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Global Boycott Procter & Gamble Day

Jun 1

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Join the boycott on Saturday 14th May

This year is the 15th year that animal rights group Uncaged have run a Boycott P&G Day.

This year, in order to ramp up the effectiveness of this day of action, they’re encouraging campaigners to focus on one of P&G’s most infamous brands - ‘Herbal Essences’.

Uncaged launched the boycott of Herbal Essences (a P&G hair care brand) in July 2008 when they revealed that P&G scientists had poisoned and killed over a thousand animals and their babies in a gratuitous test for a chemical ingredient (butylparaben) already in use by humans for decades.

Get involved by organising or helping with a Boycott P&G event in your area. Click here for a downloadable in-depth guide to participating in Global Boycott P&G Day. 'Herbal Essences' materials can be downloaded from here.

Actions can include protests, stunts, street theatre, stalls and leafleting in town centres and at supermarkets/personal care stores (e.g. Boots). You can also help by organising protests at P&G sites, or displays and information events at your college, library, health-food shop, or workplace, and/or by firing off letters to all your regional media and online forums.

If you are unable to organise an event yourself but would like to join in with something local, please let us know and we can help put you in touch with any actions in your area.

Click here for the full list of P&G brands to boycott throughout the year.


Check out our free Shampoo Buyers' Guide with a simple scorecard to find out what brand of shampoo to buy instead of Herbal Essences.

Subscribe to see the full buyers' guide which will show you how each company scored in our 3 animal rights categories.



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