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Boycott Herbal Essences Made By Procter & Gamble - Animals' Killer

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If you buy Herbal Essences then you are paying for and supporting needless cruelty to innocent animals. For their sake, please boycott Herbal Essences.

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Joanna D (216)
Wednesday July 30, 2008, 1:47 pm
Procter & Gamble continue to perform lethal poisoning experiments on animals for shampoos like Herbal Essences. But with many other shampoos produced without painful animal testing, there is no excuse for such gratuitous cruelty...

Some test:
Herbal Essences have repeatedly force-fed one of their chemical ingredients to scores of pregnant animals – and then slaughtered the mothers and their offspring.

• Each animal was put in solitary confinement, depriving them of the warmth and comfort of their fellow creatures. Their wire cages can cause suffering due to foot ulcers and other injuries.

• Each day for 2 weeks, different doses of the chemical were poured through a tube shoved down their throats. This can be a very stressful and painful procedure that causes damage to the throat and internal organs. Some of the animals suffered poisoning after being given massive doses that were hundreds of times higher than could possibly be consumed by humans.

• Just before they were due to give birth, the pregnant animals suffered a painful and terrifying death in a carbon dioxide gas chamber. Over a thousand baby animals survived, only to be cut from their mothers’ lifeless bodies, killed and dismembered. The test was carried out by scientists from Procter & Gamble, the American multinational company behind the Herbal Essences brand.

• But a wealth of scientific evidence already shows that the chemical in question – butylparaben – is generally safe. In particular, many tests have revealed that butylparaben is broken down into harmless substances when swallowed. What’s more, testing unrealistic huge doses on animals does not give reliable information about the effects on humans in the real world.

• A scientific expert has commented that this test ‘was a profligate and wasteful use of animals’.

Joanna D (216)
Wednesday July 30, 2008, 1:58 pm
There are a few petitions to P&G (why people create new petitions?)
This one have 4,029 signatures (but has been here from... deadline is 2-4-2003, but the goal: 5000)
This is the newest one and has 1,127 signatures

Joanna D (216)
Wednesday July 30, 2008, 2:03 pm
Please remember it's not only P&G test on animals
The following companies either openly use animal-tested chemicals, or fail to demonstrate that the finished product and the ingredients they use have not been tested on animals since a fixed cut-off date.
Avon Cosmetics
The Body Shop/L’Oreal+
Christion Dior
Estée Lauder
Helena Rubenstein
Johnson & Johnson
Lever Fabergé
Miners Cosmetics
PZ Cussons
Reckitt Benckiser
SC Johnson
Virgin Vie
Yves Rocher
Yves Saint Laurent
+ The Body Shop are now owned by L’Oreal/Nestlé.
* Ecover do not have a FCOD, they follow the ‘5 year rolling rule’, which is why they feature on the ‘bad’ list.

Joanna D (216)
Wednesday July 30, 2008, 2:27 pm
IDA Joins UK Group to Expose More Cruel Animal Tests by P&G

Despite claims from corporate giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) that it tests products on animals only as a last resort and only when required by law, published scientific papers show that P&G took an already approved ingredient in Herbal Essences shampoo – butylparaben – and force-fed it in massive doses to pregnant animals.

The experiment killed 1,300 animals (100 pregnant mothers and their 1,200 newborns) subjecting the adult animals to stressful force-feeding for approximately three weeks, after which the mothers were killed in carbon dioxide gas chambers. Experimenters then removed the slowly dying babies from their mothers’ bodies and killed them.
Take Action on this Issue:

Dusty K (1339)
Wednesday July 30, 2008, 2:46 pm

Jim P (3257)
Wednesday July 30, 2008, 2:49 pm
Petition signed.

TY, Joanna.


Joycey B (750)
Wednesday July 30, 2008, 4:29 pm
Signed and noted with thanks Joanna. Also sending letter to company.

laurel w (207)
Wednesday July 30, 2008, 5:03 pm
Signed! Thanks Joanna:)
Heartless bastards. I can't stand P&G.

linda b (31)
Wednesday July 30, 2008, 6:00 pm
Joanna, I was shocked and outraged at what I just read.
I have signed the petition and for henceforth will not buy or use any Herbal Essense products until the STOP! testing on animals.
I also made note of the list of companies that continue to test cosmetics,etc on animals and I plan to boycott them as well.

stephanie v (85)
Wednesday July 30, 2008, 9:56 pm
noted and signed!

