The European Parliament just voted for an action plan to end animal testing, replacing them with efficient, human-relevant technologies. This is a win for the animals!!
The use of animal testing for cosmetics has been banned in the EU since 2009 but there were still 12 million animals bred and killed as test animals in 2017, mainly in scientific research.
“Parliament recognises that previous animal testing has contributed to research and medical advances, as well as safe vaccines including COVID-19 vaccines. MEPs understand that there are cases where animal experiments are still needed to gain scientific insights for certain diseases due to the current unavailability of non-animal methods,” as stated in press release.