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Werewolf Girl 09-20-2019 09:52 PM

Breaking news: EPA moves to end animal testing
 
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Quote:

In a landmark announcement, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced plans to end all animal testing on dogs, mice, rabbits and other mammals for chemicals and pesticides in coming years. Instead, the agency will focus on investing in nonanimal alternative technologies that are more reliable and do not cause animal suffering.

The EPA plans to substantially reduce animal tests, including those it commissions in-house as well as those that it requires businesses to conduct, by 2025, and to end them altogether by 2035. The agency will also devote $4.25 million to the development of non-animal technologies (also known as new approach methodologies, or NAMs) at five universities. These approaches could include organ-on-a-chip technologies, cell cultures, computer modeling and other methods that are faster, cheaper and more predictive than time-consuming animal tests.

The agency’s decision to stop using results from mammal studies for approval of new chemicals will further spare even more animal lives. Companies seeking approval for a new chemical will be required to seek the consent of the EPA in order to carry out animal tests.
Read the rest here: https://blog.humanesociety.org/2019/...l-testing.html

This is huge news!

Jamie in Chile 09-23-2019 03:51 PM

That does sound good. Thanks for sharing.



The EPA has been a joke since Trump got into the white house, at least they got this one thing right.


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