Don’t Torture Animals to Test Soy Products


Target: Noriaki Horikiri, President and CEO of Kikkoman

Goal: Stop subjecting animals to unnecessary pain and torture in order to test soy products.

Kikkoman’s soy sauce reportedly performs cruel tests on animals. We need to take action to better ensure the company will not hurt any innocent animals in the future.

One of these tests apparently includes force feeding rats through their stomachs with tubes before heartlessly decapitating them. Other rats are supposedly force fed fermented soy milk down their throats with tubes. It is further reported that rabbits are fed food until they get heart disease, at which time they are mercilessly killed.

The company allegedly conducts such tests in order to back up health claims about their products. However, companies are not required to conduct these tests by law. Furthermore, human tissue can be tested, or human volunteers can be used in order to derive the same information. In reference, many experts feel that when two different species are used to test a product, the results of the findings are faulty at best.

Demand any testing that Kikkoman is conducting on animals be immediately stopped. Animals don’t deserve to be put through this type of hell just so people can sprinkle more soy sauce on their sushi.


Dear Mr. Horikiri,

Your company has been accused of conducting cruel tests on animals. It is important that such tests be stopped if they are occurring in order to ensure that more animals are treated humanely.

Using tubes to feed rats through their throats or stomachs is completely inhumane, as is decapitating these helpless animals. Purposely giving rabbits heart disease and then mindlessly killing them is also just as unacceptable.

Performing such tests in order to back up health claims is not a requirement under law. If you are interested in backing up such claims, there are tests that can be done on human tissue, as well as on volunteers. In fact, conducting these tests on human volunteers is thought to be much more reliable by experts than it is to conduct the same tests on a completely different species.

For all of these reasons, I urge you to immediately stop testing on animals and to find more humane ways to test the quality of your products if such tests are being done. Animal testing is unethical, especially when it is considered that soy sauce does nothing to medically improve someone’s life.


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One Comment

  1. catherine jenereaux says:

    Give me a break, another corporation taking lives of animals to ensure humans cannot make lawsuits against them. When will this stop. It will only stop when we as a society stand up and scream loud and clear that we will not buy their products. The only message they get is that of financial loss.

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