In a groundbreaking PETA victory, horrific drowning and electroshock tests on countless animals will no longer be conducted in Taiwan by companies wanting to make anti-fatigue marketing claims that consuming their food or beverage products may help consumers be less tired after exercising.

After the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration received PETA’s detailed scientific critique, along with over 73,000 emails from PETA supporters, animal testing has now been removed as an option and only safe and effective human tests are required and allowed. 

According to PETA, “prior to the TFDA’s announcement of its decision to remove the animal tests from its draft regulation, the agency had endorsed these horrific experiments, which are irrelevant to human health, and PETA sent the TFDA a detailed scientific critique of these tests at the agency’s request.”

A fantastic win, but there is still more work to be done with the TFDA to help lab rats at risk and suffering in other sectors.  To learn more, including how you can help, click here

Vegan FTA's Jackie Norman is a freelance writer of more than 20 years, specialising in food, travel, simple living and vegan/environmental issues. An ex-beef and dairy farmer prior to going vegan, Jackie puts her years of experience to good use, by speaking out globally for the animals and opening the eyes of others to the horror and reality of the dairy and beef industries.