Kikkoman Pulls Animal-Testing Funding From UW-Madison

After hearing from PETA, Kikkoman—the world’s largest Japanese-style soy sauce manufacturing company and a sponsor of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Food Research Institute—told the institute to stop using its funding for tests on animals and instead to allocate the company’s donations to educational programs, special meetings, and administrative expenses only. Kikkoman, which has donated at least $1 million to the university, ended its own animal experiments in 2015 after talks with PETA.


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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind