24,000 Compassionate Europeans Demand Action on Chemical Testing

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Jukka ECHA PetitionWe’ve just delivered the signatures of more than 24,000 compassionate Europeans to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) calling on officials to do their job and ensure that companies use alternatives to animal testing whenever possible.

After learning that an estimated 100,000 animals have suffered and died in experiments that could have been avoided since Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals, the world’s largest chemical testing programme, was put into action, supporters of PETA UK, PETA France, PETA Netherlands and PETA Germany rushed to sign an open letter demanding an end to this rising death toll.

[T]he legislation is clear: alternative testing methods to animals must be used whenever possible, and testing on animals must be undertaken only as a last resort.

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) have a poor track record of ensuring that companies use non-animal testing methods whenever possible.

In response to PETA’s official complaint about avoidable animal testing, the European Ombudsman determined that ECHA are not fully applying their authority to minimise animal experiments and should do so.

However, ECHA have been procrastinating over implementing the European Ombudsman’s recommendations – despite being required by law to check that animals are only ever used as a last resort. And while they fail to act, animals continue to die.

Thank you to those who have raised their voices in defence of these animals. We’re hoping ECHA will listen!

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Comments

  • angela guthrie commented on June 8, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Stop this cruelty please animals have feelings

  • anne watkins commented on June 8, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    animals r not ours to torture ,stop testing immediately

  • Deborah commented on June 8, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    No need for animal testing. Other ways of doing this testing. It’s awful cruelty. Thank you peta UK for standing up and speaking out!!!!!!

  • JUDY DIERKS commented on June 8, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    MUST BE STOPPED

  • Monica Wheeler commented on June 8, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    respect nature

  • Karen McIntyre commented on June 8, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Enough of a struggle campaigning for legislation in the first place – it is essential that this is implemented.

  • Ewa Harrysson commented on June 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Because I’m human…!!!!

  • Patricia. Flynn commented on June 8, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    STOP ALL UNESSESARY SUFFERING TO ANIMALS

  • Angela Ali commented on June 8, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    It is time to stop. Animals have feelings and they are not ours to abuse.

  • Ann Stavig commented on June 8, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Stop all animal testing now!

  • nantida homnan commented on June 8, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    I love animal

  • Rachel commented on June 8, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    Stop the inhuman suffering of animals!

  • Marjan commented on June 8, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Animal testing must be stopped around the globe, it’s the 21st century there are so many other alternative ways to make products without the need of torture and taking a life of innocent animals. As a human with a heart and as an animal lover I beg of you to stop compamies from murdering and torturing animals to make humans beautiful !

  • Cheryl commented on June 8, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Why should innocent animals suffer !

  • Camilla McConnachie commented on June 8, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Stop experimenting on animals it is so unnecessary

  • Rosemary White commented on June 8, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Thus has been going on for too long. Just needlessly cruel.

  • CORINNE DESTAILLEUR commented on June 9, 2015 at 10:30 am

    useless cruelty

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