Nakon moje poruke: "You loose hundreds of thousands consumers every day for your inhumane animal testing experiments. Millions of people around the world boycott your company for this. Stop them, for sake of animals, but for sake of your company, too. Rastko Pocesta." (nije baš tako, ali slična je poruka, ne mogu da se setim, oni ti ne vrate tekst koji si poslao ), Sara, zaposlenica Procter & Gamble, odgovorila mi je:
Thanks for contacting P&G about our policy on research involving animals.
P&G has ended animal testing on all our finished consumer products except when
required by law. We use non-animal alternatives first. We only use research
involving animals when there are no other reasonable options.
In our Healthcare business, we're focused on developing innovative medicines that
improve people's lives. Current regulatory standards require animal research while
developing these medications. It's our policy to use the minimum number of animals
necessary while working toward our goal of the reduction and replacement of animals.
We continue to identify screening techniques that are acceptable to global
regulatory groups to take the place of animal tests in the earliest phase of drug
Through our pet care and nutrition products, we help dogs and cats live longer,
healthier lives. We feed our foods first to dogs and cats to help us develop
nutrition that delivers true health benefits to millions of pets worldwide. We make
sure the dogs and cats we work with receive the best care. We treat them as if
they're our own pets. They are adopted into loving homes or placed in our
retirement facility when their help is no longer needed. At the same time, we're
working hard on alternatives to find even better ways of getting these results and
eliminating the need for additional research with other animals.
We'd rather use alternative test methods. Not only is the use of animals avoided,
but reliable alternative tests generally cost less and take less time than animal
research. We'd like to be able to eliminate animal research on ingredients in
consumer products altogether, and we're making progress. We've invested over $190
million in alternatives, making us an industry leader. We've helped develop over 50
alternative methods and have shared our work in over 300 scientific publications.
We're also working with the FDA and respected animal welfare groups, such as the
Humane Society of the United States, to work on reforming regulations and validating
alternative methods. To learn more about what we're doing to reach our goal, please
visit our website:
For additional information about alternatives, visit the following websites:
http://www.biorap.org (Biological Research for Animals & People)
http://altweb.jhsph.edu/ (Alternatives to Animal Testing site)
http://www.hsus.org/ (Humane Society of the United States site)
http://www.ampef.org/ (Americans for Medical Progress Educational
We hope this information is helpful.