As a result of a paper coauthored by scientists from the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the EPA has drafted a policy that will allow companies to submit a waiver for a test in which birds are fed pesticide-laced food for days before being killed. The peer-reviewed paper, which analyzed 20 years of data on pesticides, found that there were no cases in which this test identified a risk to wildlife that was not identified in other required tests, and the EPA can therefore protect the environment without poisoning hundreds of mallards and quail in this test each year.
“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