European Union to Reduce Animal Tests in REACH

July 2014

Thanks to efforts by the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. and its members, the European Commission appears to be set to reduce the number of animals used in each reproductive toxicity test from 2,600 to 1,500, sparing more than 15% of the animals slated to be used in Europe’s REACH program—the largest animal testing program in the world. This reduction will save many animals, as millions are expected to be used and killed in the program. And in more good news, baby animals will potentially be spared additional suffering, as the infants used in reproductive testing won’t automatically be put through two more types of toxicity testing.

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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