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Chief of EPA Sets Goal to End Animal Testing by 2035

September 28, 2019

This month, a major step was taken for animals in laboratory testing. On September 10th, the Chief Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, stated that he will phase out laboratory testing of chemicals and pesticides on animals by the year 2035.

In his memo that was released to the public, he assured his staff and also environmental advocacy groups that this was a personal decision brought on by his own personal belief in the humane treatment of animals. Mr. Wheeler is challenging the EPA to create testing alternatives that would reduce the use of live mammals by 30 percent by 2025, and eliminate the use of live mammals altogether by 2035.

Rats, rabbits, dogs, and other animals suffer when used for testing.

With science and technology advancing leaps and bounds every year, there is no excuse for laboratories to continue to test on animals when there are more humane alternatives. To learn more about how chemical testing on animals is inhumane and what you can do to help, visit: https://nhes.wpengine.com/animals-in-laboratories/

Take Action: Please take a moment to thank Andrew Wheeler for standing up for lab animals and for taking a step toward a more humane world!

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