Strange Bedfellows: PETA Against FDA Regs

Sometimes the government brings out the strangest allies.  Case in point is that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has come out against the FDA’s deeming regulations.

It’s not like PETA and vapers are at odds.  It’s just a bizarre combination of two completely unrelated things.  Sort of like if the color orange came out in support of sailboats.

In some ways I’m not sure if this is a good thing.  Having PETA on our side sort of reminds me of when Blu decided notorious crackpot Jenny McCarthy would be a great spokesperson.

PETA is sort of the same kind of crazy.  They mean well, but their tactics are more likely to get them laughed at than anything else.  But, they are a large organization, so who knows if will be helpful or not.

So why does PETA want to protect our ability to vape?

Don’t be silly, we’re humans, they could care less.  It’s the potential for animal testing that has the group’s fur all in a knot.

According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, the FDA is encouraging e-cigarette manufacturers to meet with its Center for Tobacco Products to discuss what, if any, animal testing the agency considers “appropriate” or whether non-animal tests may be acceptable.


Interestingly, it brought up another good point about the FDA regs.  Holy cow (see what I did there?) meeting the requirements is going to be a PITA.

I doubt PETA’s involvement will do much for the cause.  But, I guess it’s better than not having support.

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