North America’s Largest ‘Ingredient Chocolate Supplier’ Bans Animal Tests

After PETA discovered that deadly animal experiments on at least 172 mice had used products provided by Blommer Chocolate Company— “the largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier in North America”—even though its parent company, Fuji Oil Holdings Inc., banned animal tests, we immediately called on the subsidiary to adhere to the policy. Following the talks, Blommer announced that it would “not fund, conduct, or commission animal testing” and would “place stipulations on product donations for experiments that product not be used in deadly animal testing.”

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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