On World Animal Day we call for immediate end to animal tests where alternatives already exist
Ending RAT list tests would save lives of THREE QUARTERS OF A MILLION animals every year in Europe alone
- Eye and skin irritation tests performed on rabbits which could be replaced using reconstituted human skin or eye models.
- The LD50 (Lethal Dose 50% test) where botulinum toxin (commonly known as botox) is injected into the abdomens of mice to determine the dose that kills, and which can be replaced by a cell-based tests.
- Batch toxicity tests where mice and guinea pigs are injected with a biological product and observed for signs of a reaction, often falling ill and dying, and which are now redundant and replaceable by in-vitro tests.