Environmental advocates push back when animal rights activists decry EPA policy

Proposed Environmental Protection Agency rules on how to prioritize testing of potentially toxic substances have sparked opposition from animal rights activists who warn implementation will mean more animal testing, a view that positions them in opposition to a group of consumer environmental health advocates. Andy Igrejas, director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, says animal testing is critical to keeping people safe, and EPA scientific advisory board member Holly Davies says any animal testing involved with classifying agents will be valuable.FiveThirtyEight (5/16)

We had curtailed a lot of this – sounds like a step backward. Big industry wants the animal testing since it is cheaper and easier than other methods. Doesn’t surprise EPA wants the change. It is easier for them too.

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