PETA Persuades McCain Foods and Campbell Soup to Ban Animal Tests

After discussions with PETA, McCain Foods, the world’s largest manufacturer of frozen French fries and other potato items, agreed to end tests on animals used to make health claims about its products. Many years ago, the company conducted and funded cruel experiments that involved locking pigs in cages, feeding them potatoes, and analyzing their feces. Additionally, after talking with PETA, Campbell Soup Company, the world’s largest soup producer, established a progressive public policy banning animal testing—which it had not previously conducted or funded—used to make health claims about its foods. This policy will help influence its competitors to follow its example.

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