Hundreds of Animals to Be Spared Pesticide Tests Annually Following PETA Prompt

After a meeting with PETA scientists, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a new policy the agency says will spare approximately 750 rats, rabbits, or guinea pigs each year from tests in which pesticides would have been applied to their shaved skin, after which the animals who didn’t die during the tests would have been killed.

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“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