As reported by the Associated Press, Washington Post, Washington Examiner and others, at a signing ceremony this morning with White Coat Waste Project (WCW) as one of the invited speakers, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the most comprehensive plan in U.S. government history to completely end “horrific and inhumane” animal testing exposed by WCW and opposed by a supermajority of taxpayers.
Today I called on major reductions in animal testing at EPA, including a 30% reduction by 2025 in mammal study requests & funding, & near elimination by 2035. Additionally, EPA is awarding $4.25M to advance the R&D of alternative methods to animal testing. https://t.co/FwYI7x6G39 pic.twitter.com/AwM0MWjaWb
— EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler (@EPAAWheeler) September 10, 2019
The EPA’s landmark move follows an intensive WCW campaign, advocacy by thousands of WCW supporters, and leadership from Republicans and Democrats in Congress. Earlier this year, Congress and President Trump enacted WCW-backed legislation urging the EPA to cut its internal animal testing, which includes forcing rabbits and other animals to breathe truck fumes, eat lard, and other wasteful, expensive, and abusive experiments.
Now, EPA chief Andrew Wheeler–a longtime critic of wasteful animal tests who highlighted the issue in his Senate confirmation testimony–has committed to:
The EPA is the first agency ever to set a benchmark and timeline for the complete phase-out of taxpayer-funded animal testing.
On Capitol Hill, the bipartisan effort to curb wasteful EPA animal testing has been led by Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Ken Calvert (R-CA), David Joyce (R-OH), Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL), Betty McCollum (D-MN), Scott Perry (R-PA), David Cicilline (D-RI), Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Brendan Boyle (D-PA).
The @EPA‘s recently announced efforts to reduce animal testing will benefit animals and taxpayers. Thank you @EPAAWheeler for taking this important step. Read more in my op-ed in @TheHill: https://t.co/EMXMyyctV0
— Ken Calvert (@KenCalvert) October 2, 2019
Click here to thank Administrator Wheeler and the EPA for their bold leadership to stop wasteful taxpayer-funded animal tests!
Yes, very sad considering the years of asking to reevaluate expense and all the suffering basically for nothing. But at least we’re now moving in the right direction. Thank you and all those poor tortured animals thank you even more 🙂
KNOCK THIS GOTDAMNED CRAP OFF THESE ANIMALS AREN’T YOURS TO DO FRANKENSTEINE EXSPIEMENT ON!!!!!!
These experiments are doubtful to apply for humans’ physiology, regardless having all the innocent lives enduring the suffering. The funding shall spend on more meaningful and helpful and constructive ways of science, instead of just to keep them for someone’s job! Please stop these nonsense budgets!!!
I agree only someone without common sense would continue to do this! I think it has more to do with the state funding for R&D to keep the 💲 coming in thus securing there jobs! We need to take the funding out for something to be truly done!
We need to fight for these animals.
Its well passed time all this animal testing was stopped , Its Horrendously cruel & unnessersary when there is now other ways of testing without TORTUREING ANIMALS
I am glad to see that the EPA is reducing animal testing. I will be ecstatic when all animal testing is eliminated and I would pray that some way it would happen very soon instead years in the future. This is like a bandaid on a gaping wound. All testing needs to stop NOW.
We need to unite and fight for the animal’s, animal testing alternatives should be researched.
Extrêmement cruelle pour ces petits être très doux, et douée de sensibilité tout comme nous les humains. Depuis toutes ces années que l’on teste sur ces animaux, ont devraient avoir passer toutes les donnés à tous et chacun, et cessez toute cette cruauté…
SHAME EPA : STOP VIVISECTION !! VIVISECTORS YOU ARE NOT HUMANS, YOU ARE MONSTERS !!
Sono d’accordo che aspettare fino l 2035 che tutto questo orribile e inumano comportamento nei confronto di poveri animali innocenti e indifesi mi sembra un orribile delitto
Sono felicissima per questa notizia spero che tutto sia anticipato per il bene di tanti poveri indifesi animali e che sia l’inizio di un cambiamento in tutti i paesi
Become kind and support for these animals
Please end all animal testing now! Thank you.
Animals have emotions they shouldn’t be ill-treated or tested in labs
Mammmals and birds testing is being done since ages for R&D but it should be limited to great extent and alternate eays should be explored