New Ad Urges Politicians to Halt REACH’s Rising Death Toll

Posted by on January 26, 2015 | Permalink

Following a detailed complaint lodged by PETA more than two years ago, the EU Ombudsman recently confirmed PETA’s darkest fears about what has been happening in the world’s largest animal testing programme, REACH.

It’s estimated that more than 100,000 animals were used in tests that could potentially have been avoided, and millions more are expected to die over the coming years. We contacted the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) repeatedly regarding this unconscionable use of animals, but it refused to accept its responsibility to ensure that animal tests are minimised.

In a victory for animals, the Ombudsman agreed with us. It’s critical that officials act immediately on the Ombudsman’s decision, before yet more animals are needlessly poisoned and killed. To help make sure that happens, the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd has just taken out a hard-hitting full-page ad in The Parliament Magazine, a publication aimed at politicians and policymakers within EU institutions.



The Science Consortium is urging MEPs to ensure that further avoidable deaths under REACH are prevented. Millions of lives are potentially at stake – we need urgent action to ensure that ECHA fully acts within the letter and the spirit of the law.

Please help PETA’s scientists who are working to put an end to animal deaths in painful, frightening and outdated tests in the EU – and support all of our work to help animals – by making a donation today.