After hearing from PETA entities worldwide, Switzerland-based Barry Callebaut—“the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate & cocoa products”—adopted a compassionate new policy banning all experiments on animals unless they are explicitly required by law. Previously, the company had supplied ingredients for experiments that weren’t legally required, but it now joins dozens of other major food and beverage makers that no longer cut open, torment, or kill animals in such experiments following discussions with PETA.
“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE
— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind