The Environmental Protection Agency, the National Toxicology Program, and the National Institutes of Health have all signed a "Memorandum of Understanding" to develop new methods of evaluating the safety of drugs and chemicals for humans.
Martin Stephens of the Humane Society of the United States said, "We believe this is the beginning of the end for animal testing. We think the (conversion) process will take about 10 years."
Are government agencies finally realizing what animal rights activists have known for years? Testing on animals yields no results that are beneficial to humans.
So, what new methods do they plan on utilizing? Human cells and computerized testing machines. Am I the only one wondering why they're only realizing this now? I've never understood why scientists didn't just grow human cells in labs and test directly on those.
Regardless, this is a huge win for animals. I wonder if this has to do with the increasing pressure animal rights activists are putting on government agencies and corporations. I'd like to think so. Let's keep the pressure on them. When animal testing is a thing of the past, people will look back on it in horror and wonder why it was ever done in the first place. Let's send it to the history books as soon as possible.
Here's the article I came across in USA Today: Three U.S. agencies aim to end animal testing.