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Tell Mars Inc. to Drop Deadly Animal Tests!
Before stocking up on candy this Halloween, you should know 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!
Mars' top competitor, Hershey's, has pledged to PETA that it will not fund or conduct experiments on animals. Please urge Mars to follow Hershey's lead and immediately end all support for animal tests!
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