Paper Co-authored by PETA Scientists Will Expand Availability of Human Lung Slices and Reduce Animal Tests

A paper co-authored by PETA Science Consortium International e.V. is poised to revolutionize the field of inhalation research and reduce tests that kill millions of animals each year. The paper describes a study, funded in part by the Science Consortium, showing that frozen human lung slices work as well as fresh slices to assess the toxicity of inhaled chemicals. Given the scarcity of donated human lungs, the ability to use previously frozen tissue will greatly expand their availability and replace the use of animals to test the effects of chemicals, drugs and other substances on the human lung.

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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