Friday, May 20, 2005

This year's Global Day of Action Against Procter & Gamble (P&G) is Saturday, May 21st

From idausa.com


This year's Global Day of Action Against Procter & Gamble (P&G) is Saturday, May 2

This year's Global Day of Action Against Procter & Gamble (P&G) is Saturday, May 21st. Last year over 140 boycott P&G events took place all over the world - from Auckland to Aberdeen - making it one of the largest days of action of its kind in the world. P&G continues to test on animals when hundreds of other companies have stopped.

P&G still routinely poisons and kills thousands of animals every year. Its "pet" food subsidiary, IAMS/Eukanuba, continues to secretly vivisect and kill cats and dogs in "pet" food research tests not required by law. Please speak up for the dogs, cats, mice and rats suffering each day at the hands of corporate giant P&G by taking part in this international day of action against P&G's cruel and unnecessary animal testing.

What You Can Do

Be a P&G Coordinator! Start by joining the P&G boycott - refuse to buy P&G products. Help spread the word to others with one of the following outreach ideas:
  • Tell your local shelter and all your family, friends and colleagues with companion animals to never buy Iams.

  • Circulate educational brochures (available from IDA) to family, friends, co-workers, and others in your community. Contact IDA for brochures and other materials to distribute (call 415-388-9641 or email us at ida@idausa.org).

  • Protest outside a P&G facility. These protests provide great focal points for the day of action and can attract media interest. There are P&G facilities in cities all over the world. Visit P&G's website at www.pg.com to find one nearest you.

  • Stage a supermarket or drugstore protest. P&G particularly dislikes leafleting, protests and stunts at supermarkets - they are the most effective activity in changing shopping habits by reaching consumers at the point of sale, when they are most thinking about what brands they might buy. A supermarket protest can be a large affair with banners, animal costumes and props - or it can be a one-person mission with a bagful of leaflets.

  • Organize a P&G product return. Collect P&G products from friends, neighbors, and colleagues and return them, in baskets, to a centrally located, busy supermarket with a good returns policy (eg. Wal-Mart). Explain to the store's customer service representative that you are mortified to learn about P&G's animal tests, will not fund P&G's destruction of thousands of animals a year, and want your money back.

  • Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper about P&G's continued torture of animals. Visit www.pandgkills.com/formletter.html for a sample letter.

  • Workplace/school/college campaigns. Display posters and/or leaflets at your office, school, college or library. Talk to your colleagues and friends about the importance of taking responsibility for our consumer choices, and give them leaflets. There might be a display area at college or in a library where you can put up information about P&G.

These are some of the most popular ways of participating in this day of action - although they can, of course be done all year round. For more information about other ways to get involved, to register your Boycott P&G protest, and to order campaign materials (leaflets, posters, and stickers) contact ida@idausa.org.

For more information about Procter & Gamble and Iams, visit www.pandkills.com and www.iamskills.com. For more information on P&G Global Day, please visit www.uncaged.co.uk/pg.htm .

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