After discussions with PETA and Taiwan-based Kindness to Animals, Lian Hwa Foods Corp.—a popular snack food company based in Taiwan and a major supplier of ready-to-eat foods to 7-Eleven stores there—banned animal tests not explicitly required by law. From 2013 to 2018, Lian Hwa conducted or funded at least five invasive and lethal laboratory experiments that involved no fewer than 178 animals in attempts to justify marketing claims about the supposed human health benefits of its products and ingredients, which include oats, probiotics, and mulberry leaves.
“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