Mars: Killing Animals For Candy - Seriously.

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Posted September 25, 2007 by peta2 staff

I think you know by now that we try to bring really eye-opening information to the public because industries which exploit animals want people to remain ignorant. We have found that when people learn the truth, they’re horrified by cruelty to animals and want to help stop it!

So with that said, we recently uncovered evidence that chocolate-maker Mars Inc.— creator of M&M’s, Snickers, and other candies—continues to fund deadly animal tests!

Mars has funded cruel experiments in which mice were fed a candy ingredient and forced to swim in a pool of paint. The mice had to find a platform to try to avoid drowning, only to be later killed and dissected. In another gruesome experiment supported by Mars, rats were fed cocoa and then sedated with carbon dioxide so that blood could be collected through a needle that punctured their hearts!

How messed up is that? And you want proof? Just check out these studies:

*Elizabeth Paisley et al., “Temporal-Regulation of Serum Lipids and Stearoyl CoA Desaturase and Lipoprotein Lipase mRNA in BALB/cHnn Mice,” Journal of Nutrition(1996) 126.11: 2730-2737.*Timothy Orozco et al., “Chronic consumption of a flavanol- and procyanindin-rich diet is associated with reduced levels of 8-hydroxy-2′-deoxyguanosine in rat testes,” Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry(2003) 14: 104-10.

*Francene Steinberg et al., “Pyrroloquinoline Quinone Improves Growth and Reproductive Performance in Mice Fed Chemically Defined Diets,” Experimental Biology and Medicine(2003) 228: 160-66.

*Henriette van Praag I et al., “Plant-derived flavanol (-)epicatechin enhances angiogenesis and retention of spatial memory in mice.” Journal of Neuroscience (2007) 27: 5869-5878.

I will be the first to admit that testing on animals for candy is one of the most moronic things imaginable. But then again, consider that beverage companies including Coca-Cola and PepsiCowere sponsoring animal tests not too long ago (that is before we all pressured them to stop this insanity).

Mars’ top competitor, Hershey’s, has pledged to PETA that it will not fund or conduct experiments on animals, yet Mars has not adopted this same, humane stance despite our polite letters which you can read here. Please send a letter to urge Mars to follow Hershey’s lead and immediately end all support for animal tests!

-Pulin

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  • 1230 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Don’t support MARS or buy any of the products listed below.
    Print and carry this list in your wallet if necessary.
    Don’t go to Banfield the Pet Hospital (located in Petsmart) for your pet’s treatment.
    Watch the petfoods that you buy. The stuff Mars puts on the shelves is crap anyhow, it won’t be hard not to buy it.
    See list below:

    Many of Mars’s products are famous-name brands, including:
    ADVANCE (dog and cat food, only in Australia and New Zealand)
    3 Musketeers
    Altoids
    Aquarium Pharmaceuticals (Mars Fishcare)
    Balisto
    Banfield, The Pet Hospital (manage by MMI company)
    Bounty
    Buckeye Nutrition
    Celebrations
    Cesar (dog food)
    Chappi (dog food)
    Cirku
    CocoaVia
    Combos
    Dolmio (pasta sauces)
    Dove
    Ebly
    Exelpet (Mars Petcare)
    flavia
    Fling
    Flyte
    Galaxy (alternative for the Dove range used in the UK, Ireland, and the Middle East)
    Greenies (a bone to improve dogs’ breath)
    Kudos
    Lockets (now manufactured by the Mars subsidiary The Wrigley Company)
    M&M’s
    Maltesers
    Marathon (UK name for Snickers until it was renamed in 1990)
    Mars bar
    Mars Delight
    Mars Planets
    Masterfoods
    M-Azing
    Medi-Cal (Prescription Pet Food, Belong to Royal Canin Co.)
    Milky Way
    Minstrels
    Munch Nut Bar
    My Dog (Dog Food)
    Nutro (2007 merged)
    Pedigree (Pet Food)
    Pill Pockets
    Promite
    Revels
    Royal Canin (Pet Food)
    Schmackos
    Seeds of Change
    Seramis
    Sheba (cat food)
    Skittles (now manufactured by the Mars subsidiary The Wrigley Company)
    Snickers Marathon Energy Bar
    Snickers
    Spillers
    Starburst (now manufactured by the Mars subsidiary The Wrigley Company)
    Summit Candy Bar
    Teasers
    Techni-Cal (Pet food, Belong to Royal Canin Co.)
    Topic
    Tracker
    Treets
    Tunes (now manufactured by the Mars subsidiary The Wrigley Company)
    Twix
    Whiskas (cat food)
    Winergy
    Wisdom Panel MX Mixed Breed DNA Test (Manage by Mars Veterinary Department)
    Galaxy counters (was incorporated into the Revels brand)
    Other confections, no longer produced, include:
    Bisc &
    Cookies &
    Pacers
    PB Max
    Royals
    Spangles
    [edit]

