PETA Scientists Prepare to Participate in the World’s Largest Toxicology Conference! 60th The Society of Toxicology (SOT) annual meeting will be held from March 12 to 26, and will be attended by PETA scientists – well, at least virtually. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will be held in a virtual format to ensure social distancing. As in previous years, PETA scientists will be in attendance, highlighting the importance of advanced non-animal chemical testing methods for government regulators, scientists and academics.
The SOT Virtual Annual Meeting Benefit for PETA Scientists
While SOT’s annual meeting typically attracts over 7,000 attendees, this year’s virtual format allows even more people to attend. This means PETA scientists must reach their largest audiences while still providing important information about ethical animal-free testing methods.
PETA Promotes Animal-Free Testing Methods
At this year’s meeting, PETA scientists will present a modern approach to predicting whether a chemical will cause cancer. The currently used animal test – the results of which are not even relevant to humans – involves pushing tubes down the throats of rats and mice and pumping chemicals into their stomachs. The new approach will save tens of thousands of animals every year in the United States alone.
PETA scientists will also present several posters on how non-animal methods can be used to assess lung exposure to inhaled chemicals and other substances. The currently used animal test involves forcing rats, confined in severely restrictive tubes, to breathe toxic substances for several hours at a time, and then killing them.
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Scientists who share a passion for replacing animal testing with effective, effective non-animal methods can apply to join the team and take part in this life-saving effort.