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A Treat Worth Dying For???

Monday, October 20, 2008

I just found out that my favorite treats, that I actually crave all the time (M&Ms are my fave), are not worth dying for!

M&Ms along with many other candies like Skittles and Snickers to name a few, those manufactured by Mars Inc., are responsible for the deaths of numerous animals in unnecessary animal tests.

The experiments funded by Mars, including the following examples, are truly the stuff of Halloween nightmares:

Rats have been force-fed chocolate chemicals and had needles jabbed directly into their still beating hearts.

**Rabbits have been cut apart to determine the effects of cocoa on muscle tissue.

**Guinea pigs have had cocoa ingredients injected into arteries in their necks to measure the impact on their blood pressure.

And these are only a few of the tests that Mars has funded.

Perhaps most disturbingly of all, not one of Mars' experiments on animals is required by law.

So, no Mars candy for me! Fastest way for me to stay away from the dreaded Halloween candies! Maybe this will help you the next time you go to grab a Mars candy treat...think of the innocent lives that were tortured for that piece of chocolate.

Here is a list of Mars' products - buying them is your choice:

3 Musketeers
Aquarium Pharmaceuticals (recently renamed to Mars Fish Care)
Buckeye Nutrition
Cesar (Dog Food)
Dove Chocolate
Galaxy (Alternative for the Dove range used in the UK and Middle East)
Marathon (UK name for Snickers until it was renamed in 1990)
Mars Bar
Mars Delight
Mars Planets (newly introduced in the UK)
Medi-Cal (Prescription Pet Food)
Milky Way
Pill Pockets
Royal Canin (Pet Food)
Seeds of Change
Sheba (cat food)
Snickers Marathon Energy Bar
Wisdom Panel MX Mixed Breed DNA Test

Thanks for listening!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    IAMS and EUKANUBA are animal abusers/testers as well..irony ,huh? I especially detest the ones that are makers of pet foods!
    2316 days ago
    Whoa. Thanks for this information. I will try to stay away from those products, as there is no excuse for this kind of "testing". emoticon
    2722 days ago
    Great info` I am striving to be a conscious AND compassionate consumer and every new bit of info helps!
    2869 days ago
    I really appreciate the detailed list. If you are interested, I have other lists. (You probably do too.)
    I personally find Proctor & Gamble the hardest to stay away from. They make EVERYTHING. Grr.
    About an hour from here is a great store called the "WARM Store" it stands for "Woodstock Animal Rights Movement".. and while you will encounter horrid videos playing (you know the type) and will not be allowed in with leather shoes, it is a joy to shop in a store where you do NOT have to worry in the slightest. You do not have to look at labels or do research on companies, everything in there is totally "Cruelty free".

    Justice - Indeed... it is something to consider as well. Did you know that Cocoa Butter as well is something to be wary of? The injustices in the world may not be solved by one person making small choices. But education in what really happens before products get to our shelves is an eye-opener.
    We may not make all the difference we want to see in the world. But we can be responsible for OUR actions and OUR choices.

    Sorry for the novella... again.
    2893 days ago
    Shazammmm Royal Canin makes Sensible Choice! Sensible Choice was my dog food for my babies forever. Glad I quit feedin that. Thank you for the list... I generally make every effort to protect all creatures, and this will just be another stand in favor of good choices for me and my babies.

    2893 days ago
    Also, most chocolate comes from slave labor... so now we have two reasons to not eat chocolate!!
    2896 days ago
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