VegNews Daily

EU Bans Primate Testing

The European Parliament restricts testing on primates in the European Union.

The European Parliament has passed a revision to the European Union (EU) laws regarding animal testing on primates, which severely limits their use in all 27 EU member countries. The legislation is aimed toward the 12,000 primates who are used for research in the EU, which accounts for around one-tenth of a percent of its 12 million test animals. The law most specifically restricts the use of great apes—the non-humans most closely genetically related to people—and has less-strict guidelines for small primates. The updated laws say that primates may only be used in biomedical areas for the benefit of human beings, and labs that still test on animals are subject to unannounced government visits.

 Comments

New York City Plays Host to 3rd Annual Vegan Festival

The all-vegan event to feature renowned speakers, chefs, fitness camps, and a marketplace.
Read More »

UK Study Reveals Soaring Non-Dairy Milk Sales

Plant-based milks are more popular than ever, and not just in the United States.
Read More »

Alicia Silverstone Hosts Son’s Birthday Party at Sanctuary

Guests play with animals and enjoy a vegan picnic at Los Angeles' Farm Sanctuary.
Read More »

McDonald’s Japan Launches Tofu McNuggets

The fast-food chain introduces tofu-based product following meat scandal.
Read More »

Esprit Launches Vegan Shoe Collection for Women

Fashion retailer partners with PETA to introduce a faux leather shoe line.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »