The Environmental Protection Agency is spearheading a new approach to evaluating chemicals that could end the use of animals and we applaud them. Yet EPA still requires vast amounts of animal testing for pesticides, water pollutants, and other substances.
Common types of EPA-required tests include widely condemned “lethal dose” methods, and other force-feeding or inhalation tests developed 60 years ago. So while science has progressed in every other discipline, animals are still being poisoned to assess the risks of chemicals.
Please send an email by filling out the form in the link below to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to urge her to make reduction of animal testing a top priority.
Federal agencies receive a lot of email, so it is important to personalize the form so that your message will stand out and have a greater impact.