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P&G animal testing

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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Procter & Gamble "will end the use of animal tests for all its current non-food, non-drug products, except where required by law," the company announced June 30. The move will affect 80% of P&G's products, including cosmetics, shampoos and skin care items. P&G "has invested more than $90 mil. in the study and development" of animal alternative methods over the last 15 years. In response, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is canceling upcoming events directed at P&G's use of animal testing but warned new products may involve animal tests. Mary Kay and Colgate-Palmolive recently pledged not to use animal tests (1"The Rose Sheet" April 5, In Brief)

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