We need to do more to find alternatives to animal testing

This week I am backing a campaign which if successful could lead to vastly increased funding for alternatives to animal testing.

I am calling on the European Commission to look at various options to increase the funding that goes into research on alternatives, including the viability of a 1% research levy on the selling price of products that contain ingredients that have been tested on animals.

I do understand that at present many researchers argue that some animal experiments are necessary to ensure the safety of products as there are no sufficient alternatives available. Therefore this proposal would go a long way to helping develop suitable alternatives. More information on the campaign can be found here

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