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Take a Stand Against Nestea's CruelTEA to Animals

Summer is here, and the temperatures are rising, but before reaching for that next sip of iced tea, visit ( because you may be drinking a cupful of cruelTEA to animals.

The company that makes Nestea ( conducts and pays others to conduct deadly tea experiments that involve poisoning, electrically shocking, surgically mutilating, and decapitating animals. The company causes animals to suffer simply to investigate the possible health benefits linked to tea products and ingredients, even though the Food and Drug Administration does not require any of these experiments and, in fact, U.S. and European regulators have stated that animal tests are not sufficient to prove health claims about food and beverage products.

Experimenters injected mice with toxic chemicals to destroy insulin-producing cells, causing the animals to develop diabetes, and then force-fed them tea ingredients before killing them. In another experiment, mice were force-fed tea extracts and then had their leg muscles cut open before being decapitated. That's not all—mice bred to suffer from brain damage and rapid aging were locked in dark chambers and given painful shocks to their extraordinarily sensitive feet before being killed. The list goes on—and the abuse will likely continue without your help.

We are calling on you to take a stand for mice and rats who have suffered in laboratories. Take a stand against Nestea's CruelTEA ( by refusing to buy Nestea until its maker ends its deadly tea tests. You can take a vital step for animals bytaking action and telling Nestea to ditch the CruelTEA ( and to use modern, cruelty-free research methods instead, like those employed by other major tea companies around the world.

You can do even more by sharing this shocking information on Facebook ( The more people you spread the word to, the more people will be inspired to speak out against this atrocity. Be sure to browse through our brand-new website, (, to find more ways that you can get involved (

Thank you for your compassion for mice, rats, and all animals.


Tracy Reiman
Executive Vice President


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