PETA Scientists Awarded for Contributions to Non-Animal Testing

PETA scientists received multiple awards for the advancement of non-animal testing methods at the Society of Toxicology annual meeting, the largest toxicology conference in the world, drawing thousands of scientists each year. Dr. Amy Clippinger, vice president of regulatory toxicology testing for PETA and president of PETA Science Consortium International e.V., won the 2022 Society of Toxicology Enhancement of Animal Welfare Award. Two awards were also given to PETA scientists for their research on replacing the use of rabbits in eye-irritation testing and mice and rats in cancer testing. At the annual American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology conference in 2022, PETA scientists received the Best Paper Award for their publication challenging the standard practice of measuring the accuracy of new non-animal methods by comparing them to flawed animal 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