Wednesday, December 20, 2006

This is a Untied Press International artical I thought you should see. For a long time now we have known that POM Wonderful's juice has been testing on animals. They are however not the only juice producer that tests on animals so it will be intresting where this goes.....

Activists take credit for juice poisoning

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Animal activists claim they have poisoned 487 bottles of POM Wonderful's juice on the U.S. Eastern seaboard to protest animal testing.

A POM Wonderful spokesman told United Press International the company has not confirmed the validity of the claim, but it was contacted by the FBI regarding the issue. The spokesman said the company is preparing a statement on the matter.

The North American Animal Liberation Press Office distributed a communiqué it received that claimed credit for the juice poisoning and was signed "animal rights militia." POM Wonderful, which makes pomegranate juice, has been a target of animal activists since it was revealed the company uses animals, such as newborn mice and rabbits, to test its juice and show its health benefits.

The communiqué does not detail what substance was allegedly put in the juice but says it isn't lethal.

"Those who drink the contaminated juice won't die like the animals in pom labs, but the diarrhea, vomiting and headaches will hopefully send a strong message that people will no longer allow innocent defenseless animals to be tormented and killed for a health juice," the communiqué states.

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