Victory! Sabra Hummus Parent Company Bans Animal Tests After Talks With PETA

Published by Zachary Toliver.

If a vegan food pyramid existed, hummus would probably have its own category. But until recently, even our favorite savory spread had ties to horrific animal abuse.

In a big win following talks with PETA, Strauss Group—the second-largest food and beverage company in Israel and the parent company of the top-selling hummus brand in the U.S., Sabra—has adopted a new public policy banning laboratory experiments on animals.


Sabra hummus lovers can rejoice, knowing that their purchases will no longer contribute to experiments in which gentle animals are starved, poisoned, and killed.

In previous deadly tests on animals conducted at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, an experimenter funded by Strauss Group fed mice a low-fat, high-fat, or ketogenic diet and then starved them for 12 hours before killing and dissecting them. Experimenters starved some animals for 20 hours every day for eight weeks.

In a letter to Strauss Group, PETA pointed out that since all the tests involved common food ingredients with no toxicity concerns, studies could have been safely conducted using human volunteers or other non-animal methods. Numerous such studies have already been published.

PETA is calling on food and beverage companies still clinging to cruel and archaic animal tests to follow Strauss Group’s example and leave these unsavory practices behind.

Strauss Group—which is partnering with an Israeli startup company to develop lab-grown, slaughter-free meat—joins a growing list of dozens of major food companies that have recently worked with PETA to end animal testing.

Prior to contacting the companies, PETA uncovered disturbing documents showing that thousands of animals had been cut open, starved, poisoned, abused, and killed during cruel laboratory experiments for decades—all so that companies could attempt to make marketing claims about products ranging from Ramen noodles to candy bars and from breakfast cereals to liquor.

Help PETA Prevent Other Animals From Being Harmed in Lethal Experiments

When it comes to feeling joy, cherishing life, and experiencing pain, other animals are just like us. So imagine the hellish reality that millions of them experience every day inside laboratories.

They’re mutilated, force-fed drugs, burned, drowned, and tormented in other awful ways before ultimately being killed. Please click on the link below and take a stand against animal testing today:

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“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