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EU Rejects Bid to Ban Animal Testing in European Labs

An EU-wide campaign to stop laboratory experiments on animals has failed to persuade the European Commission to impose a ban. The Commission said the EU was aiming to phase out animal testing, but it was still too early to ban tests on live animals conducted for medical research. The campaign group Stop Vivisection gathered 1.1 million signatures in a bid to change the law. The Commission says a 2010 directive allowing animal tests will remain law. It sets out detailed animal welfare rules for scientists conducting lab tests on animals. Drug treatments and chemical toxicity are two of the most important research areas for such tests, and in most cases mice or rats are used. Cosmetics cannot be tested on animals under EU law.

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