September 2019

EPA Announces Plan to End Animal Testing

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced their full commitment to the elimination of testing on mammals by 2035. . Tests are routinely carried out on animals such as mice, dogs and rabbits in order to determine the risks that certain products and chemicals could pose to humans. According to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, the elimination of animal testing is a “long-standing belief of [his].". My older sister is a zoologist, my younger sister is a veterinarian, so I come from this family that cares deeply about animals and the protection of animals, Andrew Wheeler, via NPR. $4.25 million in grants will be provided to five universities to help them develop alternative methods of testing, such as computer modeling. . In addition, Wheeler also directed the EPA to reduce all requests and funding of studies that involve live animals by 2025.