The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. helped a multinational company appeal a testing requirement that would have meant poisoning pregnant rats or rabbits with high concentrations of a cosmetics ingredient and then killing them and their babies just before birth. The Science Consortium supported the company through the process and spoke out for animals at the appeal hearing. As a result, the European Chemicals Agency’s Board of Appeal rejected the testing requirement and spared hundreds of animals’ lives.
“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