Does the Food and Drug Administration require drugs to be tested on animals?

The FDA does currently require all new prescription and over-the-counter drugs to be tested on animals before they are marketed even though these tests do not make the drugs safe for humans. Unfortunately, government regulations have not kept pace with science. Modern non-animal tests are quicker, less expensive, and more accurate than the old-fashioned poisoning, blinding, and burning tests developed in the 1920s.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind