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  • 06
  • Jun

Why REACH Is Letting Animals Down

Animals are suffering in laboratoriesThis week, we learned that the European law Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals Regulation (REACH), which is meant to ensure that chemicals are tested on animals only as a last resort has failed miserably to protect thousands of animals from suffering and death.

According to a report published this week by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), the legislation failed to stop the following atrocities:

  1. Approximately 2,300 animals have had chemicals applied to their sensitive eyes or skin in new experiments, despite the fact that non-animal methods are available.
  2. One
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  • 10
  • Aug

REACH: A Glimmer of Hope?

Puppy in a cage

© iStockPhoto / DanBrandenburg

We blogged a couple of weeks ago about the world’s largest chemical testing programme – Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) – which also happens to be the world’s largest animal killing programme. A recent development has given us hope that the death toll can be cut, and we’ve taken action to try to ensure that happens as soon as possible.

REACH is an EU law that requires companies to submit “safety” data for chemicals that are made or imported into Europe. These data include … Read more.


  • 19
  • Jul

The World’s Largest Animal Testing Programme – Even Worse Than You Thought

REACH adImagine finding out that the world’s largest animal testing programme – which has already killed an estimated 200,000 animals – is killing tens of thousands more animals than the law says it should. That is exactly what is happening right here in Europe. To draw attention to this tragedy, we’ve placed this advert in an influential European politics magazine, The Parliament, demanding urgent action from the authorities responsible.

This month, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), which administers the massive European Union chemicals testing programme known as “REACH” (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and … Read more.