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Coca-Cola Is Going Cruelty Free!

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Coca-cola is only the last on the list of large companies PETA has been badgering in hopes of getting them to stop animal testing (Go PETA! Yay!). The list of newly cruelty-free companies is: Welch's, Ocean Spray, POM, and Pepsi.

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stacey Oertel (2)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 4:39 am
It is about time! No one should be testing on animals!

wolfNoFwdsPls a (135)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 8:19 am
caca-Cola = the epitome of JUNK = cruelty to humans; no amount of greenwashing can help that.

Ben O (171)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 8:27 am
Boycott Coca-Cola for Human Rights abuses!

David C (133)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 8:53 am
Why did it take so long????

Terrence B (2)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 9:03 am
So what are these companies testing on animals these days?
AS someone once told me - ignorance is bliss. Which is why many of these companies continue to do testing in the first place. No one really knows what they are really doing as far as testing goes.

Lets bring this to the light so more people know what is really going on. Listing companies that have stopped isn't helping the cause.

. (0)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 9:50 am
Now, if PETA could begin hammering away at the cosmetic companies, this would be a miracle.

Judith H (27)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 12:27 pm
now if they'd go 'NATURAL' sweetners and find something that sugar-free for dieters, I will truly be happy!

Judith H (27)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 12:29 pm
sugar-free and not cancerous!

Renata B (136)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 12:41 pm
Good to know and good this has happened. As far as Unilever and P&G are concerned, we have boycotted their products for at least 20 years! Actually more than that. I think since the mid-80s.

Renata B (136)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 12:45 pm
I know that they even test tampons and sanitary towels for women menstruations on animals!
Awful: do they have to measure how much (innocent) blood they can absorb?

Laverne Wallace (59)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 1:03 pm
It is high time.

Alicia N (87)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 1:53 pm
This is great news but in the other hand, what is happening to all your employees? stop that abuse and DO the right thing.... Boycott Coca-Cola for human right abuses...

Ana F (128)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 2:10 pm

Mary Donnelly (47)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 2:51 pm
Thanks Beatrice.

Marie Catterall (11)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 3:04 pm

Krasimira B (175)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 3:20 pm
Agree with Ben Oscarsito: "Boycott Coca-Cola for Human Rights abuses!".

Lidia E F (8)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 3:59 pm
What about the supposed murders they committed in some foreign country last year?.Thank you so much 'FRIEND'.

Thursday November 25, 2010, 4:02 pm
These companies also need to stop using artificial chemical ingredients that are killing humans!!!

Anne K (139)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 4:25 pm
I have always been a conscientious consumer, avoiding products that harm animals and the environment, but I was surprised to learn all of the products that Unilever owns! I was not aware of all of these. The only one I purchase is Bertolli's olive oil, but that will stop now! Lipton's and Red Rose tea? Who would have suspected? Lipton tea isn't much better than sawdust, so I don't buy it anyway. We need to do some research as consumers. I try to buy products from small companies that are ethical (Tom's of Maine, for example) and avoid the filthy rich conglomerates that exploit animals, the earth, and humans.

Ronald N (3)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 4:27 pm
Some of these major corporations seem to be Teflon coated, maybe all of them. Coca Cola, although seemingly showing it's mercy upon animals seem to be showing a reaction by catering to the public for goodwill purposes. But Americans are simply unaware of how these companies exploit other countries, especially poorer nations who have no concept of democracy or democracy of of air, water, soil and th natural resources that are considered "commons". These commons as we call them have been seized and the shift of the corporate world to severely "un-democratize" these natural resources for their own selfish profiteering. Of course, this is the true reality of products and the "way things are" in the United States. We neither have the knowledge or understanding of how India and other poor nations have suffered under the privatization of water and other natural resources. Coca-Cola has done much harm by the pumping of water and selling it back to those very same people who would commonly own the water, Yet, what we view as simple "capitalism" is depriving many people of safe and available drinking water. For all that, we are only seeing the politically correctness of what they have done to animals. These mega powerful corporations do not seek the betterment of humanity and if they can't seem to do what is right for them, how in the world can they substitute a few animals for humankind?

Susan S (187)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 4:44 pm
I hope that this starts a massive trend towards other companies following in their footsteps. Maybe they will do a massive marketing campaign explaining WHY they decided to give up on animal testing.

Eugene C (3)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 5:02 pm
l can't think of one good thing that Coca - Cola does for human kind let alone animals....l would like to see them boycotted by as many people as possible so that they can no longer operate and ruin the lives of innocent people in third world countries, by draining their precious water supplies for profit. They are even doing it here close to where l live and they just seem to manage to keep under the radar and no one notices until it is too late!

Jackie D (7)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 5:14 pm
"caca-Cola = the epitome of JUNK = cruelty to humans; no amount of greenwashing can help that. "

If I were an animal used by Coca Cola for testing purposes I would be very happy. Credit where credit's due.

Kate K (215)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 5:18 pm
I'm no fan of Coca Cola's but I am glad they stopped testing. I am grateful that I am not a mainstream shopper and so do not buy anything they make. Why would food companies even test? But then IAMS still does cruel testing and they make dog food.

