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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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UK Supermarket Launches Vegan Mince Pies

Just in time for Christmas, Asda creates a new plant-based alternative to the traditional British sweet snack.
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Farm Sanctuary Gala Invites Attendees to Wear PJs

Animal-rights organization Farm Sanctuary hosts its first virtual charity gala, where guests can attend the function from their couch while enjoying dinner courtesy of vegan meal delivery service Veestro.
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What the Health Nominated for Major Film Award

The popular film that drove celebrities, athletes, and musicians to adopt plant-based diets for optimal health is now up for an NAACP award.
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Airline Adds Vegan Menu to Meet Passengers' Demands

International airline Jetstar now serves falafel, lentil and quinoa salad, and more after receiving frequent requests for vegan food options.
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VegNews Receives Award for Taking Veganism Mainstream

The Factory Farming Awareness Coalition honored the media company at its year-end gala.
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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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