U.S. Moves to Minimize Animal Testing
Los Angeles, CA – President Barack Obama signed into law last week the revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which includes new chemical safety measures to minimize animal testing. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) commends this progress.
TSCA now discourages the use of chemical testing on vertebrate animals. Furthermore, TSCA requires the Environmental Protection Agency to create a database of alternative testing methods in two years’ time.
“This is an important first step in our becoming a more humane, compassionate nation,” said spcaLA President, Madeline Bernstein. “We commend President Obama and encourage the EPA to act now.”