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Minimization of Animal Testing in New Bill to Update U.S. Chemicals Legislation

Washington, D.C.—(April 28, 2015)—Following the mark-up and vote in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, S.697, Sara Amundson, executive director of Humane Society Legislative Fund is issuing the following statement:

“We applaud the efforts of Senators Booker, Vitter and Udall to include prescriptive language to reduce, and ultimately end, the use of animals in toxicity testing for existing and new chemicals, while still providing for public safety under the revised bill. It gives the Environmental Protection Agency increased authority to ask for information about industrial chemicals, and, for the first time in U.S. legislation, strongly supports the use and development of approaches that do not rely on animal testing.” Media Contact:

Media Contact
Samantha Miller: smiller@humanesociety.org; 301-258-1417

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The Humane Society Legislative Fund is a social welfare organization incorporated under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code and formed in 2004 as a separate lobbying affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States. The HSLF works to pass animal protection laws at the state and federal level, to educate the public about animal protection issues, and to support humane candidates for office. Visit us on all our channels: on the web at hslf.org, on our blog at animalsandpolitics.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/humanelegislation and on Twitter at twitter.com/HSLegFund.