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  • Nov
  • 17

Victory! Kikkoman Ends Animal Tests

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Following a vigorous PETA campaign that included more than 100,000 protest e-mails, countless critical social media posts, scathing media stories, and phone call blitzes to the company’s U.S. offices, Kikkoman—the most popular soy sauce company in the U.S. and Japan—ended its long-standing practice of experimenting on animals. The company announced this morning that “Kikkoman has […]

  • Dec
  • 18

Animals Are Wondrous: Mice

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Mice are complex, unique beings with the capacity to experience a wide range of emotions. These highly social animals communicate with each other using high-frequency sounds that are inaudible to the human ear. Male mice woo mates with high-pitched love songs. Female mice with litters will vigorously defend their nests and young. Mice become emotionally […]

  • Nov
  • 12

Fewer Cosmetics Tests on Animals in China?

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In a new development, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has made a decision that could allow some cosmetics companies to stop conducting cruel, archaic tests on animals and switch to modern, humane testing methods. The CFDA has given companies that manufacture cosmetics within China’s borders the go-ahead to submit their own data on […]

  • Oct
  • 3

Three Easy Ways to Slash Your Risk of Breast Cancer

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It’s October, which means that every shopping mall looks like the aftermath of a Pepto-Bismol hurricane. Finding a cure for breast cancer is a cause close to my heart—which is exactly why you’ll never see me in a pink T-shirt, pink sun visor, or socks replete with pink fuzzy balls. Now, before you go thinking […]

  • Mar
  • 8

A mouse is not a man—or a tool

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There are two lessons to be learned from the startling new study reporting that decades of burn, sepsis and trauma experiments on mice have led nowhere: First, mice aren’t good stand-ins for humans. The second one I’ll get to in a minute. The study, just published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, […]

  • Jan
  • 8

Victory! United Airlines Stops All Shipments of Primates to Laboratories

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We have very exciting news to share. Earlier this week, a representative from United Airlines phoned PETA to say that the airline will no longer transport primates for use in experiments anywhere in the world! In order to ensure that animal experimenters get the message loud and clear, United even posted the new policy on […]

  • Aug
  • 8

Consumers Can Convince Companies to Do the Right Thing

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Never doubt the power of the consumer. When the hip cosmetics company Urban Decay—whose policy against testing on animals is part of its brand—announced plans to begin selling its products in China, where cruel and deadly animal tests are required by the government, disappointed consumers took action. Thousands of them flooded Urban Decay’s headquarters with […]

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