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Before taking your next sip of iced tea, check the label on the bottle because you may be drinking a cupful of cruelty to animals. Nestlé, which makes Nestea, conducts—and pays others to conduct—painful and deadly tea tests on animals. The company causes animals to suffer simply to investigate the possible health benefits linked to tea products and ingredients, even though not one of these experiments is legally required for beverage manufacturers and regulators have stated that animal tests are not sufficient to prove health claims about food and beverage products.
In these cruel tests, mice and rats were tormented and then killed by decapitation and other methods. The following are some of the details of the horrors endured by the animals used in Nestea's tea experiments: