PETA Scientists Promote Animal-Free Methods at Largest Toxicology Conference in the World

PETA scientists promoted animal-free toxicity testing approaches at the Society of Toxicology’s 62nd Annual Meeting, which draws thousands of regulators, academics and industry representatives each year. At the meeting, they chaired sessions and presented on topics including ways to evaluate confidence in test methods, and available non-animal methods to assess the impacts of chemicals on neurological development and the human respiratory tract. PETA scientists also participated in mentoring sessions for students interested in pursuing careers in animal-free testing.

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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