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Help End Agonizing Chemical Tests on Animals!

The Toxic Chemicals Safety Act, H.R. 5820, is designed to overhaul the 34-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act, which regulates how chemicals are tested and managed.  This bill will require more chemical testing and will lead to vastly increased suffering on the part of beagles and all other animals in laboratories.   

Toxicity testing of chemicals still relies heavily on the use of animals, yet even the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) now realizes that animal tests do not provide the most useful information for regulating chemicals. The EPA has largely adopted the approach outlined in the National Academy of Sciences report Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: A Vision and a Strategy. The NAS report outlines a strategy for moving away from animal testing toward cell-based and molecular approaches. These new non-animal methods allow thousands of chemicals and mixtures to be tested in a short period of time—which is not possible to do using animals.

While the proposed legislation incorporates some policy and scientific reforms recommended by PETA to reduce and replace the use of animals in chemical testing, it does not go far enough in reducing the large numbers of animals who will be killed.

Please take a few moments to send a polite e-mail to your Congressional representative asking him or her to ensure that the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act offers true public health protection that does not rely on crude and cruel animal tests.

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