Sponsors Shun Charity Over Animal Crush, Electrocution Tests

Ball Corporation is no longer listed as a platinum partner of Wings for Life, a Red Bull–backed charity that supports horrific and scientifically bogus spinal cord injury experiments on animals. Ball’s decision to terminate its association with the charity comes after discussions with PETA that led the company to adopt a public policy that bans funding experiments on animals. PETA also urged the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior, a current Wings for Life partner, to follow Ball’s lead, and the agency responded that it has “taken note of the examples of animal testing” that PETA sent “and will reassess further funds of starting fees for next year’s Wings for Life Run.”

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