Japan’s Largest Candymaker Ends Experiments on Animals

After discussions with PETA, Morinaga & Co.—Japan’s largest confectioner and maker of HI-CHEW candy, which is sold in the U.S.—ended all tests on animals to establish health claims about its products. During deadly experiments not required by law that were published by the company starting in 2016, nearly 100 mice and rats were force-fed, starved, irradiated, and injected with chemicals. Their necks were then broken, and they were 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