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The next FDA chief should follow Scott Gottlieb’s lead and end unnecessary animal testing

Scott Gottlieb, M.D.

By Scott Gottlieb (Original source The Hill)

“Last month, following an undercover investigation that documented the treatment of dogs at a laboratory in Michigan, the Humane Society of the United States persuaded Corteva Agriscience, a major pesticide maker, to stop a pesticide test that they contracted the lab to conduct on beagles. The release of hidden camera footage shined a light on the cruelty of animal testing for a range of products, including pesticides, drugs and dental implants, and the misery these dogs face every day. The beagles were confined to cages, wounded from surgery and force-fed dangerous substances, often resulting in death.

Most Americans would be shocked to learn that this is just one example of the widespread, unnecessary testing and subsequent killing of animals that government regulators, including our own Food and Drug Administration, often direct companies to do. The beagles from the Corteva study were saved, but thousands of dogs continue to suffer in labs in the United States and around the world. The time is ripe for change.”

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