Targeted by animal-rights terrorists, Pom agrees to stop testing

Did they cave to the fluffy-bunny jihadis who claimed to have poisoned their containers before Christmas?

Nah. ‘Twas corporate power that killed, or rather saved, the beast(s).

“Pom Wonderful pomegranate juice has ceased all animal testing, and we have no plans to do so in the future,” Lynda and Stewart Resnick wrote to all Pom retailers by e-mail or post Wednesday…

Last month, an animal rights group claimed that it had tampered with 487 bottles of Pom juice, prompting Wild Oats Markets Inc., the No. 2 U.S. natural and organic grocer, to pull the product from shelves in some of its East Coast stores…

Pom’s decision came as Whole Foods Market Inc. told Reuters that it had decided to stop selling the company’s juice and associated tea blends by April 1 if Pom continued to fund studies that might include animal testing.

More good news: thanks to its decision, it will now be a welcome part of urban hipster mating rituals.

I linked the Penn & Teller show about animal testing the last time I wrote about this so I won’t link it again, but file this one away for the next time a progressive lectures you about taking science seriously.