EPA IMPLEMENTS NON-ANIMAL EYE IRRITATION TESTING
On June 2nd, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will use a new labeling initiative which will mean the difference between life and death for countless rabbits that would otherwise be blinded and killed in inhumane and outmoded eye irritation tests. Such consumer groups as Procter and Gamble, Dial, Clorox, Colgate Palmolive, S.C.. Johnson and Sons, etc., and animal protection organizations with support from the Institute for In Vitro Sciences have developed this groundbreaking effort! According to the HSLF, the conventional animal test involved using crude 1940s scoring system, the degree of swelling, inflammation and other types of eye injury for up to 3 weeks WITHOUT PAIN RELIEF to determine the degree to which irritant effects are reversible over time.
SEAL FUR PRICES FALL AND THREE-FOURTHS OF SEALS SCHEDULED TO DIE WERE SPARED
There was a dramatic decline in the number of seals scheduled to be bludgeoned or shot to death. According to PETA, more than 300,000 seals were scheduled to die but the price of seal fur has fallen as the public’s disgust over the slaughter increases. As a result, more than 200,000 did not suffer a cruel fate. The blood baths on the ice are shown in the media – where hooks are sent smashing into their skulls, eyes, cheeks or mouth. The European Union and the U. S. have banned seal products. Canada is preparing to host the 2010 Winter Olympics. PETA has set up a new website: OlympicShame2010.com so that you can help save baby seals.