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message 1: by Keyanah (new)

Keyanah (drizzleherb-peacelover) | 7 comments Before you stock up on candy this Halloween, you
should know that candymaker Mars funds deadly
animal experiments even though not one of the
tests is required by law, there are more reliable
human studies and Hershey’s, the company’s top
competitor, has banned all tests on animals.

Mars has funded cruel experiments in which mice
were fed a candy ingredient and forced to swim
in a pool of diluted paint. The mice had to find a
hidden platform to avoid drowning, only to be
killed and dissected later.

In another experiment funded by Mars, experimenters fed rats cocoa and
then collected their blood by injecting a needle
directly into their hearts—a procedure that can
lead to internal bleeding and other deadly
complications.

Mars also supported an experiment
in which baby mice were crammed into small
Plexiglas chambers and submerged for nearly five
hours in chilled water just to see if a chocolate
ingredient affected their breathing rate.

Please don’t buy any of these Mars products
until the company drops its deadly animal tests:
• M&M’S
• SNICKERS
• SKITTLES
• MILKY WAY
• STARBURST
• THREE MUSKETEERS
• TWIX
• DOVE
• M-AZING
• COCOAVIA
• ETHEL M
• LUCAS
• MUNCH

I believe in this to much to let it be unknown. I have stopped eating those candies and I will not eat them until they do something about it. We CAN make a change and i think we should start now.

to get this known...start a conversation in all of ur goodreads groups stating this. join other groups to get this known. Do whatever u can to stop this awful killing! Make a change.




message 2: by Novin, desperate moderator (new)

Novin | 154 comments Mod
Oh sure I will... why are they doin' this???*sigh*


message 3: by Novin, desperate moderator (last edited Jul 03, 2008 01:30AM) (new)


message 4: by Keyanah (new)

Keyanah (drizzleherb-peacelover) | 7 comments Yay!!!!! A supporter!!!


message 5: by Maya (new)

Maya (mswwsmmsw) That's so horrible! I definitely won't buy those candy bars...


message 6: by Allie (new)

Allie (pearlrose95) OMG! me and my friends are obsessed with this too! we refuse to eat mars stuff now! i chase my sister around when she's eating m&ms!!!


message 7: by Silver (new)

Silver hi drizzle!!!
wow this is on like all the groups.


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

yep...


message 9: by Catamorandi (new)

Catamorandi (wwwgoodreadscomprofilerandi) You can count me in. I love some of those candies, but I refuse to eat anything that treats animals so horribly. I will write a letter soon to Mars Candy Company.


message 10: by Novin, desperate moderator (new)

Novin | 154 comments Mod
I wrote one!


message 11: by Gunjari (new)

Gunjari (irajnug) no... i love most of those candies! and i've been eating them for like forever! how am i going to go ON!?
sigh. must think of all the cute mice and ginea pigs... must imagine cute little fuzzy creatures... must give up mars for them...
oh well. this might take a while...


message 12: by Maya (new)

Maya (mswwsmmsw) Gunjari, can you BELIEVE they were doing the tests at UCD and UCSF?!??!?!?!?!?!?! I read that on the website and I was like omg, our college kills helpless mice!!!


message 13: by chantal (new)

chantal (issoawesome) | 13 comments I don't eat candy that much so it won't be hard for me,


message 14: by Hazel (new)

Hazel (hydrangia) | 6 comments i've seen this everywhere, its so bad how people dont care. (the mars people i mean)


message 15: by Novin, desperate moderator (new)

Novin | 154 comments Mod
yeah...


message 16: by Gunjari (new)

Gunjari (irajnug) are you SERIOUS MAYA?! i didn't catch that bit! isn't ucd supposed to be famous for its VETRINARY school?! eh?! eh?!
actually i shouldn't talk, because my dad does experiments on mice too, and he's from ucd. but they're not for CANDY they're for finding a cure for skin deseases and stuff. plus they treat the mice as humanely as possible! (even though i think that some animal rights activists are still mad at him anyways)


message 17: by Maya (new)

Maya (mswwsmmsw) hehe really, your dad does things on mice?? ya never know, maybe he could be an undercover agent for mars candy....
hehe, I'm going to sign you guys up for PETA so you can get little stickers in the mail that say, "Cut class, not frogs!" ;)
...yeah I guess in sivad they let cows poop all over the place, but kill helpless mice...


message 18: by Gunjari (new)

Gunjari (irajnug) "cut class, not frogs?" that hilarious!
my dad does things on mice for the greater good! but when you get psoriasis when you get old, don't blame my dad for trying to help you! (lol)



message 19: by Maya (new)

Maya (mswwsmmsw) uh.. sure... psoriasis....
Yeah, someone signed up the Mugglecast P.O. box for PETA so they got all those stickers... and some with pigs too... but I forgot what they said.. ;)


message 20: by Gunjari (new)

Gunjari (irajnug) what did mugglecast do so that some one signed them up for PETA?
plus, psoriasis is serious! :P


message 21: by Maya (new)

Maya (mswwsmmsw) I have no idea... why Mugglecast got signed up for PETA or what psoriasis is....


message 22: by Gunjari (new)

Gunjari (irajnug) it's a skin desease.


message 23: by Maya (new)

Maya (mswwsmmsw) *in high, obnoxious voice* it's a skin disease! And I don't even know how to spell disease! HAHA! I'm Gunjari, and I'm contradicting myself by saying something smart and then spelling a second-grade level word wrong! HAHA!


message 24: by Gunjari (new)

Gunjari (irajnug) it IS a skin disease! bejeebus!
and sry for accidentally typing a i instead of an e!!!! i guess it's the end of the world now!!! everybody, write your wills speedy quick but don't leave anybody anything because every one is going to die! (you can tell i'm steamed up cause i'm spouting nonsense)


message 25: by Maya (new)

Maya (mswwsmmsw) ...you mean accidentally typing an e instead of an i...

...(HEE HEE)...

sorry, I couldn't help it...


message 26: by Gunjari (new)

Gunjari (irajnug) right... hmmm...
GAHH!!
may curses rain down upon you...
OMG WE SHOULD START A PENDERWICKS GROUP!!!!
unless there's already one. i'll check right now!
:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)


message 27: by Gunjari (new)

Gunjari (irajnug) THERE ISN'T A PENDERWICKS GROUP!
what say you maya? shall we start one, eh?
who would join...
me you and nar makes three! that's a start, right?
okay not really. but do you still want to do it?


message 28: by Maya (new)

Maya (mswwsmmsw) YES! And I could get some of my friends from Austin to join, they've read it!
It would be a pretty lame group but HEY! Let's do it anyway!!!!!!!


message 29: by Gunjari (new)

Gunjari (irajnug) batty batty batty... la la la la la!


message 30: by Emma (new)

Emma (emmascout) screw mars bars...im mad at them now!

...NO FURIOUS!


message 31: by [deleted user] (new)

when you think about it, it's not just mars candy, there are other people who test on animals.


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