Stop Vivisection!

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The European campaign Stop Vivisection is calling for a new European directive that would end experiments on animals in the EU.

Sign the petition here:

Earlier this year, a new EU law went into effect banning the sale of animal-tested cosmetics products and their ingredients, a landmark move that will save countless animals from painful experiments. It shows that Europe is moving forward and making progress in the struggle against cruelty. However, millions more animals are still suffering in laboratory cages, where they are treated like living test tubes by experimenters. Stop Vivisection’s petition is a way to speak up for them.

stock caged rabbits

PETA has been playing an active role in the campaign to end animal testing – for example, we recently funded the development of an innovative, non-animal testing method that has the potential to replace inhumane toxicity tests on mice and guinea pigs.

The Stop Vivisection petition has been organised by Italian groups Almo Nature and the International Organisation for Animal Protection in collaboration with other European organisations. It’s open to anyone in the EU and so far has gathered more than 600,000 signatures from people who are against animal testing and want to see it replaced with a scientific approach that protects the well-being of humans and other species.

The goal is a million signatures from people in all 28 countries of the European Union.

Make sure that the voice of compassionate British people is heard by signing here:


  • Laura Bertozzo commented on September 18, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Vivisection is cruel and pointless. Stop it!

  • Natalia Daniela Rizzo commented on September 18, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Article 13 of the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union states “the Union and the Member States shall, since animals are sentient beings, pay full regard to the welfare requirements of animals”. The official acknowledgement, referred to therein, carries over the moral obligation to respect the fundamental rights of animals: the protection of those rights must be recognized as a European Union priority and must be guaranteed through the medium of a coherent legal framework at European level. Imposing pain and suffering to sentient and defenceless beings, animal experimentation – or vivisection – is, without a shadow of a doubt, to be considered as an intolerable practice.
    Ethical reasons – shared, inter alia, by 86% of European citizens, as indicated in a 2006 Eurobarometer survey – are supported by scientists, claiming a lack of scientific validity in using “animal models” for assessing human health issues; indeed, any statistics prove the efficiency and the reliability of the model referred to therein.
    Animal experimentation can therefore be considered as:
    a danger for human health and the environment;
    a brake on development of new methods in biomedical research, based on the most recent scientific achievements;
    an obstacle to tap into much more reliable, exhaustive, cheaper and faster responses, provided by new technologies expressly conceived for humans.
    In consideration of the above premises, we, the undersigned European citizens, urge the European Commission to abrogate the directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes.
    We therefore call upon the European Commission to present a new proposal geared to doing away with animal experimentation, by the compulsory use – in biomedical and toxicological research – of data specifically conceived for humans and not for animals.

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