The EPA has a list of over 100 new chemicals that could possibly act as endocrine disruptors (EDs). That means they could mess with hormones and possibly affect growth or reproduction of animals.
As the EPA tests these chemicals over the years to see which are EDs, they will kill about 80,000 animals through those tests.
They're still doing animal testing even though they spent millions on creating ToxCast, a non-animal program that they've already used on over 300 other chemical tests.
So it seems to us (and PETA) that there's no need to kill tens of thousands of defenseless animals.
PETA is asking that people write to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and ask them to use their non-animal ToxCast program to test their list of chemicals.
PETA asks that people:
"[…] take a moment to write to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to politely insist that the EPA use the non-animal ToxCast program to test the new list of chemicals for their potential to cause endocrine disruption."
U can send polite comments to:
Lisa Jackson, Administrator
Environmental Protection Agency
U can help saves the mousies!
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Tags: animals, chemicals, cruelty, epa, peta, testing, toxcast