Landmark Ruling in Europe Could Save Millions of Animals

December 2014

When PETA U.K. learned that the agency responsible for overseeing the largest animal testing program in the world had failed to investigate numerous cases in which seemingly avoidable animal testing had been conducted, PETA U.K., with the help of PETA U.S. scientists, submitted a detailed official complaint. After two years of filing amended complaints and negotiating with the European Ombudsman, who is responsible for government oversight, the Ombudsman rendered a ruling agreeing with PETA U.K. This means that the agency should fulfill its mandate and ensure that animal use is minimized. This ruling has the potential to save millions of animals.

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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