Outspoken watchdog group White Coat Waste Project recently released an analysis of nearly 200 new drug applications submitted to the FDA between 2000 and 2020 to describe the impact of animal modeling.
There is litle reason for these tests, and frankly I think we’d all be thrilled to no longer need them. The outdated regulations that drive to mandatory animal testing should be ended.
In the report, the organization took special aim at the use of beagles. Around 11,000 puppies and dogs were used to satisfy the FDA’s testing requirement during that 20-year period. And my puppy definitely not approve. Just thinking of all that wasteful testing puts him to sleep.