WASHINGTON DC — The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that they intend to fully eliminate animal testing by 2035.
The EPA has relied on animal testing to evaluate the risks of chemicals and pesticides to human health but has taken steps in recent years to move toward new alternatives and technologies. The Toxic Substances Control Act that was amended in 2016 to reduce reliance on animal testing as well.
Animal rights groups, including the Humane Society and PETA, praised the move.
The agency said that they will provide over $4 million in grant funding to five universities, to research alternative test methods, like computer modeling and invitro testing.