Joanna D (216)
Thursday July 31, 2008, 1:38 am
Linda thank you - that's what we are here for - to make people aware and spread the info.
The fact is that customers are guilty of the all horrible things; don't buy these product - they will have to switch to no-animal tests, don't eat meaat - there will bo no suffering during a transport, there will be no slaughter houses, don't eat dairy products, don't wear fur/leather - if you want to save animals from suffering and death.
Isn't it simple?

Debbie L (180)
Thursday July 31, 2008, 4:30 am
Gladly noted and signed. I am thankful that I haven't purchased anything from P&G for years-they are monsters!!!I always buy cruelty free, goodness knows these monsters at P&G don't need any more reason to torture innocent defenseless animals. Sickening

Elena P (549)
Thursday July 31, 2008, 4:54 am
"Thanks for signing the petition."
Thank you!

Pam F (221)
Thursday July 31, 2008, 5:51 am
I signed,of course.
Joanna - I don't use it,but I thought Revlon was OK - and help! - Avon state on their labels "not tested on animals",which is why I've been using it for ages!What's the deal here?

pippa P (0)
Thursday July 31, 2008, 6:22 am
basteads ! .....there evil pure evil .....

Annie J (205)
Thursday July 31, 2008, 6:37 am
Joanna, gladly signed

Ilona A (14)
Thursday July 31, 2008, 7:26 am

. (0)
Thursday July 31, 2008, 8:16 am
Noted & Signed-TY Joanna!

. (0)
Thursday July 31, 2008, 10:41 am
Noted and signed-I've avoided P&G for years. Hope at some point enough others will too, and animals will no longer suffer at their hands...TY

Vijay Tankha (28)
Thursday July 31, 2008, 11:31 am
In that never ending list, all we're left with is sunshine and rain! Who hasn't his finger in the cauldron? Terrible! The world is revolving on terror strings.

Sandy v (91)
Thursday July 31, 2008, 1:57 pm
Thank you for the info. Some of my favorite products are listed so gotta go find something else and am glad to. When will humans ever learn. Who is suppose to teach ethics, compassion and love? How does anyone learn to be so cold blooded with animals.

Joanna D (216)
Thursday July 31, 2008, 3:19 pm
Pam -
In 1990, Revlon became one of the first large cosmetic companies to declare that it would not engage in animal testing for its products. However, Revlon still has not opened its animal testing policy up to scrutiny by signing onto the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program.

Companies who join the Leaping Bunny Program pledge to not test on animals during any stage of product development. The company's ingredient suppliers make the same pledge and the result is a product guaranteed to be 100% free of new animal testing.

Some companies choose not to join the Leaping Bunny Program because they continue to conduct or commission animal testing for their ingredients or formulations, or they wish to reserve the right to test on animals in the future. Other companies simply may not realize the importance of joining the program to demonstrate their commitment against the use of animals in product testing.

Until a company signs a CCIC commitment against animal testing, consumers cannot be sure of its policy on the use of animals. Please urge concerned consumers to contact Revlon and ask the company to join the Leaping Bunny Program.

What You Can Do:
Write to the President and CEO of Revlon, David Kennedy and politely encourage him to certify Revlon through the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program. Tell him that as a compassionate consumer you refuse to buy products that have been tested on animals during any stage of product development and rely on the Leaping Bunny Program to provide the most accurate information on companies’ animal testing policies.

David L. Kennedy
President and Chief Executive Officer
Revlon, Inc.
237 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017

To find out more about this program, contact the CCIC at (888)546-CCIC, or visit

Joanna D (216)
Thursday July 31, 2008, 3:22 pm
There are different information about some companies, so I consider every cosmetic without info "not tested on animals" as tested on animals.

Marian E (152)
Thursday July 31, 2008, 3:57 pm

Signed and signed etc. Thank you for all the info and links.

Amalthea Lalaith (11)
Thursday July 31, 2008, 5:27 pm
Noted, thanks

Deborah N (37)
Thursday July 31, 2008, 8:07 pm
noted & signed.. always for these poor animals.. I hate experiments on anything living & I still say they should clone themselves & use themselves or there family members then maybe they would see what the poor animals are going thru..they must have no brains to have no feelings for these poor animals..

