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(article, Caroline Cummins)
The well-known animal-rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is currently encouraging consumers not to blow their Valentine's Day dough on candy manufactured by Mars. Why? Because Mars conducts animal testing. Seems odd — but then, most commercial candy isn't exactly made from natural ingredients. If you really need your big-brand candy fix this holiday, PETA encourages shoppers to support Hershey's instead, as Hershey's has pledged not to conduct tests on animals. Human chocolovers, of course, should feel free to experiment on themselves as much as they like.