Our Regulatory Testing Campaign might not be one of PETA's most visible initiatives to combat animal experimentation, but regulatory testing uses so many animals that it eclipses all other categories combined.
Regulatory agencies in the United States—including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)—as well as agencies in the European Union and elsewhere in the world require chemicals, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and many other products to be tested for toxicity. These tests often involve forcing animals to ingest, inhale, or otherwise consume toxic substances such as gasoline components and mercury. Animals used in these tests suffer extreme pain before they are killed, dissected, and thrown away like garbage.
Thanks to our team of top-notch scientists, PETA now has the scientific expertise to deal with the enormous range of federally regulated substances. We have become one of the most credible and influential of all the organizations that are currently engaged in the fight against toxicity testing on animals. This team of experts is leading the way in reforming federal and international regulations that require substances to be tested on animals.
Highlights and AccomplishmentsThe following are just some of the accomplishments of PETA's Regulatory Testing division:
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