Leading food giants carried out cruel experiments on dogs, mice, hamsters, rats and pigs
Cruelty Free International has today exposed cruel animal tests carried out by some of the world's leading food giants: Danone, Nestlé and Yakult.
The harmful and unnecessary experiments caused suffering to dogs, mice, hamsters, rats and pigs. They were presumably carried out so that the companies could market health claims about their products.
The experiments, which were all published in 2014 or 2015, involved animals being force fed to obesity, exposed to radiation and suffering surgery to insert tubes. The animals were often killed at the end of the experiment.
Cruelty Free International maintains that these sickening experiments were carried out so that the companies could make health claims about products, including reducing obesity in humans and our companion animals.
Dr Katy Taylor, Director of Science at Cruelty Free International said:
“The public will be shocked to learn that these well-known and familiar high street brands are involved in sickening experiments on animals. ‘Proving’ that these products help solve artificially induced health problems in animals does not mean that they will have the same effects in humans and could be misleading to consumers.
Furthermore, some of these tests were using products that are already on the market. We believe there to be no reason why human volunteers and consumers could not be involved in assessing the health effects of these products in real life situations.”