July 20, 2010
Replacing the "Guinea Pig": Safer, Humane Chemical Tests
HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle discusses replacing chemical testing methods that use animals with alternatives that are more effective, modern and humane.
Last month, the Environmental Defense Fund and its partners in the campaign to reform U.S. law to regulate chemicals made an impassioned plea for American consumers not to be treated like "guinea pigs."
I'd like to remind our friends and colleagues in the environmental and consumer protection communities that advocates for animal protection—while respecting the interests of all animals and believing that none of them should be treated like disposable lab equipment—also care about protecting human health and the environment, and that we all must work together to achieve a future that is both safer and more humane.