Good news for gentle beagles suffering in laboratories: PETA’s efforts to end yearlong pesticide tests on dogs have paid off once again. The South Korean government took steps to review its pesticide-testing requirements after we provided it with scientific evidence in 2015 showing that these tests do little to protect humans. Our scientists also pointed to the growing list of countries—including the U.S., members of the European Union, and Canada—that have already eliminated this test after communications with PETA. As a result, South Korea issued revised pesticide data requirements that don’t include the test.
Now, beagles will no longer be forced to eat food laced with pesticides or breathe air containing pesticide fumes daily for a year before being killed and dissected. Each country that eliminates the test spares hundreds of dogs annually the toxic effects of pesticide exposure and death.
PETA scientists have identified the remaining countries that still require this test and are working with their regulatory agencies to end the practice. Our goal is to see all pesticide testing on animals become a thing of the past.
You can help animals suffering in laboratories, too!
You have an opportunity to help animals in laboratories every time you head to the store. All you have to do is make a conscious choice to support companies that don’t test their products on animals. Don’t know where to begin? Don’t worry—we’ve got you covered.