Drive for a tox-free Europe should not mean more animal tests
There are better ways to protect our environment from hazardous chemicals
"If we are to achieve that Next Generation EU, we need to agree that animal testing is the science of the past and really invest in non-animal approaches. This strategy is an opportunity to do that.”
- Any simplification of laws must not come at the cost of the existing legal requirement that animal testing for chemicals in the EU be done only as a last resort
- The animal testing prohibitions in the Regulation on Cosmetic Products must be maintained and improved
- More animal testing is not the way to protect human health, the environment and other animals. Focus should instead be on using tools like the precautionary principle, assessing exposure and biomonitoring.
- Animal testing is cruel and, because it is lengthy and at best inconclusive, delays appropriate actions.
- Much greater investment is needed in non-animal approaches, which are faster, more relevant and more humane.