Congress passed the FDA Modernization Act 2.0, removing the mandate for animal tests for new drugs and giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to consider superior, non-animal methods instead of relying on deadly, scientifically flawed animal tests. This historic change, enacted into law when President Joe Biden signed the bill a few days later, mirrors a request that PETA scientists had made of the FDA in 2020. PETA and many partner organizations worked hard for this victory, which wouldn’t have been possible without supporters’ e-mails and calls to members of Congress urging them to support the bill.
“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