Leading Yogurt Drink Maker in Taiwan Bans Animal Testing

Following pressure from PETA, including e-mails from nearly 60,000 of our supporters, Yakult Co., Ltd.—known for its probiotic drinks in Taiwan—banned animal tests not required by law after being formally included in its parent company’s (Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd.) newly updated policy banning such tests. Yakult Co. previously conducted or funded experiments in which nearly 250 rats and mice were mutilated and killed, purportedly to support human health claims for marketing yogurt drinks and other products and ingredients to consumers.


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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