On June 22, the Humane Society International was in attendance as President Obama signed a measure which will make dramatic reductions inanimal testing.
“For the first time...we’ll actually be able to regulate chemicals effectively.” —@POTUS on #ChemicalSafety Act: https://t.co/3YoAKwoq9G
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 22, 2016
The American President revised the TSCA, the Toxic Substances Control Act, making changes to the 40-year-old law which regulates the use of chemicals. Congress also stated that they will develop new and alternative methods to reduce testing on animals.It is hoped that the law will move animal testing away from chemicals, pesticides and cosmetics, minimising their exposure to dangerous substances.
Source: @Sara Amundson/ HSLF
This is certainly a step in the right direction for this dated practice.And it's not just the US who are making changes: cosmetic animal testing and trade was banned in the EU in 2013, shortly followed by India and soon to be implemented in Australia too.
This is great news for animal rights, but also for humans. Companies are waking up to the inhumane reality of animal testing and finally starting to invest in new technology which will guarantee a safer future for animals and better results for humans too.Obama's new law will help put an end to the cruel mistreatment of animals and open up a new horizon.
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H/t: @Humane Society