W.K. Kellogg Foundation Stops Funding Animal Experiments

Following talks with PETA, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has dramatically reversed its stance and confirmed that it no longer has plans to support or fund animal testing.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation—the country’s eighth-largest philanthropic foundation, which focuses on the advancement of children—was founded in 1930 and has more than $7.6 billion in assets. This sea change in the foundation’s funding priorities comes after a nearly 80-year history of paying for gruesome animal experiments that tormented and killed at least 8,000 animals, including those involving pumping dogs full of cocaine as well as experimenting on hamsters, guinea pigs, mice, mongooses, monkeys, rabbits, rats, and other animals.

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