For Immediate Release:
June 21, 2022
Amanda Hays 202-483-7382
Washington – Today, PETA is exposing the waste and ineffectiveness of animal experiments with a full-page message to readers of The Washington Times promoting PETA scientists’ Research Modernization Deal (RMD), a strategy for replacing scientifically useless tests on animals with modern, human-relevant research methods.
says PETA neuroscientist Dr. Katherine Roe. “PETA is calling on President Joe Biden, Congress, and the National Institutes of Health to embrace the Research Modernization Deal and move us into the 21st century of science.”
Developed by PETA scientists, the RMD outlines the overwhelming failure of animal experiments to lead to treatments or vaccines for HIV, strokes, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and a host of other ailments. It provides a strategy for phasing out the use of animals and implementing high-tech, cutting-edge, animal-free methods that are more likely to yield results relevant to humans.
Late last year, after reviewing the RMD, members of the European Parliament voted in favor of developing an action plan and a timeline for phasing out animal experiments.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to experiment on”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.