The company is on the Cruelty Free Investing use of animals list because one of their subsidiaries, Philip Morris USA, subjects animals to cruel and deadly tests when testing their tobacco products. Animals are not legally required to be used to test tobacco products.
PETA files a shareholder resolution with Philip Morris International and two others to prohibit all experiments on animals unless the tests are required by law.
Altria is the parent company of Philip Morris USA, John Middleton, Inc., U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, Inc., Philip Morris Capital Corporation, and Chateau Ste. Michelle Wine Estates.
Altria Group, Inc. (renamed from Philip Morris Companies Inc. on January 27, 2003) is an American corporation, it is one of the world’s largest producers and marketers of tobacco, cigarettes and related products. It operates worldwide corporation and is headquartered in Henrico County, Virginia, United States of America.