PETA International Science Consortium Collaborates With FDA to Save Rabbits From Painful Vaginal Tests

The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. published a paper on a project that it’s working on with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a non-animal testing laboratory, and personal-lubricant companies to replace the use of rabbits with human skin cells in FDA-required tests for personal lubricants. In these tests, rabbits are restrained and lubricant is repeatedly injected into their vaginas. The animals are then killed and dissected to look for signs of irritation.

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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