Public Consultation: End Toxicity Tests on Animals as Quickly as Possible
Each year in Canada, tens of thousands of animals suffer in toxicity tests that cause severe pain, extreme distress, and often death. Animals can be burned or wounded without pain relief, forced to eat deadly substances, or have harmful chemicals spread on their skin.
The House of Commons recently passed Bill S-5, Strengthening Environmental Protection for a Healthier Canada Act. This Bill will help finally phase out toxicity tests on animals—and now Canadians have an important opportunity to ensure it happens as quickly as possible.
Federal government agencies are consulting the public until June 9 on whether to amend regulations relating to chemicals and polymers under Act. We’re asking for the regulations to be amended to eliminate unnecessary toxicity testing on animals and to phase it out altogether by 2035 at the latest—which is the deadline in the governing Liberals’ 2021 election promise. Join us in speaking up!