The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. collaborated to publish a paper showing that the agency can confidently assess the risk of pesticides to humans and the environment without poisoning birds in a cruel test. This test involved feeding birds pesticide-laced food for days and then monitoring them for physical signs of distress, such as regurgitation or death. The EPA is expected to use the paper’s findings to allow companies to skip this test, sparing hundreds of mallard ducks and quails 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