  • 1317 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am not a vegitarian… I am not a vegan, but even this is far too much for me to bare. I have seen what they do to those animals and I nearly broke down, which has made me wake up… From now on, I wont use animal testing products.

  • Ann

    1392 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I have recently become veggie having watched the glass walls video. Now this with Mars. How come I didnt know before? Its about time these bastards were exposed for what they are. I am steadily losing all respect for the human race. We do it to them just because we can. I for one will spend my life fighting this type of stuff.

  • 1526 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I cant belive this! what does rats swiming in paint have to do with candy??? I cant belive I ate snickers!
    -_- switching to hersheys!

  • 1534 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That’s unbelievable. I love rats…they’re my favorite of all the pets I’ve had.

    Glad to see my hypoglycemia is doing some good, since it’s keeping me from eating candy made by people who do these kinds of things.

  • 1755 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I hate Mars! They are really distgusting.
    After seeing all this stuff about 2 years ago, I was traumatised… I will NEVER eat Mar’s chocolate ever again.
    These companys do similar acts of cruelty as well:
    Starburst.
    Garnier.
    Nestle (they use palm oil)
    Red rock deli (PaLm oil)
    Smiths chips (Palm oil)
    Pantene
    And hundreds of other companys.
    STOP BUYING THESE PRODUCTS!
    Palm Oil is a massive issue as well, I think these animal cruelty laws really need to be updated so these sick barstards can’t get through the holes.

    Just stop buying, if consumer’s don’t buy it, then they’ll stop. It’s as simple as that.

    Thx.
    GiGi. xoxoxo

  • 1910 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Mars is so crazy to do something like this. This issue was publicized in 2007. Is there a way to find out if Mars stopped funding for animal testing by now?

  • Pat

    1921 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Pathetic.. This is why I hate people.

  • 1935 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    animal testing sucks its bad

  • 2006 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    PAINT! ARE U FREAKING KIDDING ME! WHY WOULD THEY PUT THOSE POOR MICE IN PAINT! IT’S SO IDIOTIC! IF ANIMALS TO THE GOVERNMENT WERE CONSIDERED HUMAN RIGHTS THIS WOULD BE BREAKING A LAW OF CRUEL, UNNATURAL, AND UNUSAUL PUNISHMENT!

  • 2135 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’m a vegetarian and I find animal testing so terrible that words can’t explain how stupid I think these people are. For one thing, I have pet rats, and how could anyone do such a thing to them? It’s sick!!!!!! And why does it matter anyways? Killing them won’t help their business a bit! I’m so angry right now…. I’m gonna to whatever it takes to stop people from eating mars candy…..

  • 2186 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Mars sucks for doing this! I could kick myself because I use to like Skittles, but now I will never eat anything from Mars ever again. also, I am a vegetarian and everyone should be, but then noone would be, meat just wouldn’t be considered food. WHAT DID THE CRITTERS DO TO YOU?!?!

  • 2189 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Mannn,
    Mars sucks For doing that.
    I was doing a research report on companys.
    and This is Lame.

  • 2198 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am doing a report on this company for a MBA class. This is not going to be a glowing report, I didn’t realize what they were doing. This is what we call a “Threat” on a SWOT analysis. I will inform my listener’s that maybe a boycott of their product will be in order, until they publicly announce an end to unethical R & D practices. I don’t see any legitimate reasons for animal testing, especially were candy production is concerned. The company may feel they don’t have to answere to anyone since they are privately owned, but they have miss judged their consumer’s wants.

  • 2227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i can’t wait for them to go out of business because so many people are refusing to buy their products because they test on animals!

  • 2232 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    gawd… i used to love snickers, m&m’s, and all that other stuff, now i hate it!!
    NO MORE OF THAT CRAP FOR ME!!

  • 2237 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Boycotting Mars! I’m one less customer.

