Bureaucracy Leads to Pointless Killing – How You Can Help

Posted by on October 2, 2017 | Permalink

It’s said that bureaucracy kills initiative. In the case of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), bureaucracy may lead to killing animals in cruel and potentially avoidable experiments.

Under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation, ECHA is still insisting on using animals to test chemicals, including cosmetics ingredients, under certain circumstances. Our scientists have estimated that approximately 1 million animals have already been killed under REACH – deaths that were likely painful and slow. Animals are force-fed chemicals, and substances are applied to their eyes or sensitive skin, leading to terrible suffering and death, even though reliable, non-animal methods exist for many of the tests conducted.

This horror is still happening.

Now, you have a special opportunity to help us stop this madness.

Donations to “Cut It Out” – PETA’s Animal Test Challenge will be MATCHED pound-for-pound. We’re working to raise £250,000 – which will be doubled to £500,000 – before our 31 October challenge deadline, and every gift you make will push us closer to that ambitious goal.

We’ve helped stop ECHA’s deadly requests for tests on animals before, and if we all pitch in to meet this challenge, PETA will have a total of £500,000 to put to work towards ending the abuse and painful killing of animals who are suffering at the hands of experimenters.

Our track record shows that we’ll put your donation to good use. To give just one example, not long ago, ECHA requested a potentially avoidable test that would have involved force-feeding a chemical to approximately 1,300 animals during pregnancy or as newborns – and then killing and dissecting them. Thankfully, Dr Gilly Stoddart – PETA’s head of science and the associate director of the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. – was there to support a chemical company in its appeal against the agency’s request. Before long, the request was annulled, and the grounds on which it was made were required to be re-evaluated.

Please support PETA’s work against cruel experiments on mice, monkeys, rabbits, rats, and other animals and make more appeals against testing requests possible with your gift today to “Cut It Out” – PETA’s Animal Test Challenge. Your donation will be doubled to do even more to prevent animals from facing deadly tests.