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August 01, 2020 - PETA

Huge PETA Win! Taiwan Drops Drowning, Electric Shock Tests on Animals

Huge PETA Win! Taiwan Drops Drowning, Electric Shock Tests on Animals
Activists protest animal testingCredit: PETA

Following years of pressure from PETA, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) has announced a groundbreaking decision to delete all animal tests—including the cruel and deadly forced swim test and the treadmill-running test—from its draft regulation for marketing foods and beverages using dubious anti-fatigue health claims.

At the TFDA’s request, PETA had submitted a detailed scientific critique of these crude and archaic experiments, which are irrelevant to human health.

Removing animal testing from its anti-fatigue health claim draft regulation will save countless animal lives. This is a major reversal for the TFDA, which had originally endorsed horrific animal tests. For companies that want to make anti-fatigue health claims for marketing food and beverage products, the agency now plans to require and allow only safe and effective human tests.

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