  • 2238 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    wowzie…..i agree people shuld neva waste a precious life 4 a few happy seconds of plesure it is so cruel and wrong man snickers was my thing now its not…..
    SAVE OUR ANIMALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    p.s. rememba God created everthing
    God is love love is God peace :)

  • 2241 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this is gay!!! why sould you eat a candy bar that needs to be tested anyways. if there are risks from the get go then maybe its not a good idea to make the product in the first place!!! animals dont deserve this!!!

  • 2250 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    when i heard about this was out raged i never eating any mars candy ever

  • 2269 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    my mum siad she will never eat mars bars and m an ms again and she loves her m an ms and i would like to help

  • 2348 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    thats aweful we should go there and protest stuff like this Now before more animals are hurt!!!

  • 2353 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I HATE MARS!!!! I am trying to start a campaigne(i hope i spelled that right) to go against animal testing. i am making fliers and everything. i just moved to a new town and i don’t care what their first impressions are. I will stand up for what i believe in. If you’re against animal testing then e-mail me at lizziepiehler@yahoo.com and write STOP THE MASSACRE OF DEFENSELESS ANIMALS. IF IT WAS’NT RIGHT WHEN PEOPLE WERE THE VICTIMS, WHY IS IT OK NOWl. put your name and we can start a petition.

  • 2362 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Talk about irony, I was just reading that Mars Inc. owns Nutro Products Inc, the maker of pet foods.
    http://www.nutroproducts.com/press5-1-07mars.shtml

  • 2370 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Rats and humans react differently to different things, for Serious when will there be a situation where a human who was eating MARS candy going to go swimming in a pool of paint! It is terrifyingly horrible to think about swimming in a pool of paint. after eating.

  • 2394 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’m going to write a story now about little mice and I’m going to get it published and show everyone what Mars are!!! NO ONE BUY THEIR PRODUCTS!!! Oh and Starburst also fund animal testing

  • 2397 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    They only test on animals cause it cost a lot less than it would to test on humans cause they would have to pay them and also risk getting sewed. But with animals they are helpless and dont have a choice. Isnt america about freedom and choice? I think that has to do with animals too.
    Im boycotting mars and i got my mother and friends to boycott as well.

  • 2407 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    im boycotting mars for sure.

  • 2408 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    mars candy company this all i have to say to you .is that when i get older i will dedicate my life to stopping your company and any others who are doing this don’t think i am lying i will not forget those animals who are alone in the darkness crying for help i will not ignore them you shouldn”t either.

  • 2409 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Mars company are a load of disgusting mad scientist types who are getting their kicks by sadistic experiments on animals. these experiments, not only uneccessary, are indicative of the holocaust of suffering inflicted upon animals in laboratories all in the name of a sweetie for the kiddies. i for one have stopped my kids eating ANY product made by Mars and am actively seeking to encourage other families in my neighbourhood to do the same. just because i live in England does not mean i am impartial to American ‘problems’ like this candy issue – after all, Mars is a world-wide market. SHAME ON YOU MARS! stop now!

  • 2410 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Well, this is extremely disgusting. But, in the videos, it only shows, what animal testing is, in general. its not showing what Mars Company is doing. its only saying. where’s the proof? i definately can believe that. but who’s to say what other companies come up with to run the other out of business? proof please?

  • Mia

    2418 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    THATS SO SAD I CRIED WHEN I WACHED THAT VIDEO ON THER WEBSITE.
    EVERYONE PLZ LISTEN TO ME GO TO THERE WEB SITE AT http://WWW.MARSCANDYKILLS.COM IT WILL EXPLAIN WVERY THING YOU NEED TO KNOW
    JOIN PETA if your 18 and older that is

  • Sam

    2419 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i’ve told my whole family this news and they just made fun of me and doubted me. but i still hold to it and try to make them stop. would people test like this on humans? no, so they shouldn’t test on animals either, its just the same

  • 2419 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i haven’t eaten any mars candy since i heard this news more than a year ago. those tests don’t even even make any sense, so why do they do them? the most ridiculous thing ive ever heard

  • 2427 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    C’mon you people!
    Testing on animals for medicine is crazy enough but for candy? That is insane! What do rats have to do with humans?

  • 2430 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    mars is sick yo

  • 2431 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i love candy but am outraged by what these companies are doing to animals!! is this all really nessasary?? animals have feelings. Animals feel pain. We must stop this cruel method of testing on animals! I have stopped eating mars bars and am trying to get my friends to stop as well. As a veggie and for an animal rights i have stopped using many itemes and boycott and many stores, but to test candy on animals is horrific! please stop buying mars bars and boycott mars bars.

