- Margaret Hamburg, M.D.Commissioner of Food and Drugs, FDA
U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA): End Painful Tests on Animals
My name is Steve and I am eight years old. I asked my mom to help me write a petition to stop needless animal testing after I learned what the term "guinea pig" meant. I love animals and I am asking for your support.
The FDA requires pharmaceutical companies to carry out cruel and painful experiments using animals as part of the preclinical (non-human) process of drug development.
The FDA acknowledges that 92 out of every 100 drugs that successfully pass these animal tests fail or cause harm during clinical (human) trials. Despite this failure rate, the FDA continues to require that companies continue to subject test animals to cruel and lethal experiments.
Reliable, scientifically-valid, non-animal testing methods are available, and would produce safer, more effective drugs, at a significant cost reduction.
- Commissioner of Food and Drugs, FDA
Margaret Hamburg, M.D.
End Painful Tests on Animals
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