You won’t find animal products in Splenda, but what makes it not vegan is the fact that Splenda has been ruthlessly tested on animals!
In the year 2000, a report by Permagon Press, covered the amount of torment and suffering that Johnson & Johnson (owners of Splenda) imposed on animals.
We’ll give you a quick rundown:
- During the course of 20 years, a total of 12,800 animals were experimented on with Splenda
- Dogs, monkeys, rabbits, rats, and mice were part of the experiments
- During one of the tests, 32 beagles (a breed of dog) were locked in a metal cage for 1 year. During that time, their food was mixed with Sucralose. At the end of the experiment, the throats of the dogs were slit and consequently bled to death. Lastly, the organs of the dogs were dissected for examination.
- In another test, 12 monkeys under the age of 10 months were force-fed Sucralose. 5 of those monkeys died within 4 weeks due to brain damage, and the rest were euthanized due to partial brain damage.
- In another test, rabbits were given 1,200 the human dosage of Sucralose per day. The rabbits underwent severe intestinal disorders and dead.
Yes, it’s that grim. There are even more experiments I could mention, but I would rather save us all the heartache.
To put it plainly, Splenda/Sucralose is an evil product. Even if you are not a fellow vegan, this isn’t a product that you should support.