For immediate release:
May 10, 2021
Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382
Philadelphia – See PETA Vice President Shalin Gala statement regarding a recent animal experiment co-authored by Ajinomoto:
The world’s leading manufacturer of monosodium glutamate, Ajinomoto, has tortured thousands of dogs and other animals in laboratories since the 1950s. In a recently published experiment in collaboration with the Monell Center, susceptible mice were subjected to brutal and deadly tests, simply to determine whether they preferred sugar water or plain water. In particular, the experimenters dripped sugar water onto the tongues of animals and measured the electrical responses of their nerves, which the experimenters opened and exposed. They also repeatedly injected mice with glucose and insulin, took blood from them, killed them and dissected them. Ajinomoto has no excuse to continue these erroneous animal tests, which are based on curiosity, are not required by law, and are not related to the company’s business. Ajinomoto is set to join dozens of global food companies that have banned animal testing after discussions with PETA, including Takasago International Corporation and McCormick & Company, Inc., which are corporate sponsors of the Monell Center but have banned their funding. for animal testing.
PETA, whose motto is in part that “animals are not ours to experiment on” – opposes arrogance, a worldview focused on human excellence. For more information please visit PETA.org…