  • 2435 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    im not a veggie but im careful only to eat “humanely” kept animals …
    i never plan to eat mars again and havent 4 about 6 mnths but just to clear some stuff off the monkey isnt put in the tube by mars thats footage frm a smoking company…smoke is pumped into the tube its awful aswell…the mouse in the paint is mars though as it starts off by pumping some of the ingredients they want to use in there bars in to the rats blood system (the needle often causes the heart to rupture and then the mouse is made to swim through paint to exhaust it and get the blood through its system as the heart beats faster and then they remove the rat from the paint and slit gashes into its legs..no anisthetic is used so as not to pollute the blood sream with any different chemicals.they then test the blood
    this been accepted by society?
    none of my friends are willing to give up there fav sweets except one!!!
    i stopped talking with them 4 a while but there opinion is there own and its not up to me to change them its up to them now that they have the info
    i hope they come round.. i have also quit using :loreal
    olay
    you know what i have no time to list them sorry just try youtube or somrthing just live cruelty free

  • 2441 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this is crazy

  • 2445 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    How could they be so heartless? i mean Im sure some of the workers have animals too if they want to watch something suffer feed the crappy candy to themselves. its not worth it to eat some gross candy that rotts your teeth knowing som innocent animal is out there suffering.
    *rage*

  • 2451 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    seriously huh??
    what the heck does dunking a mouse in paint have to do with candy!!
    geez ppl can do some pretty stupid things.
    is it so hard for companies like Mars to stop Animal testing??
    HERSHEYS ALL THE WAY XDXD

  • 2454 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Why would Mars be so STUPID about this if it isn’t even necessary to be testing on these inocent animals.They should stop imidiatly or they’ll lose all of their customers. I’LL NEVER EAT MARS CANDY AGAIN UNTIL THEY STOP ANIMAL TESTING.

  • 2480 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this is crazy!!!!!!!!!!!! we are all here to live.I mean u need food to eat but chickens are for eating not mice,dogs,cats,monkeys,etc. its disgusting knowing were eating this crap!

  • 2484 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    We need to stop this.What happened?Did we just fall apart?
    *animal testing
    *wars
    *murder
    *suiside
    how did it all come down to this.
    We can help whats goin on,
    but do we choose to?
    i do
    STOP ANIMAL TESTING!!!
    We were all sent to the world to live not to kill….?
    ~love~
    Amber & Tessa

  • 2486 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    MARS CANDY KILLS STOP BUYING

  • 2486 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    how can someone not have a heart to do such a thing to the animals if mars inc sales the candy shouldnt they test it on themselves sure animals cant fight back and cant tell you when it hurts but they still hurt they are no diffferent from us humans .but why with animals mess with the ones who make the candy NEVER MESS WITH ANIMALS THEY HAVE FEELINGS TOO! AND I THINK THIS WAY AND I AM ONLY 14 AND I HAVE A HEART HOW CAN YOU NOT THINK FOR THE ANIMALS FIRST AND MONEY LAST IF YOU KEEP ON DOING THIS YOUR GRAND KIDS WONT BE ABLE TO SEE ANY LIVING THING BECAUSE OF MARS COMPANY TAKE ACTION TO MAKE A CHANGE!

  • 2494 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am amazed that such a stupid thing like a candy bar needs to be tested on animals. How would you like it if your eyes were taped open and had laundry detergent splased in them? do people tie you down and test chocolate on you…NO!… people and animals are DIFFERENT! they react differently. for goodness sake its candy no one needs candy!

  • 2514 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Instead of testing animals that only ask for our love and nurturing, why not use prisoners that are on death row, those are the ones that deserve the torture because those prisoners do not have any regard for humanity.

  • 2517 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    “HERSHEY’S ALL THE WAY!!!!!
    How could they do that?? It’s horrible to hear what kind of terrible things people would do to animals, just for some candy.
    I tried telling my friends, they just laughed and bought Mars bars and rubbed it in my face, haveing everyone against you is horrible.
    Only 4 of my friends were with me, but everyone else made fun of us…
    I’m still against it, but how do i get my friends to stand up with me?”
    I really understand you!!!
    that has happened to me…it still happening, actually.
    Some of my friends think its horrible..but they still eat mars bars and skittles, etc!!!
    I really can’t understand…=(
    They are mindless!

