Victory! Kikkoman Ends Animal Tests
The soy sauce company has changed its policy after reports of horrific animal tests sparked outrage around the world.
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: