Each year, thousands of animals die in Procter
& Gamble laboratories -- the victims of painful, archaic
and entirely unnecessary product tests.
Caustic chemicals are forced into the eyes of
rabbits and applied to animals' shaved and raw skin. Laboratory
workers place the animals in restraining devices so they cannot
struggle while the workers apply the chemicals, which burn into
the animals' eyes and skin. P&G "scientists" do
not sedate the animals or give them pain killers. Animals sometimes
break their necks or backs attempting to escape the pain. Those
that survive are used in yet additional painful tests ... until
they are finally killed. The victims include rabbits, guinea
pigs, hamsters, ferrets and other animals.
P&G refuses to stop testing its products
on animals, despite the fact that these tests are not required
by any law, and despite the fact that more reliable and humane
alternatives do exist.