Five Global Food and Beverage Companies Have Ended Their Tests on Animals

After discussions with PETA, global food and beverage giants Asahi Group Holdings (known for its Asahi Super Dry and Peroni beers), Sapporo Holdings (the oldest beer brand in Japan and maker of the best-selling Asian beer in the U.S.), Meiji Holdings (the world’s fourth-largest candy company), Ezaki Glico (a leading confectionary company), and Kewpie Corporation (Asia’s largest producer of mayonnaise and dressing products, including a vegan mayonnaise) have ended tests on animals to establish health claims about their products.

During deadly tests not required by law that were previously conducted or commissioned by these companies, experimenters starved and force-fed animals; injected them with chemicals, alcohol, and cancer cells; forced them to swim for hours; broke their necks; drained their blood; exposed, cut off, and electrocuted their nerves; severed their intestines; and gassed them.

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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