Welch’s Drops Deadly Animal Tests

July 2006

After learning that Welch’s–a maker of grape juice–funded animal experiments that involved cutting open dogs’ chests, forcing monkeys to inhale noxious secondhand cigarette smoke, and injecting rats with toxic chemicals, PETA fired off a letter to company officials asking that they halt their funding of animal tests. On May 16, PETA received confirmation from the company that it will no longer fund or conduct any animal tests! With this announcement, Welch’s joins other compassionate juice companies, like Sunny D, Old Orchard, and SunSweet, that have signed PETA’s statement of assurance pledging not to fund or conduct any 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