The House Appropriations Committee’s Interior Subcommittee, a key Congressional committee, just passed out of subcommittee their bill to fund the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) next year. That bill’s accompanying report (which articulates what Congress wants EPA to focus on, among other things) contains this great language:
This means Congress, who funds EPA and ultimately calls the shots, is urging EPA to reduce reliance on testing in vertebrates.
Moreover, the language points out that non-animal methods have potential to outperform animal experiments.
Last year, this same committee, and ultimately all of Congress when the bill passed, asked EPA to report back to Congress on progress made in reducing chemical testing on animals.
Anyone who cares about animals suffering in unnecessary medical experiments should be grateful to the House Appropriations Committee’s members and the committee staff for helping to reduce unnecessary animal suffering.