Europe Tests Established Chemicals on Millions of Animals

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28 February 2007

TO: All People Who Care

A   new   European   Chemical   Testing    Policy    called
REACH  has  now   been   finalised   by    the   European
Union.  Under  these  proposals   Chemicals    of    every
kind  - from  those used  in  industrial  processes to  the
ingredients  of  consumer products  - will   be  tested  on
Millions of  animals from  mice to  fish  to  dogs, causing
untold suffering.

Still worse,  because of  this reliance on outdated  animal
techniques, reliable  and  relevant  information will not be
provided and our safety will not be assured.

If  you  believe  that  REACH  should make  more  use  of
Alternative Testing   to   test  1000s  of   Chemicals  that
have  been   in   general   use  since   before  1985  then
please  take  action  now.

If  you are a  European  citizen  please  contact your local
papers  and   own   MEP  asking   them   to  promote   the
development  of  humane   non-animal   testing   methods
under  the  REACH  legislation, which  is  the  best   hope
we  have  for  sparing  animals  the  misery  of  a  testing

A  sample   letter  can  be found at the BUAV (British
Union for the Abolition of Vivisection) website at  (Select Campaigns,  Chemical Testing,
Get Active then Writing to the local press).

For   all  Non-European  members,  you   can  still   help.
Please tell  all  your colleagues and  friends in  the   UK
and   Europe   about  REACH.  Write  to  your  own  local
papers  to  try  and inform others  about  what   is  going
on in Europe.

The website for the European Parliament is .
Information  on  REACH,  the  New  European  Chemical
Testing Policy can be found here.

Everyone can help and you can make  a  difference.

Thank You

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