Speaking of Research Open Letter to EPA Regarding Animal Research
30 September 2019
30 September, 2019 in FENS News
The Rapid Response Network is calling on members of the United States’ scientific community to sign onto an open letter denouncing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to reduce and eventually eliminate animal research.
Speaking of Research Rapid Response Network denounces the EPA’s directive to aggressively reduce animal testing and end research with mammals under arbitrary deadlines. Speaking of Research Rapid Response Network believes this directive to significantly reduce and eventually eliminate animal safety tests by 2035 to be in direct conflict with the agency’s mission to protect the health of Americans, animals, and the environment. Animal-based research and testing is critical for understanding how new chemicals and environmental substances affect human and non-human animals.
Speaking of Research Rapid Response Network calls on the EPA to withdraw this directive.
The letter can be read and signed onto here.
Please note this letter is intended to come from the American scientific community, therefore all signatories must be U.S – based scientists, veterinarians or other laboratory staff or students from research organizations – public or private.
Speaking of Research Rapid Response Network is an initiative that aims to bring together scientists, veterinarians, animal care staff, and members of the public to uphold the principles of science, openness and the continuation of biomedical research.
For further information, please contact: action[a]speakingofresearch.com