The proposed move is being celebrated by animal rights groups, which have long argued that there are reasonable alternatives.
The EPA wants to phase out the use of animal testing to determine whether chemicals are safe within 16 years.
"Animal testing is expensive and time-consuming," Wheeler said in the memo."The agency must develop more accurate, quicker and more cost-effective test methods if it is to meet its 21st century commitments. We must make that investment now."
Animal rights groups including PETA, the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund support the move.
Paula Clifford, executive director for American for Medical Promise, said health research still relies largely on the study of animals because"there is a tremendous amount that is not yet understood about human health" and disease.
"This sort of unholy alliance with the regulated industry, with the chemical industry, is really concerning to us," said Jennifer Sass, a senior scientist for the Natural Resource Defense Fund."The data from most of these studies are being developed by the chemical industry itself. So then the data from the cellular studies will go into an in computer model, and those are often developed by contractors and a lot of them are proprietary."Read more: ABC News
'The memo stipulates that the new methods must be 'equivalent to or better than' animal tests. ' What would thus be 'better'? Experimenting on Humans? This is a serious question that must be answered. Enters Dr Mengele era of TrumpConcentrationCamps for direct to human trials, since steps before that for new drug releases by big pharma were too time consuming & costly. Great plan to get drug prices down! 👍👍New way to earn citizenship?
Save the bunnies, kill your citizens. This is nonsense. It’ll go exactly nowhere. 🙏
EPA to Phase Out Chemical Testing on MammalsThe EPA has long required that new chemicals be tested on a variety of animals -- including rats, dogs, birds and fish -- to assess their toxicity. The percentage of tests that involve mammals was not immediately available from the EPA. No need to rush into it. Why is it taking so long? Why wasn't it done sooner? Why wait till then? why not end it now?
HuffPost is now a part of OathShit, we still have an EPA? Doing this actually enables chemical companies to get away with more potentially dangerous side effects to their products so this is completely on brand for this administration. Are they going to use immigrants? Jfc
E.P.A. Says It Will Drastically Reduce Animal TestingThe Environmental Protection Agency said that it would move away from requiring the testing of potentially harmful chemicals on animals They'll just approve them directly But it’s OK to poison them at home so where’s the humanity?
NPR Choice page15 years is a very long time. Not soon enough. Great. Let's speed up that timeline.
North Korea says it test-fired a 'super large multiple rocket launcher' on TuesdayTwo rounds of test-firing took place and Kim Jong Un gave 'field guidance' during the test-firing, North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency reported Lmao. propaganda 101 - keep trying - desperate much
How Karl Lagerfeld's Signature Look Transformed Over the YearsOn what would have been his 86th birthday, revisit how Karl Lagerfeld's signature look transformed over the years: