On the occasion of the International Day against Animal Testing, the Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG) demands a stop of animal testing and their replacement by alternative ways of testing.
Ska Keller, co-spokesperson of FYEG, says: “Every year, 11 million animals are tortured for the purpose of testing in the EU. This is an increase of 12% compared to the situation 4 years ago. FYEG believes that this is a bad development; this cruelty against animals needs to be stopped.”
Joke Van de Putte, EU affairs coordinator of FYEG, adds: “Instead of testing and killing more and more animals, alternative methods for testing medications have to be used and developed. Animal testing for cosmetics cannot be accepted. We appeal to everybody only to buy cosmetic products which were produced without animal testing!”