  • 2530 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Hey. I’m not a veggie but I hate testing on animals.. I’ve heard they make the animals swim threw paint :(

  • 2546 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I have just read this and it is sooooo terrible! And Mars incorparation doesn’t only make candy! They also make Whiskas, Pedigree and Chappy. These are pet foods that we may or may not be feeding to our pets. We could be feeding them things that could be terrible for them! I hope you take this into consideration.

  • 2549 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    OMG!!!!!! i love you all, animals!!!!!!! how INSANE and CRUEL can these people get???? If you are one of those people who stick tubes and shove needles into animals-SHAME ON YOU! Can you imagine going through what they do? I can’t believe how nasty our world has become! it makes me sad and sick.

  • 2574 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Yes, this is cruel! But so are the ingredients in this candy! So many of you leaving comments are lamenting the fact that you can’t eat skittles or starburst. Did you know that they both use gelatin? Did you know that gelatin is made from the ground up bones of animals? What about the milk they use in the chocolate of their candy bars? It comes from cows who are abused and hooked up to machines for their whole lives just so we can drink something that isn’t even good for us (animal protein leaches calcium from your bones, it doesn’t make your bones strong like the milk industry wants us to believe). Do some research… go vegan!

  • 2585 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this iz soooooooo sad it makes me wanna cry so im goN to start layN off the meat a little and hopfully become full vegetarian by the end of 2009 soooooo i will start helpin support these causes b cauz this needz to b stopd n it will we all have to help though

  • 2588 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this is horrible…
    as soon as i found out about these murderous candy companies i havnt eaten any candy since then. infact now i dont eat any packaged things, i only eat the unprosessed stuff because you never know now. i dont even use any makeup anymore because i dont trust the bulk of the cruel bastards. its horrible. screw animal testing. someone suggested to get some people who get deathrow sentences and life sentences into proson and quite frankly i agree with them. even i would be a volunteer to be tested on instead of an innocent animal. i saw a video and a poor dog was drugged. it really made me want to cry. this is why im a vegetarian now and i will stay vegetarian (im even considering going vegan).

  • 2592 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    y don’t they just test on themselves ans c how it feels!!! >:P

  • 2593 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    omg i love m&m’s but this is insane…keep eatin! eh eh

  • 2601 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Does anyone have some proof that they are still testing and/or have not stopped their support of testing on animals? I’m trying to gather some data for research on this subject (MARS’ animal testing practices as of today) and need some input! Shoot me an email with links to articles, please! Thanks, Julie

  • 2607 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am so outraged by MARS! Especially because they have lied to the public about their animal testing, or at least they didn’t tell the whole truth.
    I’ve done some research and apparently flavanols from cocoa have health benefits so MARS has been testing on animals to substanciate their “healthy chocolate” claim. And I think they are by law required to do testing on this since it’s linked to pharmacutical benefits or something like that.
    In any case, there is absolutely no need to get blood pressure or heart rates from these poor animals by drowning them and cutting open their legs!!! Hell, I’ll go eat some chocolate and run around and have them take my blood pressure if they want!!
    And for those of you in the area who would be interested I AM PLANNING A DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE MARS COMPANY!!! It will be April 26, so if anyone is interested hit up this discussion board and let me know!!! I’ll check back with more details!

  • 2609 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    HERSHEY’S ALL THE WAY!!!!!
    How could they do that?? It’s horrible to hear what kind of terrible things people would do to animals, just for some candy.
    I tried telling my friends, they just laughed and bought Mars bars and rubbed it in my face, haveing everyone against you is horrible.
    Only 4 of my friends were with me, but everyone else made fun of us…
    I’m still against it, but how do i get my friends to stand up with me?

  • 2610 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    COOL!

  • 2611 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Even The Thourght Of Animal Testing Make My Feel Sick!!!
    Its Horrid And Crul
    Animals Have Right Too!!
    And People Should Repect That, You Wouldnt Take The Life Of The Ones You Love Like Your Own Family Or Child So Dnt Take The Life Of An Animal That Cant Fight For Its Life!!
    STOP ANIMAL TESTING!!!

