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  • 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 […]

  • Jul
  • 22

China—but Don’t Say ‘Cheese!’

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China—but Don't Say 'Cheese!'

A recent PBS NewsHour report asked, “Could a Surplus of California Milk Fulfill China’s Cheese Needs?” The short answer to this question is simple: No one in China (or elsewhere) needs cheese—or any other dairy foods. Still, the PBS story raises some issues that deserve our attention. In particular, it details the harmful effects that […]

  • Feb
  • 25

The Meat Industry’s Appetite for Antibiotics Could Make Everyone Sick

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Last March, a federal court ruled that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should start restricting the use of certain growth-promoting antibiotics in farmed animals—unless the drug manufacturers could prove that the antibiotics wouldn’t contribute to the rise of antibiotic-resistant superbugs that have been appearing in more and more health-care facilities. The FDA then […]

  • Feb
  • 15

China Poised to Condemn More Cows to Factory Farms

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Why would a nation where the majority of people are lactose intolerant want to increase its dairy consumption? It seems perplexing, but that’s exactly what’s happening in China, a country that’s quickly expanding factory farming operations. According to the BBC, China wants to nearly double its milk production between now and 2020, and Prime Minister […]

  • Jul
  • 1

Best of PETA Prime: Help Shut Down the Chinese Fur Trade

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Cats, dogs, raccoon dogs, rabbits, and other animals are skinned alive in China for their fur. This fur is exported to consumers in the U.S. and abroad and often dyed to look like the fur of other animals. It’s sometimes even deliberately mislabeled as synthetic! More than half the fur garments sold in the U.S. […]

  • Mar
  • 18

Winning the Fight for Seals

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If you’ve been following the animal rights movement as long as I have, you no doubt remember when the campaign to end Canada’s despicable seal slaughter caught the world’s attention. A public outcry forced Canada to ban killing white coat baby seals in 1987, and the sealing industry essentially collapsed. Then in 1996, the Canadian […]

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