COMMUNICATIONS NEWS: RSPCA slams EC on unnecessary tests by chemical firms

RSPCA has attacked the European Commission for proposing legislation that it claims will result in up to 30,000 chemicals being unnecessarily tested on animals.

The charity intends that its awareness-raising campaign will lead to the development of alternative non-animal test methods for companies working with chemicals. It is calling for data-sharing by companies involved in animal testing to be made mandatory.

The draft proposals require all chemicals to be tested in set ways, regardless of how and where they are used by companies.

"Instead of just prescribing a list of chemical tests, the legislation should be based on what the information from these chemical trials is needed for," said Marlou Heinen, senior manager of EU policy and public affairs at the RSPCA.

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