Hershey Bans Animal Tests After Talks With PETA

When chocolate giant The Hershey Company provided cocoa ingredients and data analysis for an experiment in which mice were killed, it violated its own policy—which had been put in place after earlier discussions with PETA—not to conduct or fund animal testing in order to make health claims about its products. After PETA contacted the company about this issue, Hershey stated that this experiment was an “anomaly” and, at our request, it published a new policy statement on its website: “The Hershey Company does not conduct, fund or contribute to 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