Italy Passes Sweeping Reforms for Animals in Laboratories
Animal Rights Article from

From People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
August 4, 2013

Here's some great news to kick off the new month: Italy's parliament has passed a whole series of new laws restricting experiments on animals!

Among other things, the new regulations ban:

  • The breeding of dogs, cats, and primates for experimentation
  • The use of animals in military exercises and experiments
  • All experiments involving alcohol, drugs, and tobacco
  • Using live animals in education, except for training doctors and veterinarians
  • Any painful experiment without the use of anesthesia, except for testing the effects of analgesia or anesthetics

Italy's positive steps forward, which will likely undergo a review by the EU before being enacted officially, come just months after an EU ban on the sale of cosmetics that were tested on animals went into effect.

The U.S. is still lagging behind our European friends when it comes to protecting animals from torturous experiments, although the many victories m make a world of difference for animals in laboratories.

Return to Animal Rights Articles