- The freaky chocolate children of Moscow
- Cadbury Offers to Pay £1 of Your Hospital Bill
- Poor Ireland gets stuck with Time Out
- Halloween in England
- UPDATE: My One-Month Plan to Seduce the Chocolate Man
- Cocaine is not Candy, Boys and Girls
- The long walk home
- Turndown Service
- A Daily, 5-Second Vacation for The Chosen
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Mars Candy Kills
I'm probably the last person in the world to have seen this but according to this website, Mars does all kinds of nasty things to the fuzzy, furry things that we love---like rats:
Mars recently funded a deadly experiment on rats to determine the effects of chocolate ingredients on their blood vessels. Experimenters force-fed the rats by shoving plastic tubes down their throats and then cut open the rats' legs to expose an artery, which was clamped shut to block blood flow. After the experiment, the animals were killed. Mars has also funded cruel experiments in which mice were fed a candy ingredient and forced to swim in a pool of a water mixed with white paint. The mice had to find a hidden platform to avoid drowning, only to be killed and dissected later on. In yet another experiment supported by Mars, rats were fed cocoa and anesthetized with carbon dioxide so that their blood could be collected by injecting a needle directly into their hearts, which can lead to internal bleeding and other deadly complications.
I know I should be upset and shocked about this, and yeah yeah I am, but I'd be lying if I also didn't think that if I had to be killed I'd appreciate that whatever pain I felt while drowning was offset by the chocolate they gave me ahead of time.
But it would have to be better chocolate than Mars. Definitely.
(P.S. Thanks to AB for the heads up!)