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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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Walmart Pilots “Ugly” Produce Program

Big-box store shoppers in Florida and Texas can score bargains while reducing food waste.
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Vegan Diet for Farmed Fish Could Prevent Collapse of Fisheries

Scientists are developing plant-based fish feed to make aquaculture more ecologically sustainable.
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Brand Halts Leather Line in Favor of Vegan Bag Collection

Leather handbag company will debut a fully vegan line—complete with a PETA logo—next spring.
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One in 10 New Products in Germany Is Vegan

New report finds that Germany is launching more vegan products than any other European country.
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Italian Mayor Plans to Make Turin Italy’s First Vegan City

Strong promotion of vegan diet is a central tenet of new mayor Chiara Appendino’s political strategy.
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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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