From looking at their magazine ads, some tobacco companies try to make it seem like they love animals. They’ve used cartoon and real animals in ads for years. But in reality, tobacco companies have conducted cruel experiments on animals to try to prove that tar, nicotine, and other cigarette ingredients aren’t dangerous to people. Their own studies proved them wrong. But, they still lied, killing and discarding countless animals.
The tobacco industry has tortured and killed dogs, rabbits, monkeys, and many other animals for decades. Here are just a few of the things the tobacco industry has done to animals.
INTERVIEW WITH AN INDUSTRY SCIENTIST
A scientist that worked for a tobacco company and saw everything firsthand talks about how tobacco companies used animal research to lie to the public.
THINK THIS IS ANCIENT HISTORY?
Within the last 10 years, the tobacco industry has tried to fund animal research at a major university. As one tobacco executive put it, they are “ committed to using animals in scientific research only when necessary…”
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