100,000 Demand That Europe Lead the Way in Animal-Free Science

Posted by on September 7, 2017 | Permalink

With the European Commission’s upcoming formal evaluation of REACH due by October 2017, compassionate citizens are demanding that Europe become a world leader in progressive and innovative science by ending cruel experiments on animals and accepting cutting-edge, non-animal research methods.

The Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation is the largest animal-testing programme in the world. PETA estimates from the most recent reports that by 2016, more than 1 million animals had been used in tests to meet its requirements.

The programme is being evaluated right now, and supporters of PETA and its international affiliates are calling for change. An open letter to the European Commission and the European Chemicals Agency signed by thousands reads as follows:

Please stop requiring the use of animals to test chemicals. So long as REACH relies on animal tests, the goal of ensuring the safe use of chemicals will never be met.

REACH means that Europe – once regarded as the world leader in animal protection – is, for now, committed to unreliable and cruel testing methods that are causing the suffering and painful deaths of countless animals.

We urge you to seize the REACH refit evaluation as an opportunity for Europe to lead the world in progressive and innovative science by ending these cruel experiments and accepting cutting-edge research methods that don’t harm animals.

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