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Canada Ends Pesticide Testing on Beagles

Cruel practice of exposing the trusting dogs to chemicals has finally been banned in Canada.

After successful negotiations with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Health Canada decided to drop its year-long requirement to test pesticides on dogs. The cruel practice required that dogs—typically beagles because of their docile nature—were to be fed food-related pesticides for one year, then killed and dissected in order to study toxicity levels. Typically, each test would require up to 64 dogs to undergo experiments for an entire year, a practice that PETA deemed unnecessary since toxicity results are learned within the first 90 days. Similar pesticide testing requirements were banned in the United States in 2007 and PETA continues its efforts to eliminate the existing testing requirements in countries such as Japan and South Korea, offering the solution of cell cultures and computer modeling in place of live animals.

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Mark Bittman Urges WHO to Eliminate Factory Farming

New York Times' former columnist urges the World Health Organization to take action against the global threats produced by factory farms.
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US Dairy Stockpile Hits All-Time High

Dairy farmers have already dumped 78 million gallons of excess milk this year.
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European Politicians Go Vegan to Fight Climate Change

Political leaders in Denmark take on a 22-day vegan challenge to set an example for citizens worldwide.
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Beverly Hills' Vegan Scene Grows with Gratitude

New vegan restaurant Gratitude will serve turmeric-infused cocktails, cashew-based cheeses, and kelp noodles in the posh Los Angeles neighborhood beginning tomorrow.
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London Chain Debuts Sourdough Vegan Doughnut Line

Crosstown doughnut shop in London spent months crafting the perfect vegan pastry after hearing their customers demands for three years.
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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.

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