Giant rat protests outside Wilmington Rite-Aid

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - PETA members gathered in Wilmington Friday afternoon to protest animal tested products.

One PETA member wore a giant rat costume outside of the Rite-Aid on 16th Street and tried to persuade customers to not buy personal care or household products that were tested on animals.

According to PETa, many of the products drug stores carry are smeared into rabbits eyes or force-fed to mice and guinea pigs.

"You don't have to blind a bunny or pour poison down a rat's throat to look your best or to clean your house," says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman in a statement. "We're asking shoppers to send a strong message to companies that still conduct tests on animals and to buy only cruelty-free cosmetics and household products."

To learn which companies do animal testing, visit the PETA website at

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