Right this minute in laboratories across the U.S., rabbits are confined to stocks while chemicals eat away the soft skin on their backs, right down to the muscle and tissue beneath. After the chemical does its damage, the rabbits are killed-their lives snuffed out in misery for just one more meaningless number on a chart. The tests are completely unnecessary because there are now cheaper, faster, and better non-animal tests that can replace them.
PETA has identified five tests on animals that could be ended immediately without any threat to public health and safety. Through our Give the Animals 5 campaign, PETA is aggressively pressuring U.S. government agencies and companies to follow the example of their counterparts in Europe and Canada in order to spare countless animals from suffering and death in crude and outdated laboratory toxicity tests:
AltTox.org publishes a list of laboratories that perform in vitro testing or that support the development, use, and/or validation of non-animal test methods.
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.