Take action to spare animals from painful chemical tests! | CAARE
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has posted its 2018-2022 EPA Strategic Plan for public review, which details the budget and focus of its efforts for the next four years. The EPA is now accepting comments from the public regarding the Strategic Plan, but the deadline is fast approaching
Please submit your comments today requesting the EPA to include adequate funding in the budget to support modern and humane non-animal tests to assess the safety of chemicals in the environment. Comments are being accepted until midnight October 31, 2017.
Modern methods like robotics and high-throughput assays using human cells are vastly superior, cheaper and of course infinitely more humane than cruel animal tests.
Chemical tests typically force-feed helpless animals with caustic substances like pesticides and household cleaners, sometimes over months or years, causing intense suffering.
Follow this link to submit your comments. A sample comment can be cut and pasted from below, or you can write your own. Just be sure to keep all comments polite and acknowledge the EPA’s current efforts to reducing animal tests.
The EPA has already made a commitment to reducing animal tests and joined with several other U.S. agencies to reduce and replace animal toxicity tests with the latest technology. That commitment must be backed by the funding to replace animal tests with updated and superior technology.
Sample Comment Thank you for your efforts to reduce and replace chemical tests on animals with superior, human-relevant methods. Adequate funding needs to be appropriated in the proposed budget to make this happen. As a compassionate citizen, I support an end to the use of animal toxicity tests and request to see this prioritized in the EPA’s 2018-2022 Strategic Plan.
Please submit your comments right away. The deadline is midnight of October 31, 2017.