stop p&g's cruel animal testing
Global Boycott Procter & Gamble Day XI
SATURDAY 19TH MAY 2007
"I'm glad to hear that this year had the
most international participants! It's getting bigger every year,
which is fantastic!"
Bridget, Animal Rights Campaign Halifax (ARCH), Canada
Tens of thousands of people around the world took part in the annual
international Day of Action on Saturday 19th May 2007 to inform the public
that P&G's animal
testing results in the routine poisoning and death of animals to
develop cosmetics, cleaning products, and even their 'pet' foods Iams/Eukanuba.
Many thanks to everyone who participated in and promoted the Day of Action!
In the week leading up to P&G Day our huge
Boycott P&G PostaVan toured England and
Wales, and stopped for 2 days each in the cities of York, Leicester
and Cardiff. It is estimated that the PostaVan is seen by 80,000 a
day when being driven around city centres. When parked bang in the
middle York, Leicester and Cardiff shoppers and tourists couldn't miss
it! The presence of the PostaVan, with a stall and giant rabbits ensured
some good radio and print
media coverage about P&G's
cruel animal testing.
events took place in every corner of the UK - including leafleting,
town centre campaign stalls and events, and information and protest
events at supermarkets. Supermarket actions were particularly popular
this year, as campaigners heeded our call to take the message directly
to consumers at the 'point of sale.' Over 25,000 leaflets and
wallet cards were distributed; and even more people were reached by
way news reports and letters in regional media about the events and P&G's
animal testing policies.
Many reports we received echoed the sentiments of Benjamin from Rainham,
"I got a really positive response from shoppers... I was
so enthused by the response that I would like to do this more regularly.
Whatever happens next I am sure that we have certainly got the message
out and people are responding. Together we can consign animal experiments
There were 45
events in cities spanning the globe from Sydney to Stockholm -
with 25 nations represented (an increase of 8 from last year). Countries
taking part for the first time include Sweden, Peru, Venezuela,
Chile, India and Hong Kong.
In the USA there
were events in 8 cities from coast to coast - many co-ordinated by our
friends at Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN).
There were also events in Ireland,
Switzerland, France, Belgium,
the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg,
Malta, Croatia, Slovenia,
Brazil, South Africa, Canada, Australia, and New
Zealand. Many took advantage of our downloadable campaign materials
in several languages at www.boycottpandg.co.uk/download.asp.
It's fantastic to see the Day of Action growing, especially with new
countries taking part! Around the world activists are uniting - wherever
they are - to protest against P&G's
animal testing and inform the public about the importance of cruelty-free
shopping and how it can radically change the plight of so many animals.
"We all felt good for doing the stall and went home very tired
but happy that we had at least made the effort and made more people
aware of the obscenities that P&G perpetrate
on animals. Thanks for all that you do at Uncaged, because without
you none of us animal rights campaigners would know the realities of
these horrors and therefore could not fight for changes."
Yvonne, Solihull Animal Aid, UK
"It was awesome...a huge success!!"
Kat Mcafee, Coalition for Action in the Interest of Animals (CAIA),
New Jersey, USA
here for our PHOTO GALLERY from Global Boycott P&G Day
Uncaged Campaigns 27.05.07