Friends of Animals: Boycott POM products

September 11th, 2006 1:05 pm by Kelly Garbato

UPDATE, 1/25/07:

PETA2 reports that POM has finally agreed to stop testing their products on animals. More here.

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From: Friends of Animals – mail [at] friendsofanimals.org
Date: Sep 10, 2006 6:26 PM
Subject: Boycott POM products

Friends of Animals

Pomegranates are Wonderful; Animal Testing Isn’t

Friends of Animals Boycotts Juice Company

Friends of Animals members and supporters have spoken. And they don’t want animal testing in their pomegranate juice.

The group called for a boycott of POM Wonderful brand juices until the company and its profits cease to be implicated in animal research or testing.

According to an April 2006 report in The New York Times Magazine, POM Wonderful owners Lynda Resnick and Stewart Resnick have funded $15 million in research on the health benefits of pomegranate juice. Friends of Animals members were stunned to learn that some of this money went to animal testing.

POM Wonderful has supported tests published in June 2005 on the effects of the juice on brain injuries in mice and on erectile dysfunction in rabbits.

“POM Wonderful should and can be mindful of the health of all species, not just our own,” said Friends of Animals president Priscilla Feral.

“Why not simply support and cite studies on human populations?” asked Feral. In 2005, Dr Dean Ornish published a paper in the American Journal of Cardiology, looking at blood flow to the heart in 45 patients with blocked arteries who were given a placebo or pomegranate juice.

“Until POM Wonderful makes a public commitment against animal testing, we’ll encourage people to choose a different juice.”

Please contact POM to notify them of your pledge to boycott POM products at:

POM Wonderful
11444 West Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Phone: (310) 966-5800

Email: customerservice [at] pomwonderful.com

This message was sent from: Friends of Animals, 777 Post Road Ste 205, Darien, CT 06853.

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