Great News! Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act Passes in the Senate

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For 35 years PETA has worked to help federal agencies understand that poisoning animals doesn’t make people safer or healthier, and we’re relieved that lawmakers in Washington D.C. are beginning to agree. We applaud the bipartisan passage by the Senate of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which contains important language to reduce and replace the use of animals in painful chemical toxicity tests. By modernizing the way in which chemicals are tested, this legislation will enable better regulation of dangerous chemicals, thus protecting both people and animals. We look forward to final congressional passage of the bill with its animal protection language intact and to its being signed into law by the president.

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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