December 2010

Lipton: Don’t Drink The Cruel-tea

As a huge tea drinker, I was shocked to hear that a TEA company was testing on animals. (Perhaps I shouldn’t have been so surprised, after all the tea party has already done this year.) It’s tea! It’s not even a medical necessity. It’s a beverage. Yet apparently Lipton thinks it’s perfectly okay to torture animals for it.

In order to investigate the potential health benefits of tea on humans (which are easy to discern by allowing oh, say, humans to be tested on instead), Lipton has been conducting cruel, death-inflicting tests on rabbits, mice, piglets, and rats. These same animals that are adopted and loved by so many children as pets have been brutally murdered in the name of tea sales.