Groundbreaking Win: Taiwan FDA Ends Drowning, Electroshock Tests on Animals After PETA Plea

Press Release from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Taipei — Today, after receiving PETA’s detailed scientific critique at the agency’s private request and more than 73,000 e-mails opposing animal testing from PETA supporters during a public comment period, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) made the groundbreaking announcement that horrific drowning and electroshock tests—previously conducted on scores of vulnerable animals—are no longer allowed in order to establish anti-fatigue claims for marketing food and beverage products. According to the TFDA’s final anti-fatigue health claim regulation, companies’ marketing

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