5 Ways PETA Is Helping Animals in Laboratories This Week
- We did it! Thanks to PETA’s campaigning and scientific guidance, Congress has passed and President Joe Biden has signed the FDA Modernization Act 2.0, which allows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve drugs for human use without animal tests. This is the first change to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act regarding testing requirements since it was enacted in 1938!
- After receiving disturbing whistleblower photos, PETA investigated dubious Colombian organizations that have nabbed $17 million in taxpayer money from the National Institutes of Health, purportedly to develop a malaria vaccine through crude experiments on owl monkeys. In addition to revealing miserable, unsanitary conditions for caged primates, we uncovered multiple apparent violations of many research rules.
- Quebedeaux’s Transport, the animal trucking company involved in last year’s infamous Pennsylvania highway crash, has gotten out of the nasty business and ceased operation. This huge victory is the result of PETA’s deep dive into thousands of pages of federal documents and submission of evidence to multiple government agencies that the company appeared to be illegally delivering primates to laboratories.
- After the president signed the 2023 Omnibus Appropriations bill, which includes language blocking the funding of the U.S. Department of Justice’s gruesome training drills on animals in most circumstances, PETA urged U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to formally ban these deadly procedures—as we got the U.S. Coast Guard to do.
- In 2022, PETA pushed airlines to stop transporting monkeys, persuaded Taiwan to take more steps toward ending animal testing requirements, came out on top in lawsuits against secretive university laboratories, and more. Here’s the scoop on some of our top victories against vivisection in the last 12 months.