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Report Card Grades: Greenpeace

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When PETA saw that Greenpeace U.K. had taken a progressive stance on animal testing issues, we invited Greenpeace U.S.A. to endorse a statement calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to increase its funding and use of non-animal test methods.

Although Greenpeace U.S.A. has not formally endorsed PETA’s statement, the organization’s legislative director confirmed that Greenpeace does not advocate animal testing and supports the development and use of non-animal methods for chemical evaluation. He also indicated that Greenpeace U.S.A. fully supports the progressive stance adopted by the organization’s U.K. branch.

Unfortunately, in 2015, Greenpeace publicly opposed a bill, known as the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, that would modernize the ways in which chemicals are tested and regulated in the U.S. and go a long way toward reducing animal use. The Lautenberg bill follows the principles of the 2007 National Academy of Sciences report “Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: A Vision and a Strategy,” encourages cutting-edge non-animal test methods, and directs the EPA to consider all available information on a chemical and similar chemicals before requiring new testing. Animal protection organizations are working to ensure that non-animal methods will be used preferentially.

What You Can Do
Please send polite letters thanking Greenpeace for the progressive stance that its European affiliate has taken on animal testing issues and urging the U.S. group to take a similar stand against animal testing.

Send letters to:

Annie Leonard, Executive Director
Greenpeace U.S.A.
702 H St. N.W., Ste. 300
Washington, DC 20001
202-462-4507 (fax)