Taiwan FDA Ends Dental Tests on Animals After Hearing From PETA

The Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) finalized a regulation that removes animal testing recommendations for companies wanting to make human dental health claims for marketing their food and beverage products. The testing included feeding rats sugar water and bacteria that caused dental decay, swabbing their mouths, feeding them the test food products, killing them, and dissecting their mouths. The TFDA now requires only safe and effective human tests for this purpose. This decision followed e-mails to agency officials from more than 52,000 PETA supporters opposing animal experiments.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind