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URGENT NEWS ADVISORY
Saturday / May 25, 2002
Contact: On-site Pager: (513) 219-3029 or Michael Budkie
EUROPEAN UNION THREATENS BAN
ON P&G PRODUCTS IF ANIMAL TESTED;
P&G TARGETED SATURDAY FOR PROTEST
CINCINNATI – Procter & Gamble – which could soon see its products banned
in all of Europe by the European Union (EU) – will be the target of a
major rally here Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. at Fountain Square as part
of "Global Day of Action Against P&G."
Demonstrations focusing on the company's decision to continue testing
cosmetics and other products on animals will be held Saturday around the
In Cincinnati, the Saturday rally continues to 1 p.m., following by a
march to "Taste of Cincinnati," and a protest outside P&G's HCRC (Health
Care Research Center) in Mason at 5 p.m., according to Cincinnati Animal
Michael Budkie, executive director for Cincinnati-based SAEN (Stop Animal
Exploitation Now) and the designer of the national campaign a decade ago
to pressure P&G to stop testing products on animals, will be keynote
speaker at Saturday's rally.
"Prove to me that rats & mice aren't being force-fed Tide. Prove to me
that rabbits don't have Comet sprayed into their eyes. Show me that Mr.
Clean isn't being used to poison animals," said Mr. Budkie.
And, on Friday (5/24/02), a Reuters News Service story said that a key EU
parliament committee had voted to ban the sale of new cosmetics tested on
animals within five years – and the ban would include U.S. companies such
as Procter & Gamble.
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