Simply Vegan Podcast: The hidden world of animal testing

Author: Molly Pickering

Read Time:   |  28th April 2022

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CEO of Cruelty-Free International, Michelle Thew, joins the Simply Vegan Podcast to reveal why animal testing is still happening in 2022


In this eye-opening episode, Holly chats to Michelle Thew – CEO of Cruelty-free International – about why animal testing is still taking place in 2022.

They uncover how this outdated and ineffective form of testing is still widespread, why the UK is shockingly the worst in Europe, and discuss which animals are used in this very much hidden industry.

Michelle gives us hope by explaining what new forms of testing are available and how we vegans can take action to bring this archaic practice to an end.

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Written by

Molly Pickering

Molly is the Digital Executive and Podcast host at Anthem's Vegan Food & Living, she also works across other titles including Women's Running and Classic Pop to create affiliate content for the website. Starting out as a Digital Marketing Apprentice at Vegan Food & Living in 2021, within 14 months Molly was shortlisted for ‘Best Editorial Assistant’ at the BSME Talent Awards 2022 and won the BCS Special Recognition award for Digital Marketing Apprentice of the Year in 2022

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