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.
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In October 2009, the Department of the Interior (DOI) released a comprehensive five-year plan to potentially transform the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) wild horse and burro program. Sadly, that optimism was short-lived. Just weeks after the plan was released, the BLM announced that it would remove another 12,000 wild horses from the range in FY 2010. At this rate, by 2011 there will be more wild horses in captivity than there are in the wild.
Worst yet, the BLM has made no effort to change its roundup procedures to minimize injuries and deaths. At least 46 horses have died or been killed in incidents related to the roundups taking place at the Calico Complex in Nevada, including two colts who were run for so many miles that their hooves subsequently became infected and fell off.
The BLM must cease the roundups immediately and seriously reconsider its current policies and procedures, choosing humane, fiscally responsible methods such as fertility control.
Please fill out and submit the form below to send a message to Ken Salazar, the Secretary of the Interior, urging him to place an immediate moratorium on wild horse roundups in the U.S. Federal agencies receive a lot of email, so be sure to personalize the text below to make your message stand out.
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