John Williams (36)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 5:57 pm
OLD NEWS _ the date was 05/22/2007.------- waste of time and effort ------BOYCOTT COCA-COLA for HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES (and because it is just plain not good for you or the environment !!)

Justin R (0)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 5:58 pm
I hope they will keep their promise. Coca Cola apparently sponsors bull fights in Spain.

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 7:45 pm
Agreed, boycott Coca Cola anyways but YAY! for another company to cease animal testing. Change begins in the margins..

Lisa Z (168)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 7:57 pm
Shared on Facebook!!! So glad to hear this!!!

Geynell Eskite (68)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 8:35 pm
Thanks PETA! Well done.

Evelina Zaharieva (9)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 11:19 pm
Thank God I stopped drinking Cola 2-3 years ago. I am ashamed I have ever did, but actually never knew they were testing their products on animals :(

Evelina Zaharieva (9)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 11:34 pm
Forgot to mention -- I sent an email to Unilever (the email provided in the article) and I hope that they will follow in Coca-cola's footsteps.

Peace M (185)
Friday November 26, 2010, 1:09 am
Coca Cola can go to H*ll as far as I'm concerned; from human rights abuse, environmental destruction to consumer health, profit is the driving force at all co$t!

Joy W (103)
Friday November 26, 2010, 1:37 am
Noted, thanks for sharing.

Marilyn G (0)
Friday November 26, 2010, 9:33 am
I am pretty suspicious about their promises. You will notice how they said they wouldn't "directly" fund animal testing. Now if they would only stop sponsoring the awful rodeos which we have been begging them to do for a long time. That is also horrible abuse of animals.

Janis B (7)
Friday November 26, 2010, 9:59 am
Now when are they going to stop taking water from Indian farmers wells, for their factories?

Patricia A (0)
Friday November 26, 2010, 11:45 am
Thank you Beatrice and thank you PETA! We will hope that they keep their promise but it is heartening to see a company of that size even flinch at an animal welfare issue! Hope fully we can see progress in other areas of corporations, animal welfare, people welfare, environmental welfare. I have not lost hope that there are and can be ethical and responsible large corporations...I am close but I have not given up yet.

Gillian M (218)
Saturday November 27, 2010, 12:12 pm
I'm wary of Peta as many of their campaigns are against companies that don't test. Unilever is an example, the only person who thinks that PG Tips is being tested on animals is Peta! There is no evidence that my hubby could find of this or any other product owned by Unilever.

When I contacted them they told me that some countries require animal testing before it can be sold and they try to negotiate with them not to do so. Hubby found evidence of that.

So, why are Peta trageting a company that does its best? This is not the first time Peta have done this which is why I am reluctant to support them. It does not devalue the wonderful work that they do but it does make me wary of supporting their actions.

Dianne D (490)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 12:20 pm
You go PETA. You are doing great work for the animals. There is no reason to test on animals. Put these animal testing sites out of business.

Sir Walk F (124)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 5:00 pm
This seems as backwards and ridiculous as PETA endorsing Burger King's 'veggie burgers'.

You cant paint shit yellow and call it gold, folks.

Christopher Fowler (82)
Monday November 29, 2010, 11:44 am
Peta is a bunch of lying hypocrites and for those that only know the propaganda, here are the facts: Animal testing, for many things is necessary. There are NO other options, since an "animal simulator" does not exist and not all testing for medical progress (which helps humans and animals, both) can be tested in a test tube or petrie dish.

However, my question is this: What would Coca Cola need to do animal testing for?

. (0)
Wednesday December 1, 2010, 11:44 am
Cheers Ronald N., Eugene Chatelle, and Ben Oscarsito -- Coca-Cola is guilty of far more atrocities than these. And Anne K. -- Tom's of Maine is owned by Colgate-Palmolive, another large corporation which tests on animals

. (0)
Sunday December 5, 2010, 6:52 am
@ Elizabeth P. In the click to donate you can click to support toms of maine. If its from a company that do test on animals its better not to click then. I really like PETA for what they do and keep doing, becoming a member is actually on my xmass wish list. Animal testing is not necessairy in most cases. Today you can use software, skin stuff and why not just humans .. I dont see the point of coca cola needing to test on animals.

Lauren J. (0)
Thursday December 9, 2010, 4:17 pm
Never would have thought Coco-cola had animal testing... humm....

Dace K (3)
Thursday December 9, 2010, 4:54 pm
i don't undesrtand all of this. maybe they are cruelty-free to animals but does it change something? i guess maybe to hope someday it will end, the cruelty to animals but we will never know what is the truth so we just hope it is as they say, they make us believe and we try so

Chrystal D. (0)
Monday December 13, 2010, 2:59 am
Testing on animals is wrong!! Go Coke!

Ioana Ionescu (16)
Monday December 13, 2010, 4:25 am
It took too long. Noted, shared. Thanks!

camelia Z (5)
Monday December 13, 2010, 5:28 am
It was about time! I still won't drink Coke though, it's pure poison for my body.

Kendra Richardson (65)
Tuesday December 14, 2010, 7:57 am
Thank God!!!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 14, 2010, 3:21 pm
Good news for once. Except for the tens of thousands of animals "sacrificed" in the name of science.

Jeanne P (1)
Saturday December 25, 2010, 4:49 pm
I don't believe them just yet
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