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ACTION ALERT: End EPA Animal Testing Requirements !!!

Animals  (tags: animals, EPA, testing, ban animal testing, animal welfare, environment )

- 3359 days ago -
The Environmental Protection Agency is spearheading a new approach to evaluating chemicals that could end the use of animals and we applaud them. Yet EPA still requires vast amounts of animal testing for pesticides, water pollutants, and other substances


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Stuart O (32)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 8:02 am
Test them on Rapists and Paedophiles rather than the innocent.

Annie Cowling (116)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 8:33 am
Signed, thank-you Simone

Pamylle G (458)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 8:54 am
Signed - thanks, Simone !

Nancy Welch (68)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 9:10 am
I agree with Stuart!

Kit B (276)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 9:57 am
Signed and sent emails...let's hope this has an impact.

clare h (38)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 10:11 am
There is no need for this to happen to animals there are far better tests out there and every day more and more ethical ways are being found, the governments of the world should be leading the way forward not holding on to the out dated cruel practices of the past.

Tierney G (381)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 10:11 am
Signed thanks Simone

Vukan Simic (121)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 10:52 am
Signed, TY

Cheree M (46)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 11:32 am
Petition signed, Noted & Email letters on the way, TY Simone!!
Thank you for taking action to ask EPA to end animal testing.

Lynn M (192)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 11:58 am
Signed- thanks Simone.

Patricia C (96)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 12:36 pm
Gladly signed Simone, thank you. This sickening abuse still goes on, I don't understand how the abusers LIVE with themselves....

Robyn L (80)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 12:50 pm
Spoke out, signed and noted, gladly!

Angelique van Egmond (38)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 12:52 pm
I can't sign this one because i don't live in the USA

Patricia N (41)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 12:57 pm
I agree with Stuart. Test them also on people on death row, save the taxpayers money.

Jennifer Johnson (0)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 1:04 pm
Signed and forwarded. Only one more thing to say: "Life is life - whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man's own advantage." ~Sri Aurobindo

Ron M (52)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 1:11 pm
I agree with Stuart as well but ONLY on people, not ALSO!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 1:18 pm
I am SO DISGUSTED with all these HORRIBLE unnecessary testings, DO THE RESEARCH...there are NO LAWS on the books forcing companies to test on animals, they prefer the alternative "chip" method... SIGNED and sent on >>>

Alice B (241)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 1:29 pm
NOTED & SIGNED!! This is the 21st century - we now have available human-genome-based advanced computer modeling e.g. bioinformatics. By comparison, animal "tested" research/drugs, of which over 90% fail human drug trials, and most of the remainder that 'pass' are found later to have counterproductive and harmful longterm side effects, are deadly to animals and humans alike.

Rhonda Maness (580)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 1:57 pm
Thank you for taking action to ask EPA to end animal testing
Thanks Simone

. (0)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 1:59 pm
Noted and signed, thank you Simone

Kari D (192)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 2:02 pm

Sally M (72)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 5:47 pm
Thanks Simone, wrote off comment and I hope this will be the beginning of the end of animal testing in any form, for any reason, whatsoever! No one life is worth more than another. I agree with Stuart O...if something absolutely must be tested, use it on convicted rapists and paedophiles....HA!

Sherry E (168)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 5:54 pm
Signed. Noted. And I agree 100% with Alice. Look at all the animals that die...and then the FDA passes it and it kills humans too? What is the point with testing on innocent animals. Burns me up! Thank you Simone.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 7:20 pm
Signed; thanks, Simone.

Rosemary R (642)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 8:52 pm
Simone signed >Thank you for taking action to ask EPA to end animal testing.Also forwarded to friends and posted on twitter page with thanks to you Simone.

Shirley S (187)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 9:01 pm
Noted & signed. I also agree with the above comments

Miriam Lesvy Coello Franco (0)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 10:00 pm

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 10:42 pm
Animals testing is stupid. Dont test on an animals if you want to find out about human illnesses.

