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Nestlé animal suffering sparks protests against cruel botox tests

We expose food company on European Week of Action against botox

This week the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE) has revealed that food company Nestlé is responsible for cruel botox testing on tens of thousands of animals. The news comes during the sixth annual European Week of Action against the brutal killing of hundreds of thousands of mice for the testing of botox used for cosmetics.

Nestlé is the largest food and drinks company in the world. The Swiss-based conglomerate recently joined the booming botox market to sell botox products Dysport® and Azzalure® made by UK manufacturer Ipsen. The ECEAE is calling on Nestle to stop selling botox tested on animals until a humane alternative for their products is available.

Michelle Thew, CEO of the ECEAE, says: “By entering the botox market, Nestlé is responsible for appalling animal suffering. It is totally unacceptable that tens of thousands of mice should continue to suffer and die in these cruel and outdated tests for the worldwide craze of using botox for purely cosmetics purposes. We urge Nestle to lead by example and join other botox manufacturers that are already relying upon non-animal tests”.

Although sometimes used for medical purposes botox is mostly used for cosmetics to temporarily reduce facial lines and wrinkles. In botox tests groups of mice are injected in the abdomen with different amounts of the poison to find out how much is lethal. The mice suffer and suffocate slowly as they become paralysed. Ipsen say they have been working on an animal-free alternative but still use the poisoning tests that kill tens of thousands of animals every year.

You can help us enforce a ban. Please take action now and help us stop botox animal testing.

“I ABHOR VIVISECTION WITH MY WHOLE SOUL. ALL THE SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES STAINED WITH INNOCENT BLOOD I COUNT AS OF NO CONSEQUENCE.”  MOHANDAS (MAHATMA) GANDHI

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