Yakult Honsha Ends Animal Experiments Following PETA Appeal

Just weeks after PETA urged food and beverage giant Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd., to stop force-feeding, poisoning, and killing rats, mice, and hamsters in order to make various questionable health claims about its products, the Tokyo-based company—along with its Korean subsidiary—pledged to end all such experiments on animals.

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind