^ Ok, I know this is a serious thread, but the guy on their main page cracked me up
The group also accused Mars of funding an experiment in which plastic tubes were surgically attached to guinea pigs' carotid arteries and cocoa ingredients were injected into their jugular veins to cause a sharp drop in blood pressure, and another experiment in which rabbits were fed high-cholesterol diets with varying amounts of cocoa and later the main blood vessels to their hearts were cut out and examined.
The University of California, San Francisco, confirmed in a statement that it was conducting a Mars-funded study of the potential health benefits of cocoa flavanols involving testing on rats.
"UCSF takes seriously the responsibility of working with animals and is committed to maintaining the highest standard of humane treatment in animal care and use," Clifford Roberts, interim associate vice chancellor for research said in the statement.
I have no problem with this. If these are really tests to help identify possible cures or treatments for current diseases.
Oh...and shut up, PETA! The more you cry wolf, the more people are going to stop caring to hear you.
As long as you get yours right? who cares what gets tortured and hurt in the way of keeping you healthy. Even if it's unecessary.
I don't know about all of this... But I do know one thing...man's ego is his greatest downfall.