Tell Canada to Move Away from Toxicity Tests on Animals
Animals in Labs Article from All-Creatures.org

FROM AnimalJustice.ca
April 2021

Canada falls far behind other industrialized nations when it comes to protecting animals from the misery of laboratory testing.

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The government of Canada has introduced important updates to Canada's national pollution-prevention law, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. This is great news for the health of Canadians and the environment—and animals. The updates also recognize the need to promote the development and use of non-animal testing methods to reduce the use of animals in painful toxicity tests.

But more needs to be done to translate words into real action. Unless the planned updates are strengthened, the government’s proposed changes could have the unintentional and unnecessary effect of increasing painful toxicity testing on animals.

Canada falls far behind other industrialized nations when it comes to protecting animals from the misery of laboratory testing. Canada currently tests on well over four million animals every year—including mice, fishes, dogs, cats, rabbits, rats, monkeys, cows, and more. They endure horrific and heartbreaking pain and suffering in tests for household products, pesticides, drugs, and cosmetics.

There are currently no national laws protecting animals in labs, and no federal oversight of testing procedures or the conditions in which these animals are kept. In 2019, Canada failed to pass a bill that would have outlawed cosmetic testing on animals nationwide.

Please tell the government to do more to protect laboratory animals and genetically modified animals from needless suffering.

SIGN THE PETITION HERE

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