PETA Funds Pioneering New Non-Animal Testing Method!
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PETA Funds Pioneering New Non-Animal Testing Method!

cute guinea ccGood scientists will tell you that testing on animals is bad science. We’ve always known that non-animal testing techniques, which are more reliable and free from cruelty, are possible – and today, we’re extremely proud to announce that we’ve helped fund the development of a new, humane testing method that could replace painful tests on mice and guinea pigs!

We teamed up with research organisation CeeTox, Inc., and funded work on a new skin test that identifies chemicals which cause allergic reactions in humans. A study released today by the Flemish Institute for Technological Research confirms that the new test works in different laboratories.

It’s based on the use of a 3-dimensional, human-derived skin model that accurately replicates many of the key traits of normal human skin and can be used instead of inhumane tests in which animals are injected with chemicals or have substances applied to their shaven skin. Because the results have been so promising, further validation studies will be conducted by Cosmetics Europe, the EU’s personal care trade association, after which all results will be submitted to The European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods, the organisation that officially approves methods for chemical testing.

The technical details may sound complicated, but the upshot of this brilliant news is that tens of thousands of animals will be spared the horrors of experimentation, once validation of this new method is complete.

PETA is the first animal rights organisation to fund a validation study of a non-animal testing method, which is a truly exciting step forward – for science, ethics and, of course, animals, who should not be imprisoned in laboratories and treated as living test tubes.

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  1. avatar victor says:

    VAMOS AJUDAR OUTROS ANIMAIS NAS MESMAS CONDIÇÕES. GRAÇAS A DEUS ESTÁ DANDO CERTO!!!

  2. avatar joycelyn dupuis says:

    I love animals but in my country people do not appreciate them like I would. So the dream that I have of a mini zoo is very challenging. I am a mother of 3 who also loves animals, specially if they a species we dnt have in our Country Dominica in the Caribbean.

  3. avatar Dot Pleydell says:

    Anything that stops animals being used for testing is a great idea

  4. avatar Nina says:

    Thank goodness x

  5. ESTOU FELIZ COM A NOTÍCIA DE VOCÊS QUE OS TESTES EM ANIMAIS NÃO TERÃO MAIS ACONTECIMENTO.ELES SOFREM MUITO CHEGAM A MORRER.E NÃO QUEREMOS ESSA CRUELDADE PARA ELES,POIS JÁ EXISTEM MÉTODOS ALTERNATIVOS PARA A ESPERIMENTAÇÃO.

  6. avatar Rochelle says:

    Amazing work from PeTA once again. Animal testing is flawed and barbaric.

  7. avatar Jill Deane says:

    Well done PETA, this is great news amidst all the bad news for animals. l am appalled that David Cameron has not honoured the promise he made in his pre-election manifesto. l was duped into believing that fewer animals would be used in research. lt is now apparent that politicians cannot be relied upon. Thank heavens we have PETA, Viva!, BUAV, Dr Hadwen and many more devoted people to fight for all those without a voice.

  8. avatar MATHIEU Christine says:

    But when will experimentation medical and cosmetic on animals finish ???

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  10. […] than a decade, scientists from PETA US, and more recently PETA UK, have been showing the world that compassion and good research go hand in hand by providing expertise on modern, reliable, non-animal research and testing methods to […]

  11. avatar 4mula1 says:

    also please visit, facebook.com/garyfair96 animal research has never been validated, and MUCH much more!…

  12. […] for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Pessoas para o Tratamento Ético dos Animais) – que financia o desenvolvimento de testes alternativos de reações alérgicas, sem animais, pelo laboratório norte-americano Ceetox […]

  13. avatar Anon says:

    I would just like to say that the comment that non-animal testing is more reliable (In the sense that the value obtained is more likely to be close to the true value) that animal testing is just incorrect. Animal testing, whist flawed, is the best thing we have apart from human trials. Any scientist would use a non-animal based method over an animal based one if it would yield the same or even slightly worse results.

  14. avatar meier says:

    la cruaute faite sur les animaux est un acte de cruaute et barbare les experiences sur les animaux devraient etre interdites

  15. avatar Paul Dolan says:

    Please put an end to this unnecessary practice, it is not science, it’s backwards. We need to move forward.

  16. avatar Rachel says:

    Great.animal testing is barbaric

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