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Tuesday, 4 February 2014

British Telecom, and Procter and Gamble

British Telecom has been fined for over charging customers on a premium telephone number and ordered to refund customer's money using the directory enquiries number. They have been accused of not making the prices fair and reasonable and straight forward often taking advantage of the elderly and infirm. See The Daily article: Fleeced by directory enquiries: BT fined for overcharging on £2.40-a-minute line

The current CEO of British Telecom is Gavin Patterson who graduated from Emmanuel College, a so called Protestant college, founded by Sir Walter Mildmay which was formerly occupied by a Dominican friary until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1584. Gavin Patterson also worked for Procter and Gamble, a company started by William Procter and his father in law (James Gamble from Northern Ireland).

Procter and Gamble

Of 11 members on the board of Procter and Gamble, 3 went to a Roman Catholic institution.

One of the members on the board of Procter and Gamble is Alan George "A.G." Lafley, who went to Fenwick High School, staffed by the Catholic Order of Dominican friars.

Another board member is Ernesto Zedillo, who also is Roman Catholic. He is the current Director of Center for the Study of Globalization at Yale University and is on the board of directors of Citigroup.

Maggie Wilderotter, who is chairwoman and chief executive officer of Frontier Communications, a local internet company, also a board member of Procter and Gamble. She graduated at a Jesuit college, The College of the Holy Cross.

Procter and Gamble are notorious for animal experiments with many animal rights groups targeting the company and boycotting its products.

From Uncaged UK:

Procter & Gamble (P&G) are the world’s largest consumer products company, with an annual turnover of over $68 billion. Their international headquarters is in the US city of Cincinnati.

Traditionally known for their soaps and detergents, P&G now produce a massive range of products in hair care, cosmetics, perfumes, personal hygiene, laundry care, snack food, paper and feminine hygiene, and even pet food. P&G’s brands include Ariel, Daz, Fairy, Max Factor, Olay, Pantene Pro-V, Herbal Essences, and Head and Shoulders. Click here for the full list.

Why Boycott P&G?

P&G admit that guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, ferrets, rats and mice are among the animals used in their ‘product safety research’, as well as cats and dogs in pet food experiments. Uncaged’s investigations continue to reveal disturbing examples of P&G’s ongoing involvement in painful and lethal animal tests.

Procter & Gamble exist for one reason, and one reason only - to make as much money as possible. P&G test on animals because of their desire to get new chemical ingredients on to the market. This allows them to claim that their new hair dye, skin cream or washing powder etc. is ‘new, improved’, in the hope of increasing sales. But with many companies producing similar consumer products without carrying out animal tests, it shows that P&G’s cruelty is motivated by greed.

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmanuel_College,_Cambridge

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gavin_Patterson

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Procter_(candlemaker)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Gamble_(industrialist)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A.G._Lafley

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenwick_High_School_(Oak_Park,_Illinois)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernesto_Zedillo

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maggie_Wilderotter

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/College_of_the_Holy_Cross

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