PETA Grant Enables Scientists To Guide Chinese Officials In Non-Animal Test Use
PETA awarded a grant to scientists at the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) late last year after learning that China was requiring cosmetics companies Avon, Estée Lauder, and Mary Kay - which had been on PETA's list of companies that don't test cosmetics on animals for decades - to pay for tests on animals in order to market their products in China. Scientists from IIVS traveled to China several times to offer their expertise and guidance.
"We're delighted that this grant has helped jump-start the acceptance of non-animal tests in China and grateful to Chinese officials for being so open to these discussions," says PETA Vice President of Laboratory Investigations Kathy Guillermo. "We congratulate them for acting swiftly to implement the first of several available non-animal tests."
Source: EurekAlert!, the online, global news service operated by AAAS, the science society
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