Within a few days of each other, four major food and beverage companies agreed to end their cruel and pointless experiments on animals after conversations with PETA. Tokyo-based Toyo Suisan Kaisha, Ltd.—the corporate owner of Maruchan, the largest North American producer of instant ramen noodles—was the first to do so. It was followed by international food-processing company Satake Corporation; leading beverage company Suntory Holdings, Ltd.—whose brands include Jim Beam—and Nissin Foods Holdings Co., Ltd., which owns Top Ramen, the largest instant-ramen brand with vegetarian flavors in the U.S.
“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