Tell the FDA That Animal Tests Aren't Needed to Prove Rubbing Alcohol Safe!

  • by: PETA
  • target: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is calling for new animal tests on two very common substances: rubbing alcohol and a preservative in eye drops that has already been found to be safe for use in disinfectants and cosmetics. If the agency goes ahead with its plans, these tests will kill thousands of animals.

The ingredients will be applied to their skin, and then they will be killed and dissected. These tests won't prove that the ingredients are safe for humans because of documented differences between species and because animals are given unrealistically high doses in order to measure effects.

Please take a moment to politely urge the FDA to consider the extensive human experience with these substances, which dates back decades, instead of requiring manufacturers to test them on animals.
Dear [decision makers], 

I was shocked to learn that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is calling for animal tests for substances like rubbing alcohol and a common preservative in cosmetics. Both of these substances have a long history of safe use in humans and have already been found to be safe for use in other products.

Animal tests won't prove that these ingredients are safe for humans because of documented differences between species and because animals are given unrealistically high doses.

The FDA needs to bring its testing requirements into the 21st century. It must consider the extensive human experience with these substances, which dates back decades, instead of requiring animal more testing.

[Your comments here]

Sincerely, 
[Your name]
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