Do you think that depriving creatures of their lifes in order to put a candy on the market is a plausible excuse?
I don't think so.
But Mars, the owner of M&M's, Snickers, Twix, Dove, Skittles, Three Musketeers, Starburst etc says Yes.
Well... than i guess it's pretty much time that the facts concerning the way these products are made get a bit more accessible to the public.. at least as much as these candies are.
Millions of animals keep on losing their life in horrible and cruel ways in vivisection labs (---> animal tests) in the name of "science and medical research".
That's a huge unnecessary waste of lifes which doesn't even bring credible results for us humans to compare and use for our own life improvement.
Then there's an other huge amount of animals that get cut open, poisoned, electrocuted, deprived of food and drink, burned, physically and mentally tortured and so on just for testing out goods relative to household cleaning, personal hygiene, cosmetics.. etc.. basically things that we do use everyday... but that are not worthy of the misuse and killing of all these animals that have never agreed on having their lifes taken away for our consumerism frenzy.
And dying for a candy? No, sorry - that just goes in the "Not Acceptable" files on my desk.
Learn more at MarsCandyKills.com.
Here's a little pre-taste of these colourful deadly candies:
- 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 killed.
- 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 later on.
- 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 pressure.
And keep in mind - none of these tests are required by law (please check full source here).
- Mars Candy Kills
- PETA Files on Mars
- AV Links Archive - Vivisection
WHAT CAN YOU DO:
- Spread the Word!
- Tell Candymaker Mars Inc. to Drop Deadly Animal Tests!
- More Ways for You to Help
- Care2 Petition
Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) is Europe’s largest contract animal testing laboratory.
They have about 70,000 animals on site, including rabbits, cats, hamsters, dogs, guinea-pigs, birds and monkeys. These animals are destined to suffer and die in cruel, useless experiments.
HLS will test anything for anybody.
They carry out experiments which involve poisoning animals with household products, pesticides, drugs, herbicides, food colourings and additives, sweeteners and genetically modified organisms.
HLS have been infiltrated and exposed a number of times in recent years. Each time horrific evidence of animal abuse and staff incompetence has been uncovered, including workers punching beagle puppies in the face.
On the SHAC site you will find information on HLS, who they are, who their supporters are and most importantly how you can take action to have this disgrace of a company closed down.
Few highlights on HLS:
- Useless Experiments
- Scientific Facts
- Scientific FAQ
- HLS Customers
Under Cover Footage taken inside Huntingdon Life Sciences
HUNTINGDON LIFE SCIENCES: A to Z
- A is for.... AIR FRANCE.
They ship in animals to HLS. This company dominate the market in flying primates to labs in Europe, many die in transit from suffocation.
Air France HQ, 45, rue de Paris, 95 747 Roissy CDG Cedex, Tel: 01 41 56 78 00 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday), Fax : 01 41 56 70 29
Air France, 10 Warwick Street, Piccadilly Circus, London, W1 5RA, Tel: 0845 0845 111
USA, Tel: 1-800-237-2747
- B is for... BEAGLES.
Channel four filmed Huntingdon workers punching tiny beagle puppies in the face because they were crying with pain from having needles pushed in them. They were swung, shaken and punched whilst other workers stood around laughing.
Find out for yourself, view the footage here: http://www.shac.net/HLS/exposed/broughton.html
- C is for... CUSTOMERS.
Customers are the companies that pay HLS to carry out tests for them.
No customers = No HLS.
Find customers in your area and get out your placards and megaphones: http://www.shac.net/HLS/clients.html
- D is for... DAIICHI.
Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd have used HLS hundred of times to test their products.
EU HQ: Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH, Zielstattstrasse 48, 81379 Munich, Germany, Tel: +49 (0)89/78 08-0
- E is for... EXPOSED.
HLS have been exposed on eight separate occasions for animal cruelty. They have been exposed by undercover workers both in the UK and US as well the national media. One expose in 1997 led to Huntingdons License being suspended for animal cruelty.
You can see the evidence here: http://www.shac.net/HLS/exposed.html
- F is for... FRAUDULENT.
A senior scientist has recently filed a law suit against HLS after he was sacked without explanation after refusing to falsify data in laboratory experiments.
- G is for... GLAXOSMITHKLINE.
GSK are one of HLS's largest customers. They have great demo targets all over the world.
If you can't go on a demo you can write to their HQ and ask them to justify what they do:
GlaxoSmithKline, Glaxo Wellcome UK Ltd., Stockley Park West, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB11 1BT.
You can also ring them free from the U.K (infact GSK will have to pay for your call): 0800 221441
- H is for... HERBICIDAL MANIACS.
Despite claims by Huntingdon that they only carry out life saving research, they in-fact carry out tests for pointless products like Herbicides and Agro chemicals.
- I is for... INFO PACKS.
Want to find out more about the campaign? E-mail email@example.com and ask for a free info pack.
- J is for... JUNKIES.
Workers have been caught out taking drugs and then working with animals. Whilst at work, UK Animal techinician James Berry took speed, and then offered it around to other employees.
- K is for... KIDDY FIDDLERS.
