Volkswagen vows to end animal testing after latest diesel scandal
Volkswagen's chief lobbyist said on Tuesday that the auto giant would stop testing its products on animals. The statement came in the wake of a major scandal that revealed the effects of diesel fumes were tested on both monkeys and humans in a study funded by German automakers.
"We want to completely eliminate animal testing in the future, so something like this doesn't happen again," Thomas Steg told the Bild daily.
Later on Tuesday, VW announced that Steg was being put on leave until further notice.
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