EPA Accepts PETA-Provided Information in Place of Additional Experiment on Rats

November 2010

PETA’s Regulatory Testing Division has asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to avoid duplicating animal experiments for its Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program by instead making use of the results of tests that have already been conducted. After PETA submitted existing test results for the pesticide chlorpyrifos, the EPA announced that it no longer required an additional experiment that would have killed 60 rats after they had been force-fed the pesticide for a month.

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