Two executives of some of Huntingdon's largest customers have recently been exposed as peadophiles. Pfizer's executive Alan Hesketh faces trial after posing as a 28 year old woman and trading cruel images of children engaged in sex acts. He did this both from his home and work computer, as well as whist staying at a hotel during a UN conference.
Also the former VP of Chiron (Novarits) was recently caught in a police sting, after arranging to meet up to have sex with underage girls, luckily, however, the "girls" were actually police decoys.
- L is for... LIARS.
HLS tried to cover up SHAC's latest report. Two workers spoke out about the cruelty they witnessed in the beagle unit at Huntingdon Life Sciences. Brian Cass then wrote to all their customers to tell them SHAC made it up, and to ignore it! Silly Cass, obviously we got it all on tape!
Go here for the latest expose:
and here to see the letter full of lies that Brian Cass sent out: http://www.shac.net/ACTION/newsletters/HLS_letter.pdf
- M is for... Morale.
Leaked documents from HLS's Occold Lab reveal that morale is very low. One technician when interviewed about why he walked out of work in the middle of the day without informing anyone, stated that he "had reached the end of his tether." He said that other members of staff felt the same, and that he "was merely the first to crack."
- N is for... NYSE EURONEXT.
This is the most important target for the financial aspect to this campaign. Without them HLS can't trade their shares and they have no future whatsoever. Contact NYSE and ask them to stop dealing with HLS. Here are their offices:
AMSTERDAM, Beursplein,5, 1000 GD Amsterdam, Tel: +31 (0)20 550 44 44
BRUSSELS, Palais de la Bourse/Beurspaleis, Place de la Bourse/Beursplein, 1000 Brussels, Tel: +32 (0)2 509 12 11
LISBON, Av. da Liberdade, No 196, 1250-147 Lisbon, Tel: +351 (0)21 790 00 00
LONDON, Cannon Bridge House, 1 Cousin Lane, London EC4R 3XX, Tel: +44 (0)20 7623 0444
NYSE, 3 Old Burlington Street, W1S 3AE, Tel 0207 025 7882
NYSE, Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1HQ
PARIS, 39, rue Cambon, 75039 Paris Cedex 01, Tel: +33 (0)1 49 27 10 00
NEW YORK, Board of Directors, c/o The corporate Secretary, NYSE Euronext, 11 Wall Street, New York, NY10005
- O is for... ORANGE.
Agent Orange was tested at Huntingdon Life Sciences. The deadly chemical was used for deforestation during the Vietnam war and ended up giving soldiers cancer as well as causing birth defects for families in the local vicinity.
- P is for... PHENOMENEX.
This company supply vital laboratory equipment to HLS. Their managing director said that withouth them HLS would find it difficult to keep running.
PHENOMENEX, Melville House, Queens Avenue, Hurdsfield Industrial Estate, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2BN, Tel: 01625 501 367 Fax: 01625 501 796
- Q is for... QUARTER.
HLS's first quarter results are just out... but so are SHAC's and demo's are on the up.
- R is for... RACISTS.
A senior scientist at their US site has recently filed a lawsuit against HLS after being paid less than white people.
- S is for... SUPPLIERS.
A laboratory can't operate very well without equipment, without stationary, without computer software... Knocking out suppliers won't close HLS but will make life incredibly difficult, coupled with the lack of customers could prove to be devastating.
- T is for... TEVA.
This company have used HLS tonnes of times to test their products, they have sites all over the world, check it out: http://www.tevapharm.com/worldwide/
- U is for... UNSCIENTIFIC.
When asked if they agreed that animal experimentation can be misleading because of anatomical and physiological differences between animals and humans, 88% of doctors agreed.
- V is for... VICKY RUSH.
This Huntingdon worker broke the leg of a marmoset when restraining him with a gangcage. The animal was susequently "euthanased".
- W is for... WORLDWIDE.
SHAC global has taken HLS by storm. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get active in your country!
- X is for... XENOTRANSPLANTATION.
Huntingdon carried out sick xenotransplantation experiment for Novartis. This involved stitching pig hearts in to babboons. These primates were taken from the wild and shipped across the world for the sicko's to play around with. Some suffocated in transit, infact HLS predicted this would happen, which is why they ordered twice what they needed. The experiment was a failure and HLS broke the law over 520 times during this study.
Global HQ: Novartis International AG, PO Box, CH-4002 Basel, Switzerland, Tel +41 61 324 11 11
Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd, Frimley Business Park, Frimley/Camberley, Surrey, GU16 7SR, Tel: 01276 692255
- Y is for... YOU.
When will Huntingdon close?
Well that's down to you... the more action that happens, the quicker it will come.
- Z is for... ZYKLON B.
This was a cyanide-based insecticide used by Nazi's to gas jews to death during the holocaust, it was made by Bayer, one of Huntingdons customers.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
- What Can You Do to Help the Animals : Vivisection
- Video Material @ SHAC TV
- Hidden Crimes - photographic exhibition on vivisection
- SHAC @ Myspace
- AV Links Archive - Vivisection
- AV related articles