People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) took to downtown streets today to distribute "cruelty-free shopping guides." The pocket-sized pamphlets list more than 950 companies that have completed a statement of assurance saying they don't do product testing on animals. —-
The small group of activists was quiet and seemed to get about every third person to take their materials. PETA names Clorox and Unilever as companies that still test on animals but highlights Revlon and Method in their cruelty-free guide.
PETA also continues to contend that the standards of care in the Animal Welfare Act don't offer any real protect and claims that results from animal testing are unreliable due to the stress the animals are kept under and the fact that animals can react differently to a substance than a human will.
"You don't have to blind a bunny or pour poison down a rat's throat to look your best or to clean your house," says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. "We're asking shoppers to send a strong message to companies that still conduct tests on animals and to buy only cruelty-free cosmetics and household products."