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Monday, September 28, 2009

European Money Goes to Alternative Testing Research

Why is it so damn difficult to get the same kind of interest from the US government? I have yet to read anything official in which there is even an interest of getting away from these barbaric practices. We're not even talking drugs or medical treatment here, we're talking stupid cosmetics.

It's disheartening.

From the University World News...
A substantial fund of EUR50 million (US$74 million) is being offered to European research teams to develop alternatives to animal testing for cosmetics and related industries.

The joint partnership between the European Commission and the European Cosmetics Association (Colipa) is calling on scientists to develop proposals for studies into new non-animal testing methods before a February 2010 deadline.

1 comment:

Bea Elliott said...

Well at least this is good news in Europe. My thought on why we lag so far behind in our progressive attitudes towards nonhumans here in the US is good 'ol corporate-capitalism... It leaves little room for any "new system" that might threaten the old. :(