Dutch Government Announces Plan to Eliminate Animal Safety Testing by 2025
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) announced that the Dutch government unveiled its plan to phase out the use of animals in safety tests by 2025. According to their post, PETA UK and PETA Netherlands attended a meeting in Hague, in which:
“Dutch Secretary of State for Economic Affairs Martijn van Dam announced his intention for the Netherlands to end the use of animals in safety tests for chemicals, food ingredients, pesticides, veterinary medicines and vaccines by 2025.”
While the ban does not apply to animals used in tests in the realm of human illnesses, PETA has stated that it “commends the Netherlands on its goal to lead the world in innovative animal-free science,” while still urging the Dutch National Committee for the Protection of Animals Used in Scientific Research (NCad) to “act expediently to end experiments in the areas of illnesses.”
You can view the full NCad report here and learn more about their plan and schedule to make the transition to non-animal research a reality.
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