Sabra Hummus Parent Company Bans Animal Tests After Talks With PETA

Following talks with PETA, Strauss Group—the second-largest food and beverage company in Israel and the parent company of the top-selling hummus brand in the U.S., Sabra—adopted a progressive new policy banning laboratory experiments on animals. In previous deadly tests on animals conducted at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, an experimenter funded by Strauss Group fed mice a low-fat, high-fat, or ketogenic diet and then starved them for 12 hours before killing and dissecting them. Experimenters starved some animals for 20 hours every day for eight weeks.

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