Excerpts from Leslie Fain's journal:
"I just spent the last year and a half of my life in a place that will take the rest of my life to forget. I was an animal caretaker at Gillette and what I saw there still gives me nightmares."
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Soft and Dry | Right Guard | Dry Idea | Imagine Body Spray
"I was shocked by how unscientific and inhumane the people who worked at Gillette were. For example, when I asked the study director, John Gorley, how to euthanise rats, he told me to 'kill them by hitting them over the head with a rod'. He said injecting them was too much trouble... 'so we just hit them'."
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"Once I came across a rabbit with peeling, blistered skin lying in agony in his cage. I overheard two lab technicians complaining that all the test substances they'd been getting lately were boring. They said they wanted something more exciting like carbonic acid." "I'd heard rabbits screams there before - but never like that... I've heard that rabbit scream over and over again in my mind."
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Sinkience | White Rain | Mink Difference | The Dry Look | Tame | Toni Home Perms
"The technicians abused the animals. Swinging them. Kicking rabbits that were struggling. Hitting rabbits. Banging on the cages to try to get the animals to stop panicking and struggling - and banging on the cages to make the situation worse. They yelled at the animals to stop the screaming. They laughed as animals screamed in pain. One technician's favorite pastime was taunting and scaring the monkeys."
Boycott Gillette skin products
Aapri | Jafra
"I remember many instances when animals appeared to have broken necks and backs, many times rabbits had collars wedged in their mouths: sometimes I found animals twisted around in the restraining devices or dehydrated and barely able to move."
Boycott Gillette Pens
Paper Mate | Flair | S.T. Dupont
"Once, when I asked a technician what was wrong with a group of white rats that were dying in a pile, she told me... 'the sleazy little bastards will piss on each other and be dead by morning'. (The rats had been force-fed shampoo in a death test.)"
Boycott Gillette office supplies
Liquid Paper | Correction Fluids
"They shot T61 in and regardless of whether or not they hit the heart and whether or not the rabbit was dead they would throw it (approximately 10 feet) onto a pile in the middle of the room. Many rabbits would still be crawling around on the floor and on top of dead and dying rabbits while they shot others with T61. Blood was coming out of some of their mouths, others were convulsing and having spasms. It got to the point where I couldn't stand to watch their suffering. At this point I became ill and ran to the bathroom and cried."
Boycott Foamy Shaving Cream
"They euthanised 43 hamsters in a 3-gallon drum of CO2 . They were piled on top of one another at least 8 deep. They were fighting and struggling to get to the top of the heap. When she finished the first batch she went back for another. She loaded up the drum again - until it was too heavy for her to carry."