Microbio Co. Bans Animal Tests for Health Foods

Following discussions with PETA and our partner organization in Taiwan, Kindness to Animals, Microbio Co. Ltd.—a maker of health-food products in Taiwan—has banned animal tests on products for which such tests are not explicitly required by law. The company had previously conducted or funded at least five animal experiments from 2005 to 2016 that involved mutilating and killing no fewer than 270 animals, purportedly to support health claims for marketing ginseng, turmeric, and other common products and ingredients to consumers.

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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