PETA Helps Save 4.5 Million Animals

October 2009

After learning that a massive animal testing program in Europe was going to cause even more animal suffering as a result of duplicative testing, PETA initiated a joint letter to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), which oversees the program, asking it to intervene. Now, in a huge victory for animals, ECHA has announced a process that will spare as many as 4,410,000 animals from cruel tests.

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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