Roseann d (178)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 11:03 pm
Ironic that they're called the Environmental PROTECTION Agency considering they kill the very beings that live in the environment. How about this...If you wouldn't drink it yourself...don't make it. How's that for saving millions in the budget?

Caree C (249)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 11:06 pm
Signed - thank you Simone.

sonsydee E (36)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 1:36 am
I agree with Stuart O,There is a growing number of convicts that do not deserve to walk this earth,use them for all testing.Animals do not deserve to be treated this way.

Tekla Drakfrende (82)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 1:45 am

Ginger Geronimo (438)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 2:11 am

Sign an online petition

And/Or make direct contact:

Lisa Jackson
US EPA Headquarters
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Mail Code: 1101A
Washington, DC 20460
phone (202) 564-4700


The Environmental Protection Agency is spearheading a new approach to evaluating chemicals that could end the use of animals and we applaud them. Yet EPA still requires vast amounts of animal testing for pesticides, water pollutants, and other substances.

Common types of EPA-required tests include widely condemned “lethal dose” methods, and other force-feeding or inhalation tests developed decades ago. So while science has progressed in every other discipline, animals are still being poisoned to assess the risks of chemicals.

Cara P (49)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 3:53 am
Signed, thanks. I think one of the major problems with animal testing is, the people who have power to stop it, the civilians are too ignorant to what happens. however, they prefer to stay that way. Last year i gave an oral presentation to my Studies of Religion class on the topic of animal vivisection. Just about all of them squirmed around in their seats saying "awww, but the puppies." unfortunately, sympathy doesnt get too far. action does.

Ana F (128)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 4:15 am

Jere W (9)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 5:31 am
Noted & signed. I feel testing on animals for anything is cruel and inhumane!

Mike M (8)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 6:43 am
Noted, signed

Debbie Peddicord (0)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 6:44 am

pam Ratanamangcla (0)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 6:45 am
Signed and thank you..

Donna B (39)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 7:12 am
Noted and actions taken.

Wednesday March 10, 2010, 7:45 am

Katie R. (7)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 8:00 am
Action taken.

Stuart O (32)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 8:24 am
Thank you to those who have backed up my comment at the top.

Yu L (41)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 10:51 am
sadly noted

Dianne D (490)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 11:23 am
We have to stop this insane use of animals for testing and experimenting on. Even the NIH admits that testing is unnecceaary in most cases.

Rod Gesner (60)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 11:55 am
While I Agree That Most Testing is Un needed; And Intruth Many Products That Are Tested Are Also UN NEEDED;
The Raging Push By Industry For Overconsumtion and Production For Profits With No Regard to the Consequences; Is Threatening Billions of Animals; But Without Some Standards for testing thses Products It Would Only Get Worse and Cause More Deaths and Torture Not Just to animals But Innocent People As well..
And Targeting Rapist and Pedofiles;
Is Just Sick Revenge Persecution;
Of People That Were Most Often traumatised and Tortured In Thier Childhood..

If Any of You Animal Rights Acivists,
Wants to Save an Animal From Such Abuse;
Why Don't You OFFER Yourself Up as a Test Subject?
As far as Testing an Appropriatly Karmiclly Linked Group;
Why Don't the Corp Execs and Stock holder step up
and Personally Submit to all the Testing
They are the ones That Profit;
They should Be the First to Take the Risks They want to Expose us To...

Of Course the Immediate Result of That Law, Would Be They Would Reduce Producing and Experimenting in Obviously DANGEROUS Products.

The Secondary Result would be fast Tracking Research and Production;
of All Alternatives to Human/Animal Testing

Rod Gesner (60)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 12:09 pm

OH, and By the Way Untill they Require Stock Holders and Execs to Submit to Testing;
I have No Problem With Testing Volunteers or Paid recruited Persons; Even Offering Reduced Sentances; For Less dangerous Prisoners; or Greater access to Music, Books, Better Food, For Those WHo Are Not EVER to Be released..

