I have great news to share! For 35 years, PETA has worked to help federal agencies understand that poisoning animals doesn’t make people safer or healthier, and we’re thrilled that lawmakers in Washington, D.C., are beginning to see the light.
Last night, the Senate passed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. The bill contains important language to reduce and replace the use of animals in painful chemical toxicity tests. By modernizing the way in which chemicals are tested, this legislation will enable better regulation of dangerous chemicals, thus protecting both people and animals. It is a critical step in the right direction.
We couldn’t have done it without your support. But we still have work to do. With your help, we must make sure that the final legislation maintains all of the important provisions regarding good science and replacing animal use. We look forward to final congressional passage of the bill with its animal protection language intact and to its being signed into law by the president.
Thank you for caring about animals suffering in laboratory experiments.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals