The Animal Freedom from Testing, Experimentation, and Research (AFTER) Act was launched by Susan Collins (R-ME) and Gary Peters (D-MI) to make sure that all federal businesses utilizing lab animals have policies in place to facilitate the relocation of wholesome, retired animals.
“There is no reason regulated lab animals that are suitable for adoption or retirement should be killed by federal agencies,” mentioned Senator Collins. “Our bipartisan legislation would continue to build on the successful policies at DOD, VA, FDA, and NIH while directing all other federal agencies to facilitate and encourage the retirement of animals to help ensure they are placed in loving homes or sanctuaries.”
In 2019, over 38,000 animals have been utilized in authorities experiments for analysis functions. Animals included cats, canines, monkeys, and rabbits. Collins has been advocating for these animals’ retirement since 2013.
“Having led successful efforts to retire kittens, dogs, monkeys and rabbits from government labs and secure lab animal adoption policies at the NIH, FDA, and VA, we applaud Senators Peters and Collins for introducing the AFTER Act to ensure healthy animals in all federal labs get a second chance when experiments end. Taxpayers bought these animals, and a supermajority of us wants Uncle Sam to give them back,” shared Justin Goodman, vp of advocacy and public coverage at taxpayer watchdog group White Coat Waste Project.
Some of the terrible animal experiments which have been carried out by government businesses embrace, “damaging monkeys’ brains with toxic acid and subjecting them to bizarre and cruel behavioral tests” and testing drugs on dogs.
Animal testing is a ineffective and unethical a part of scientific analysis, the testing is discovered to be ineffective, as 95% of medicine that go animal exams fail on people. Numerous companies are standing up towards animal testing and not too long ago the USDA decided to remove some mammalian testing by 2025 however there’s extra to be executed and it’s time international locations ban animal experimentation altogether because it hurts humans as well.
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