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Europe Tests Established Chemicals on Millions of Animals
15 February 2007
TO: All People Who Care
I am a private individual posting this message to help
Laboratory Animals and us all. I apologize if this seems
out of place in this group but I think you need to know this.
A new European Chemical Testing Policy called
REACH has now been finalised by the European
Union. Under these proposals Chemicals of every
kind - from those used in industrial processes to the
ingredients of consumer products - will be tested on
Millions of animals from mice to fish to dogs, causing
Still worse, because of this reliance on outdated animal
techniques, reliable and relevant information will not be
provided and our safety will not be assured.
If you believe that REACH should make more use of
Alternative Testing to test its Chemicals then please take
If you are a European citizen please contact your local
papers and own MEP asking them to promote the
development of humane non-animal testing methods
under the REACH legislation, which is the best hope we
have for sparing animals the misery of a testing laboratory.
A sample letter can be found at the BUAV (British Union
for the Abolition of Vivisection) website at www.BUAV.org
(Select Campaigns, Chemical Testing, Get Active then
Writing to the local press).
For all Non-European members, you can still help.
Please tell all your colleagues and friends in the UK and
Europe about REACH.
Everyone can help and you can make a difference.
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