  • 2613 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’m glad I’ve been awear of this bull shi* so early in my life. I’ll be sure to make Mars pay for what they have done to all these poor helpless animals. I’ll be sure to do everything in my power to stop this, and hope you do to. All the mice and rats and every other animal they hurt to make it ‘seem’ as if there doing anything in thier stupid factory!!! I’ve started a petition thats going around my school and I hope it will go around the country as well. I’m pressing you to start your own and send it it!!!
    God help all the animals in the world may they find a way out of the torture they are put though everyday. Amen
    ♥Cassie

  • val

    2619 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    awh man!!
    i used to live by skittles!!
    how could anybody be so cruel??
    and what do we get out of animal testing?
    -it hurts-

  • 2620 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i hate people! dosent any one care. this world has gone nuts. i hate this candy componie!!!why do people have to test stuff on animals when PEOPLE are the ones useing it???!!!!???!?!?!?!?!?
    ahhhhh confuseing!!!!!

  • 2621 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    well I think this is senseless:( …these people are very stupid…I have already told almost all my friends and family about mars candy and since i heard this i have not puchased a mars candy…and I will not purchase one until they stop animal testing. STOP ANIMAL TESTING!!!! SAVE AN ANIMAL FOR THE FUTURE!!!!

  • 2623 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Im not even In grade 7 yet and im already a vegetarian!! People ask me is it because you dont like meat..i say NO its because i dont like to see animals be violated or aboused!! My mom tells me to eat fish but i refuse and tell her.. thats like.. if i ever had to eat a person( for something i dont know why) then thats like saying you would eat the crippled person or the little person because there short or yousless…. Just because there short or crippled dose not mean they dont deserve to live..we all have a perpose in life…FIGHT THE POWER, STOP ANIMAL TESTING!!
    PS. I even joined GreenPeace!!

  • 2627 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    STOP THIS IT IS POINTLESS YOU WILL BE BROKE IN A FEW YEARS WHEN EVERYONE HEARS ABOUT THIS, THEN YOUR BUISNESS OF CANDY WILL BE OVER!

  • Ben

    2629 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I h8 u people, I’ve gotten over 100 sigantures to ban the mars candy bars products from my school, I advise you all to do the same for your schools, think of the animals. This is a serious problem, I will do every thing I can to get this in the news, Rob quirk (anchorman for news) is my neighbor, I will not hesitate to ask him about it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 2635 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    PETA is giving out fliers to put around your community to stop the Mars’ companies testing on animals. Check it out

  • 2636 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    omg . dosent mars make starburts? err thats like ny fav candy, but ill give it up for lifes of animals omg . dosent mars make starburts? err thats like ny fav candy, but ill give it up for lifes of animals <333 http://www.myspace.com/idkmybffkiddo

  • 2638 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Seriously, why the hell do people even bother to test ANYTHING on animals. if they want it so bad why dont they just test it on themselves.
    I dont hate candy, i just hate how its……
    tested.
    outrage.
    all the people who actually KNOW about this, and think its wrong, should try to work together somehow and show america that this has to stop. TEST IT ON ROCKS OR SOMETHING BUT NOT LIVING ANIMALS YOU FRIGGEN NARGARTS

  • 2643 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I knoe about this…
    i have told everyone i knoe…
    i think i even wrote my persuasive essay about this.
    Its so sad, I was crying when I saw the video.

  • 2647 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    my friend and i are never going to eat mars candy again. peace love and happyness :)

  • 2659 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    mars is so stupid why would they do that?

  • 2660 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is insanity! That’s totally flicktarded that people torture animals just for a few seconds of pleasure with a candy bar. Nobody thinks that animals feel pain, fear, or happiness. They all think they’re just robots here for them to slaughter and gobble up. :(
    My friend who also happens to be veggie swore off eating Mars products forever today. :]

  • 2663 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this is utterly revolting,i don’t understand why making mice swim in paint and find a little platform will at all make chocolate taste better?
    i’ve never realised how stupid these scientists could be.
    it’s completely disgraceful.
    why kill animals,there are alternative tests they could do on marrow and skin cells,so why not?
    it’s all artificial and nobody gets hurt!!
    i’m so confused,i also don’t understand what shoving a helpless monkey into a tiny tube has to do with chocolate.
    really,why not be compassionate about animals,they are just like you.
    they’re beautiful little creatures,why kill them.
    they feel pain,love,hurt,fear anger..etc.
    as people do.
    how would you like it if yo were forced to endure a life of pain and misery,just for one measley chocolate bar?
    message me,if you want to talk. x

  • 2676 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Oh my gosh, Mars candy is revolting. I didn’t know people could be so cold and heartless. I used to love your products that is before i realized what you guys stand for.
    Animals feel pain just as much as we do. They bleed just like we do. They scream just like we do. Leave these poor animals alone!

