We know Ocean Spray for its coveted Craisins and delicious juices – and for making us all want to wander waist-deep in a pool full of cranberries – but we can also recognize the company for its compassion.
Ocean Spray Says It Has Nothing To Do With The Torment Of The NIH-Spurred Monkeys
In February, PETA wrote to the president and CEO of Ocean Spray to inform him that its popular Craisins are being used in a series of cruel and useless monkey experiments funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In the letter, we described the experiments and explained that Craisins are used to coerce monkeys into cooperation.
The company responded to our letter by assuring us that he is not affiliated with the NIH, does not provide any funding or products, and does not work in any way with experimenter Elizabeth Murray.…
PETA praises peasant creators for rejecting NIH brutality
Right now, Ocean Spray, for explicitly denying any relationship with Murray’s perverse torture of vulnerable monkeys, in which hundreds of young monkeys are deliberately brain damaged. In these experiments, funded by the US National Institutes of Health, monkeys undergo multiple invasive brain surgeries so that experimenters can inject toxins directly into their brains and surgically attach bulky equipment to them. skulls… Toxins cause irreversible and debilitating brain damage.
After the change, some monkeys are deliberately scared by realistic rubber snakes and spiders. Others are deprived of water and forced to drink bitter liquids. Monkeys in this laboratory are often strapped to a restraint chair and immobilized in them for several hours. When not used for these painful experiments, many of these monkeys are forced to live in isolation, a form of torture of their own for these social mammals. When the cruel experiments are over, the monkeys are often killed.
Three cheers for Ocean Spray
In 2006, after negotiations with PETA, Ocean Spray banned all animal testing.
Now, separating its name from the horrific bullying perpetrated by the NIH and Murray, Ocean Spray reinforces its message of not supporting animal cruelty. Well done Ocean Spray – now we have a sudden craving for cranberry juice. To your health!
Tell the NIH to justify these cruel and useless experiments on monkeys!