the petition lets do something worse to these companies Stop buying thier products!

  16. James Williams says:

    I know it is a check for you but fuck that. If you could help these little guys, would ya?

  17. Stephanie Thigpin says:

    Celebrities are a waste of space, why can’t they use their ‘fame’ to spread awareness and compassion towards our fellow earthlings instead of whoring for any company that waves cash in front of them!

  18. Stop animal testing!

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