  • 2677 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i think your animal testing is crule and grusome my friend and i can stop you a nd we will3 ETX

  • 2678 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    ew.
    Thats so wrong.
    I’m never eating any mars candy,
    EVER again.
    I can’t believe people are that cruel.

  • 2679 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this is rediculous.!
    i heard about this from my science teacher and everyone agreed that this is WRONG and POINTLESS.
    animals FEEL just like people do.
    its true that we need to test for things like medicine sometimes.
    but makeup and hairspray arent worth killing anything over.
    im doing a research project about this now because it made me so mad.
    there is no need for monkeys to be shoved into tubes and for mice to swim in paint and find a platform to survive for any reason.. ESP> CANNNDY!
    go to myspace and search the videos – mars animal testing …i saw a video that made me SICK to say we live with people that cruel.

  • 2699 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    llamas are cool man!
    save the llamas!!
    and the mices too!!

  • 2702 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    What the heck this is quite ridilous. I will NEVER EAT M&MS ever again Who would ever test on a ANIMAL? I am so mad i cant think straight
    ATTENTION:To all help me help the rats and ext. To not support any m&ms or mars (not buying their candy)HELP STOP THIS MADDNESS!!!!!!!!!
    Thats all I have to say …. For now

  • 2707 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this is Fucking bullshit. those mother fuckers. what the hell is wrong with them

  • 2720 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is yet another example of stupid, sadistic, bored “scientists”, who have no intelligence, no compassion, and nothing better to do with their time or their lives than carry out sadistic, pointless experiments on beautiful animals.
    Much less the fact that any results that are gained will have no relevance to humans. Spiritually, animals are the same as humans – they feel pain, happiness, sadness, fear, etc.
    Anatomically/biologically animals are completely different. Their bodies work in different ways than humans’. Any results from vivisection will never be reliable.
    Are years of animal experiments, are “scientists” really too stupid as to have not worked that out yet??
    A government policy on animal testing states, along the lines, that animal experiments must only be conducted in cases than are relevant to human safety/existence. OK … But … in what way is chocolate vital to human existence? And what results exactly do these companies hope to find from these “experiments”?
    The same goes for cosmetics testing … in what way is makeup vital for human existence.
    Its all very well having these things – confectionary, makeup, medications, etc – and it’s all very well wanting to do things –
    BUT LEAVE ANIMALS OUT OF IT

  • 2721 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am outraged by mars’s stupidity,i mean why? What are they getting out of killing poor defenceless animals,Im afraid i will never be able to look at a mars bar the same way again…..poor little animals :(

  • 2726 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Why would you test on animals for candy it’s just like making homemade candy and you don’t need to test that on animals. I think they are just doing that to kill the poor animals evn when they don’t deserve it!

  • 2726 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this is some BULLLSHEEET. I’m not eating that crap again if they do this bullshit. candy is lame anyways, rotts teeth. screw mars and screw their crappy testing methods. poor mice. ;[

  • 2728 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i never have eaten mars and now never will!!!!
    *rage*
    save the animals don’t eat them!!!!
    >.i never have eaten mars and now never will!!!!
    *rage*
    save the animals don’t eat them!!!!
    >.<

  • 2749 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    people, no matter who it is or what its for, should not test stuff on animal. i mean i would kill for candy…but now i would kill myself it i ate another piece. know-know…i dont know what to say only that, I HATE ANIMAL TESTING!!!

  • 2767 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Candy bars don’t have faces so they shouldn’t be testing on things that do!!!

  • 2773 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Wow, Mars needs to get their act straightened out, and I will no long eat M&M’s, snickers or any other product contributed to society by their bloody hands.
    GO HERSHEY’S!!

  • 2799 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    STOP TESTING ON ANIMALS
    DONT PEOPLE HAVE FEELINGS FOR ANIMALS
    *FREE ANIMALS* :3

  • 2801 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    OMG!! great that I read this cause i was ganna be an M&M for holloween! omg i love peta!

  • 2803 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Grr..
    I hate this people..
    How insane is it to test animal..
    FOR CANDY..
    Goood..
    I used to love candy..
    Not anymore…

  • 2804 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    what KIND OF SENSE does it make to perform animal experiments for CANDY [or ANY kind of product]?! it’s insane!

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