Raspberry Council Groups Stop Funding Cruel Experiments on Rats

December 21, 2016

Until recently, rats were being used in cruel experiments to test—of all things—raspberries. The National Processed Raspberry Council and the Washington Red Raspberry Commission had been funding misguided experiments that looked at the effects of raspberries on everything from diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease to balance and coordination. But following discussions with PETA, both groups have confirmed that they will no longer fund experiments on animals.

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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