Following discussions with PETA, Grape King Bio—Taiwan’s largest biotech fermentation health-food company, known there for its popular energy drink—has banned animal tests not explicitly required by law. It previously conducted or funded at least 10 animal experiments from 2002 to 2020 that involved mutilating and killing no less than 1,333 animals, purportedly to support health claims for marketing probiotics, reishi mushrooms, goji berries, and other products and ingredients to consumers.
“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