Netherlands Vows to End Vivisection Nationwide, Calls On PETA for Scientific Expertise

December 15, 2016

In a truly historic move, the Dutch government has announced that it intends to end all tests on animals by 2025, and PETA scientists were asked to help. Early in September, PETA UK’s science policy adviser attended a meeting at The Hague with government officials to discuss a preliminary plan, and we were then asked to submit a written strategy for the phase-out. Our scientists submitted an extensive dossier of information to guide the Dutch government’s transition to animal-free testing, beginning with a halt to all animal experiments that can be ended immediately.

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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