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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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Target Severs Ties with Hampton Creek

Just Mayo and other vegan products will not be returning to Target despite FDA clearance.
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Natalie Portman to Receive Vegan Activism Award

The Environmental Media Academy will honor the actress for her promotion of a plant-based diet.
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Trump Dumps Climate Change Advisory Board

The administration let the Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment dissolve as part of its ongoing effort to distance the United States from the world's environmental crisis.
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UC Berkeley Opens New Plant-Based Meat Lab

The university aims to be at the forefront of discovering plant-based alternatives to eradicate the meat industry.
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Al Gore's New "Resign Trump" Video Promotes Veganism

A new viral video interview with the eco-warrior politician promotes consuming a plant-based diet to fight climate change.
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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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