PETA International Science Consortium Donates Equipment to Replace Animals in Inhalation Tests

The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. donated $50,000 in equipment to the Institute for In Vitro Sciences, a laboratory dedicated to conducting and developing animal-free test methods. The equipment can be used to test the effects of substances on the lungs and yields more human-relevant results than the current method of forcing rats trapped in narrow tubes to inhale toxic substances for hours before being killed.

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