Leading Soft-Drink Manufacturer in Taiwan Bans Animal Testing

Following discussions with PETA, Swire Coca-Cola Taiwan—one of Taiwan’s leading soft-drink manufacturers and the Taiwanese bottling partner of The Coca-Cola Company—banned animal tests not required by law. The company previously conducted or funded experiments on hamsters—purportedly to make human health claims about its green tea products—in which the animals were starved, killed, and dissected.

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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