PETA International Science Consortium Sends Early-Career Researcher to Summer School Program on Non-Animal Tests

The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. named Patrícia Zoio, a Ph.D. student from the NOVA University of Lisbon, the winner of its Early-Career Scientist Award to attend the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre Summer School program on non-animal tests. Zoio, who’s developing a skin-on-a-chip model that could replace the use of animals in long-term skin tests, will attend lectures and interactive sessions and visit a laboratory dedicated to developing alternatives to animal tests.

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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