And yes,
Untill We Reprioritise Away From REVENGE Punishment of Our Fellow Man; And Shift Towards Investing in and Researching true Rehabilitation; We Will Have Prisoners That should Never Be Released;
That Doesn't Mean We have ANY RIGHT TO TORTURE THEM;
By Doing the Same Thing To Them;
WHAT RANK Hipocrissy....

Shirley Elliott (69)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 1:09 pm
Can't sign unfortunately as I don't live in America. But am totally against testing on animals and wish that it could be stopped all over the world!

Gillian M (218)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 1:38 pm
Noted & signed.

Claire N (20)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 1:47 pm
Can't sign as not in US.... sorry but well done everyone else keep up the isgnatures!

anabellie Carrazco (1)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 2:57 pm
if epa is for the enviorment then why are they animal testing if they love the evriorment

Wednesday March 10, 2010, 3:41 pm
have signed even though dont live in states. lol my secret. this is shocking, but it still goes on.
we have people in prisons who we call 'animals' for their crimes, so they should be tested first not the four legged variety.
Thanks for story

Maryanne C (111)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 3:55 pm
Signed and noted,thank you Simone.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 5:43 pm
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Erin R (181)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 7:14 pm
Noted & signed.

Erin R (181)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 7:16 pm
Thank you!

pam w (139)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 8:50 pm
How about testing on death row inmates? Give them a free phone call or something in return for being an experimental subject..... Oh...too cruel?

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 9:20 pm
Noted and signed. So sad to see the picture of the poor rabbit and her eyes.

Fallon Edmunds (10)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 2:48 am
Noted - but cant sign as not in USA

Agnes H (144)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 3:45 am
I agree with Deb A. and I signed and sent an online letter just like she did. And all my friends know where I live! My secret as well although if someone is serious about wanting to sign then contact me in my Inbox.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I agree with more people than Deb A. as I believe Rapists and Peadophiles ought to be used as well, at least we're rid of those " Animals" Use the 2 legged ones before the 4 legged ones.

I believe you can always find a way to sign IF you want to do it badly enough!!!!!!!

linda b (186)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 5:48 am
There should be no animal testing period, never mind "animal testing requirements" there's no need test on defenceless animals. If testing needs to be done then the testers should should test on themselves then they'd find out how the chemicals work.

. (0)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 9:22 am
Wish i could sign, but i'm canadian. total rip off.

kaye whelpton (38)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 9:40 am
This sickens me i just wish i could stop the pain away from these poor creatures.

NoEmailsPls W (95)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 9:43 am

Yu L (41)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 10:04 am
thanks again, simone

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 10:42 am
There is no need for animal testin its cruel i dont buy anything tested on innocent life.

La Eva Maritha B Okoye (3)
Friday March 12, 2010, 4:31 pm
These poor animals and still they have not done anything to deserve this cruel tests. Do them on Urselfs instead. Or let people that use those things, Ur testing on animals, test it on them.

Carol L (219)
Friday March 12, 2010, 6:50 pm
Signed and noted.

Julija M (2)
Friday March 12, 2010, 9:58 pm
Noted and signed, thank you.

Dell J (4)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 2:43 am
It's sickening.

Vesna D (15)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 5:15 am
What is cost of such experiments? Cruel!

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 6:39 am
Stop all testing on animals. Stop it now.

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 7:04 am
I agree with Stuart O. noted

Tonya B (120)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 8:55 am
Signed and noted.

Mervi R (74)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 10:34 am
Noted and signed.

Seth E (82)
Wednesday March 17, 2010, 10:38 pm
noted and signed

Dianne D (490)
Wednesday March 31, 2010, 12:45 pm
Petition signed. There is no need for animal testing or experiments. Lets get this thing stopped.
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