Victory! More Animals Saved From Pesticide Testing

March 6, 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced plans to stop requiring that animals be used in tests that subject them to painful irritation and death caused by toxic chemicals absorbed through the skin. The EPA is exploring ways to change its pesticide testing and classification system to align with those of other countries so that pesticide companies using non-animal tests in one country won’t have to perform animal tests in another. This announcement is the result of a partnership among PETA’s scientists, the EPA, industry representatives, and other stakeholders. PETA will continue to work with the agency to replace all animal tests with humane non-animal approaches.

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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