Animals dance in front of the European Parliament to denounce animal testing

This action was carried out by the association Peta (For an Ethical Treatment of Animals) and the Belgian organizations Gaia and Animal Rights.


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youn small group of people dressed as animals danced on Tuesday, between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m., in front of the European Parliament in Brussels, to the song by Lene Lovich and Nina Hagen “Do not kill animals”. They called, by means of banners and placards, to sign the European citizens’ initiative to encourage the European Union (EU) to gradually eliminate animal testing, starting with that launched for cosmetics.



The latter exceeded 640,000 signatures, but must reach one million by August 31 for the European Commission to examine the request.

This action was carried out by the association Peta (For an Ethical Treatment of Animals) and the Belgian organizations Gaia and Animal Rights. Some of their activists unfurled banners on the Place du Luxembourg with in particular two images of dogs highlighted their looks.

“If we reject experimentation on humans as unacceptable, how can we allow experimentation on other beings who experience pain and suffering as much as we do? asks Jen Hochmuth, campaign coordinator for Animal Rights.

The associations claim that more than 9 million mice, rats, fish, dogs and other animals were used in 2017 in scientific procedures within the European Union.

MEPs Caroline Roose (France Greens/European Free Alliance), Anja Hazekamp (Netherlands – Party for the Animals), Manuela Ripa (Germany – Ecologist Democratic Party), Michal Wiezik (Slovakia – progressive Slovakia) and even Martin Buschmann (Germany – Independent) moved to mobilization.

The European citizens’ initiative “For cruelty-free cosmetics – Commit to a Europe without experimentation” has been integrated by the “Cruelty Free Europe” network, the European Coalition to end animal testing, the Eurogroup for Animals, the animal protection organization Humane Society International Europe and PETA.



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