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PETA wrote to the Friends of the Earth on March 9, 2001, asking for its position on animal testing, and the organization has yet to respond to PETA's letter or endorse our statement calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase its funding and use of non-animal test methods.
PETA wrote to Friends of the Earth to commend the organization for the progressive stance on animal-testing issues adopted by its European branch. Unfortunately, not only has Friends of the Earth U.S. failed to respond to our letter, PETA also learned that it openly advocated for the testing of genetically modified crops on animals. Comments submitted to the EPA by Friends of the Earth stated that "for a higher degree of certainty [in the assessment of genetically modified foods], more extensive analysis is required—for instance, serum screening and tests with animal models."
What You Can Do
Please send polite letters urging Friends of the Earth to withdraw its support for animal-testing and asking that the organization adopt the same progressive stance as its European branch. Click here for points that you can include in your letter.
Send letters to:
Erich Pica, PresidentFriends of the Earth1100 15th St. N.W., 11th Fl.Washington, DC 20005202-783-0444 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.