Massachusetts: Urge your state representative to support H.966
Every year, hundreds of thousands of animals suffer and die in product testing in the U.S. In typical toxicity tests, harsh chemicals are applied to an animal’s skin, forced down their throat or into their lungs and dripped into their eyes—pain relief is not provided and the animals are usually killed at the end of the tests.
Recently, gut-wrenching footage of the agony dogs, monkeys, mice, rats and other animals endure inside the laboratory was captured by our undercover investigator, who spent over six months at an Indiana testing facility documenting the unfathomable cruelty of life—and death—for animals at the laboratory.
Animal testing is done to determine whether a substance is toxic to humans, but these kinds of tests are outdated and don’t accurately predict outcomes in humans, all while causing animal suffering. Fortunately, many non-animal tests have been, and continue to be developed. These new methods provide data that is more relevant to humans, often at a great savings of time and cost.
Massachusetts legislators are currently considering a critical bill that will require companies to utilize non-animal testing methods when available for certain products. But we need your help to ensure that this lifesaving bill is passed.
Please take a moment to contact your Massachusetts state representative and urge them to support H.966 to protect animals used in experiments using the form below.