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PETA awards $120,000 to Duluth Foundation for advancing non-animal tests
Date:9/24/2007

nt national goal, much like putting a man on the moon was in the 1960s," said Veith. "While we committed public money to create the technology for flying to the moon, there has been little public funding for the QSAR technology that eliminates the need for the animal tests used back in the 1960s. The Foundation is grateful to PETA for supporting this science and hopes the chemical industry and our government will do likewise."

In recent years, PETA has donated $760,000 toward the development of alternatives to animal testing. This award is funded by the estate of former Memphis resident Lavelle Shaw Brooks, who made a bequest dedicated to the development of alternatives to animal testing.

"Not only is testing toxic substances on animals cruel, it's also bad science," says PETA Director Jessica Sandler. "We hope that our gift to the International QSAR Foundation will be an incentive for others in the scientific community to move away from outdated, ineffective, and cruel animal testing."


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Contact: Holly Beal
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757-622-7382
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
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