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Thursday July 31, 2008, 8:45 pm
Noted and signed with thanks Joanna

debra l (4)
Thursday July 31, 2008, 8:48 pm

Signed and delivered!!


. (0)
Thursday July 31, 2008, 8:48 pm
Great Idea Deborah!

No Way (0)
Thursday July 31, 2008, 11:31 pm
Not only this regarding the Herbal Essences brand, but I don't appreciate their highly sexual commercial for the shampoo either. No, I' not a prude, and I don't have any children, but sometimes the 'sex sells' BS just goes overboard in advertising!

Deborah Hixson (11)
Thursday July 31, 2008, 11:51 pm
Noted and signed!

Steven Charles (0)
Thursday July 31, 2008, 11:57 pm
I have used Herbal Essence in the past...never again! I would prefer to shave my head than wash my hair with that product again. I have noted the list provided by Joanna D (Thanks Joanna, very informative) and they will no longer have my custom either. Why not experiment on rapist, child molesters, muggers of the elderly...or young for that matter...those who deserve a dose of pain and suffering, exterminate the low life and leave poor defenceless animals alone. Do animal rights exist at all??? I really do wonder!!!

Joanna D (216)
Friday August 1, 2008, 1:20 am
They don't have to test on anybody. The companies, as well as pharmas are trying to say that animals experiments have to be done and are less expensive. It's not true; there are alternatives:
and I don't think these alternative methods are more expensive in cosmetics production as I know many little cosmetic companies which don't test on animals
The only money they will have to spend for a new laboratories
This same is with some substancies used in medicaments - some pharmas use substancies derived from animals some use synthetic ones. Actually you have make some research in internet to find out what kind of ingrediens are used in a medicament.

Bronwyn H (228)
Friday August 1, 2008, 1:25 am
Noted and signed. Thanks Joanna.

Joanna D (216)
Friday August 1, 2008, 1:27 am
Some companies sypply pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries offer both kind of substancies:
Our best Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid) is non-GMO, made through natural fermentation in an ISO/CGMP certified plant. It is All Natural, non animal-derived. Thus, no concerns about avian viruses. This Sodium Hyaluronate is a biotech product. May be labelled as vegetarian.
We can also offer Hyaluronic Acid derived from other sources, such as rooster comb, human umbilical cord or other.

Maggie Amaya (201)
Friday August 1, 2008, 9:12 am
I don't buy anything from Clairol anymore. Almost all the products I buy are cruelty-free, but I live in the tip of Texas, so it can be difficult to find what I want/need unless I shop on the internet.

Arielle S (313)
Friday August 1, 2008, 12:00 pm
I'm so naive - I thought they stopped this unnecessary testing long ago. It's so archaic and inhumane. Noted and signed, ty.

linda b (31)
Saturday August 2, 2008, 2:29 pm
Joanna-thanks for all the info and links. I want to learn more about the Leaping Bunny Program.Honestly,I never care that much for Clairol's products,however I love Revlon and was disappointed to learn they may be involved in testing on animals. You know,I never understood the need for cosmetic companies to test their products in the first place.
Steve-I love your idea of testing cosmetic products on rapists,child molesters,etc instead. But can you imagine the outcry from the bleeding hearts if such a thing was suggested.

linda b (31)
Saturday August 2, 2008, 2:34 pm
You know all this reminds me of something. Awhile back there was a big movement to boycott the Gillette Company because they were using animals to test their products. Does anyone know if Gillette stopped animal testing or do they continue to do so?
And is there anyway to find out just what companies do not test on animals in any stage of product developement?

Michelle R (13)
Sunday August 3, 2008, 6:57 am
Proctor & Gamble along w/the rest of the animal testers could save sooooo much $$$ if they didn't test on animals.

I do not, have not and will not buy their products as long as they continue animal testing.

Joanna D (216)
Monday August 4, 2008, 12:45 am
Linda, from 2005 Gillette has been a brand of P&G (P&G bought Gillette on 1st, Oct 2005).
Other P&G brands are: Clairol, Cover Girl, Crest, Gillette, Giorgio, Iams, Max
Factor, Physique, Tide

Kathy W (299)
Monday August 4, 2008, 12:55 am
Oh no!!!!! I thought Revlon and Estée Lauder were safe!

Maria G (16)
Monday August 4, 2008, 1:56 pm
Noted and signed.


Valentina R (12)
Wednesday May 16, 2012, 9:50 am
Boycott these bastards!
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