PETA Persuades Major Japanese Food Company to Ban Animal Tests

After discussions with PETA, Megmilk Snow Brand Co., Ltd., a major food company based in Japan, agreed to end animal tests used to make dubious health claims about its products. Previously, the company had funded and conducted cruel experiments on mice and rats, including one in which experimenters injected mice with a protein that causes arthritis, repeatedly force-fed or injected them with probiotics, took their blood, and then killed and dissected them.

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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