1. Victory! After learning that products from Blommer Chocolate Company—the largest cocoa processor and chocolate ingredient supplier in North America—had been part of deadly experiments involving at least 172 mice—despite a ban on animal tests by its parent company—PETA urged Blommer to adhere to that same humane policy. Now, the company has announced that it will stipulate that its products can’t be used in animal tests.
  2. PETA has filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and their leaders, alleging that funding flawed and futile sepsis experiments on animals is an abuse of these agencies’ discretion and violates their commitment to improving human health.
  3. Our full-page ad demanding NIH director Francis Collins’ removal has made its debut in a second political news outlet: The Hill.
  4. An eye-catching PETA U.K. billboard depicting a drowning rat is bringing shame upon the nearby University of Bristol for refusing to ban the frightening, cruel, and widely debunked forced swim test. The group’s supporters—led by a giant “rat”—also unfurled a banner over Bristol Bridge to remind the school that when it comes to this test, “the ‘science’ doesn’t hold water.”
  5. The University of New Mexico’s student newspaper ran a lovely article about PETA’s award to former animal experimenter and present animal rights advocate Dr. John Gluck.

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