Victory! Kikkoman Ends Animal Tests

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The soy sauce company has changed its policy after reports of horrific animal tests sparked outrage around the world.

Animal testing victory

Animals dying for soy sauce? When reports emerged that well-known soy sauce brand Kikkoman had been attempting to back up health claims by conducting sick experiments in which animals were force-fed soy sauce, were blasted with radiation, had muscles removed or were decapitated, customers all over the world understandably reacted with horror.

Campaigns by PETA and our international affiliates flooded the company with more than 100,000 emails, as well as phone calls, tweets and comments on its Facebook pages.

And these compassionate messages got through to Kikkoman! This week, the company announced a new policy in a statement on its website:

Now, Kikkoman is committed to non-animal approaches to test the safety of our products when we use biological methods. Kikkoman is introducing and developing non-animal testing methods, and conducts no animal testing across any of its product lines.

This change in direction ends 15 years of cruel animal tests conducted by Kikkoman. Thank you to everyone who took part in the campaign and helped achieve this victory for animals!

Here are some more ways to speak out for animals used in experiments:


  • Ana Pina commented on November 18, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Yay!!! ✌✌

  • Anna Chow commented on November 19, 2015 at 3:15 am

    But kikkoman say in its web : “…..However, on rare occasions, we must do so ( conducts animal testing ?) to be accountable for public safety and to comply with the demands of government authorities in several countries……..”
    Are kikkoman really stop using animals testing ?

  • Ana Barros commented on November 19, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Up time this barbaric and UNECESSARY texting is over on inocente creatures.

  • Carol Anne Maroun commented on November 20, 2015 at 4:36 am

    Kikkoman, Congratulations for helping end Animal Cruelty. The World has now become a better and safer place for our beloved Animals because you took the time to Care. Thankyou from” DABS Domestic Animal Birth Society and Rescue NSW Australia.”

  • anita culling commented on November 22, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Thank you for all the companies and people who have listened to the world and stopped cruelty to animals and are changing things. for those who still abuse and cause animal suffering please make the changes and have a conscience and a heart.

  • Tony Day commented on November 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    No Kikkoman product has been purchased by my family and some of our friends since I read, and showed the horrific report by PeTAUK. I hope that in a few months time there will be a follow-up report from PeTAUK confirming Kikkoman has kept their promise. When I read that then Kikkoman products will be back on our shopping list.

  • Edward Battensby commented on November 22, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    I am very pleased to hear about the victory over Kikkoman, but my head is still whirling trying to fathom out how a soy sauce company needed to do horrific experiments on animals in the first place. What the heck has gone wrong with the world? Have they all home mad?

  • Lisa commented on November 23, 2015 at 1:06 am

    THANK-YOU Kikkoman!!!! You have made a VERY compassionate, merciful, thoughtful decision and have shown that you are a responsible company that listens!

  • Ruth commented on November 23, 2015 at 4:09 am

    How can we be sure these companies are telling the truth. How can we prove they aren’t testing on animals somehow? Sorry, I don’t trust these big companies.

  • Michelle commented on November 26, 2015 at 8:17 am

    I dont agree with any animals being hurt or killed and for just to make soya sauce well then we dont have soya sauce no one would die without it so leave the animals alone !!!!!!

  • Roxanne Field commented on December 6, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Hopefully, this company will be honest and have some integrity. Only sick, repulsive, disgusting, twisted, barbaric, vile, perverted cowards torture innocent, defenseless animals!! They will get their pay back!!
    Someone will rip them to pieces!!

  • Manel Dias commented on January 7, 2016 at 3:42 am

    Why this Testing on Animals has to be continued until now? We now live in this modern era & have got so many modern methods to check on anything & everything with modern technology. Rather than allowing these such innocent animals to undergo TOTALLY UNNECESSARY & USELESS Animal experiments while subjecting them to MAXIMUM PAINS & SUFFERINGS. Those Brainless, Stone-age barbaric practices Must be STOPPED immediately. Those sadistic, malevolent People who earn money & profit making the Vulnerable, innocent animals lives miserable and painful, should, in return Must Suffer the same. KEEP IN MIND THESE DEFENSELESS ANIMALS LIVES ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN those unworthy smelly Sauce.

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