International Organization OECD Agrees to Reduce Number of Animals Used in Toxicity Testing

November 2010

Following PETA’s efforts, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which regulates trade among the most economically developed nations, approved the use of an extended one-generation animal test to replace the current two-generation rodent test for reproductive toxicity. Using the one-generation test saves a minimum of 1,200 animals over the two-generation test—and it saves as many as 2,400 animals every time this frequently required test is conducted.

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