Mars Kills Animals


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).


RELATED LINKS:

- 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

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3 comments:

Alaskans Helping Animals said...

Thanks for this post! Everyone should know about this evil candy company! Comve visit me at: http://alaskanshelpinganimals.blogspot.com/

TJ said...

I have you linked to my animal welfare radio show page. Keep up the good work. Thanks for that report. Being a "chocloate addict" myself, I will certainly avoid all MARS related sweets.

Rachelle said...

I sent a letter to Mars and this was the reply I received several days later:
__________________________________
Hi

Thanks for your email.

Although most people know Mars, Incorporated as a candy and petfood
company, it is really much more than that.

We have our well-known businesses which produce some of the world's most
recognized brands, including, M&M'S®, MARS®, SNICKERS®, MILKY WAY®
snackfood products; PEDIGREE® food for dogs and WHISKAS® food for cats;
UNCLE BEN'S® food products; and drinks, under the FLAVIA® and KLIX® brands.

We also have some lesser-known businesses which research and develop
pharmaceutical and therapeutic products and ingredients and water
treatments. These are Symbioscience and Mars Fishcare.

Since these businesses are diverse, our policy covers two distinct areas.

Snackfood, Food, Petcare and Drinks

In the development of our snackfood and human food and drink products, as
well as our products for dogs, cats, birds and horses, we do not undertake,
support or sponsor research that harms animals.

In fact, over decades, Mars has established an unparalleled history in pet
care and in developing standards for animal wellbeing, environmental
enrichment, and nutritional requirements. We have pioneered the
investigations into the benefits of pets to the people who care for them.
This rich past is reflected in our pet care brands, our pet-loving
associates and in our premier pet care facility, the Waltham Centre for Pet
Nutrition. The Centre is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility
dedicated to the wellbeing of dogs and cats. Here, we use caring science
to understand our pets' unique environmental and nutritional needs so that
they can live long, happy, healthy lives. To read more about the Centre,
please visit our home site at www.waltham.com.
When necessary, we conduct human clinical studies to substantiate the
health benefits claimed on our snackfood, food and drink products.


Kind Regards
Megan
Mars Snackfood Customer Care Australia/NZ
___________________________________I want to respond in some way but how do I back up the facts of the video, these I assume were done undercover?

thanks