Historic First: Taiwan FDA Drops Animal Tests for Health Marketing Claim for Foods After PETA Pressure

Following pressure from PETA—which included the submission of a detailed scientific critique at the agency’s request—the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration made a groundbreaking announcement that it has removed animal-testing recommendations and requirements from its draft regulation for companies wanting to make anti-fatigue health claims about their food and beverage products and will instead now… Read more »

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Mass Killings of ‘Extraneous’ Animals in Labs Prompt Appeal to HHS Inspector General

This morning, PETA is calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) to investigate more than 60 universities funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for their apparent failure to abide by federal mandates to reduce and replace the use of animals in experiments. In its letter,… Read more »

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COVID-19, Violations Prompt PETA Call for University of Florida to Shut Down Animal Labs

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the University of Florida is telling experimenters to “consider reduction of animal census,” which will likely involve killing many animals. PETA fired off a letter today to the university’s president, Kent Fuchs, demanding to know why the school conducts noncritical animal experiments. The group is also asking the public to… Read more »

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COVID-19, Violations Prompt PETA Call for UC-Davis to Shut Down Animal Labs

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the University of California–Davis is telling experimenters to “ramp down all noncritical on-campus research activities,” which will likely involve killing many animals. PETA fired off a letter today to the university’s chancellor, Gary S. May, demanding to know why the school conducts noncritical animal experiments. The group is also asking… Read more »

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