The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a policy to no longer require a test in which birds are fed pesticide-laced food for days before being killed, sparing approximately 700 mallards and quails each year. The draft policy was based on the results of a paper that the agency coauthored with the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. showing that the test does not help protect the environment.
“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