After discussions with PETA, global meat manufacturer NH Foods and international sugar company Ensuiko Sugar Refining Co., Ltd., both agreed to stop conducting and funding animal experiments used to make dubious health claims about their products. Both companies had previously conducted experiments in which mice were fed ingredients, their was blood taken, and then they were killed and dissected. In addition to confirming this good news to PETA, Ensuiko Sugar posted the new policy on its website. NH Foods currently has an animal-testing contract through 2020, but it confirmed to PETA that once that contract ends, it will no longer conduct or fund experiments on animals unless required to do so by law.
“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