5 out of 6 stars The Big 5 have finally accepted a global anti-animal testing ban.
In a letter to pharmaceutical companies and other companies involved in the industry, the leaders of the world’s biggest companies signed an agreement that calls for an end to all testing and testing of animals for pharmaceutical drugs and vaccinations.
The move follows a recent agreement by more than 200 companies in December to ban animal testing of their products.
“The agreement signed today is an important step forward to protect the health and well-being of all animals,” the letter said.
The agreement is the result of a long-running campaign by animal rights activists, including the United Nations, the European Union, and animal rights groups in the United States, China, and the United Kingdom.
It also follows an unprecedented international agreement in February by governments in Europe and Australia to ban all animal testing.
The letter also says that all animals are equal, including animals living in laboratories.
The leaders of major companies have come to the agreement after months of work by leading scientists who have studied animal testing and its effects.
The industry leaders also agreed to create an independent commission to monitor animal welfare, animal testing, and their use.
The deal also requires that the companies disclose all animals tested, and any negative results to the public.
In an effort to prevent animal testing from hurting people and animals, companies will be required to keep records of the animals and other information on them for at least five years.
Companies will also have to ensure that all testing is carried out by qualified experts, and that any positive results are shared with the public so that it can be shared with animal welfare organizations.
It will also require that all tests be performed on animals only, with no human testing or other procedures.
“We are delighted to see the leaders in the pharmaceutical industry agree to an agreement on animal-tested drugs and medicines, and we look forward to working with them to promote a sustainable approach to this important issue,” Dr. Paul Offit, CEO of the United Sates Animal Welfare Council, said in a statement.
The statement also said that the agreement “is an important first step forward in our fight against the widespread use of animal testing.”
“This agreement will help prevent animal cruelty and save the lives of millions of animals, as well as ensure that animal testing is a last resort for drugs, vaccines, and other products,” Offit added.
Read the full statement.