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M&M, Mars, Snickers, Skittles+ CANDYmaker KILLS! Heartless Animal Experiments...
Not one of Mars' experiments on animals is required by law. Even
so, Mars has paid experimenters to kill untold numbers of animals
- Mars recently funded an experiment on rats at the
University of California, San Francisco, to determine
the effect of chocolate ingredients on the animals'
blood vessels, even though the experimenter admitted
that studies have already been done using humans.
Experimenters force-fed the rats by shoving plastic
tubes down their throats and then cut open the rats'
legs to expose an artery, which was clamped shut to
block blood flow. After the experiment, the animals were
- Mars funded a deadly experiment on mice that was
published in a 2007 issue of the Journal of
Neuroscience in which mice were fed flavanols
(phytochemicals that are found in chocolate) and forced
to swim in a pool of water mixed with white paint to
hide a submerged platform, which the mice had to find in
order to avoid drowning, only to be killed and dissected
- In one experiment supported by Mars and conducted by
the current Mars, Inc., endowed chair in developmental
nutrition at the University of California, Davis, rats
were fed cocoa and anesthesized with carbon dioxide so
that blood could be collected by a needle injected
directly into the heart—a procedure criticized by U.S.
Department of Agriculture researcher Dr. William T.
Golde, who notes: “This is not a simple method. …
Missing the heart or passing the needle completely
through the heart could lead to undetected internal
bleeding or other complications.”
- Mars supported a cruel experiment to learn how a
chocolate ingredient called PQQ affects metabolism by
cramming baby mice into 200-milliliter Plexiglas
metabolic chambers—around half the size of a 12-ounce
soda can—and then submerging the chamber for nearly five
hours in a chilled water bath, inducing labored
breathing in the distressed mice. Experimenters then
shoved tubes down the mice’s throats every day for 10
days to force-feed them the PQQ, after which they were
killed and cut up for analysis.
- Mars funded a test in which experimenters forced
rabbits to eat a high-cholesterol diet with varying
amounts of cocoa, then cut out and examined tissue from
the rabbits' primary blood vessel to the heart to
determine the effect of cocoa on rabbits’ muscle tissue.
- Mars supported a test in which experimenters attached
plastic tubes to arteries in guinea pigs' necks and
injected cocoa ingredients into their jugular veins to
examine the effect of cocoa ingredients on their blood
Tell Mars to Drop Deadly Animal Tests!
Got a sweet tooth? Think twice before picking up a Mars candy
bar! You should know that candymaker Mars, Inc.—creator of
M&M's, Snickers, Twix, Dove, Three Musketeers, Starburst,
Skittles, and other candies—funds deadly animal tests,
even though there are more reliable human studies and not one of
the tests is required by law.
Mars recently funded a deadly experiment on rats to determine the
effects of chocolate ingredients on their blood vessels.
Experimenters force-fed the rats by shoving plastic tubes down
their throats and then cut open the rats' legs to expose an
artery, which was clamped shut to block blood flow. After the
experiment, the animals were killed. Mars has also funded cruel
experiments in which mice were fed a candy ingredient and forced
to swim in a pool of a water mixed with white paint. The mice had
to find a hidden platform to avoid drowning, only to be killed and
dissected later on. In yet another experiment supported by Mars,
rats were fed cocoa and anesthetized with carbon dioxide so that
their blood could be collected by injecting a needle directly into
their hearts, which can lead to internal bleeding and other deadly
here to find out more about Mars' cruel experiments.
Mars' top competitor, Hershey's, has pledged not to fund or
conduct experiments on animals. Other major food
corporations—including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Ocean Spray, Welch's,
and POM Wonderful—have also publicly ended animal tests after
hearing from PETA.
Click here to read PETA's letters to Mars
CEO Paul Michaels.
Tell Mars to Drop Deadly Animal Tests!