The Chinese Government has signed a new memorandum of understanding [MOU] with an organization committed to innovative non-animal tests.
The MOU was signed this week in collaboration with the nonprofit Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Inc. [IIVS] - which urges governments to accept non-animal testing methods.
China currently requires cosmetics companies to test on animals in order to sell their products on the Chinese market.
IIVS was awarded a grant by PETA that allowed expert scientists to travel to China and offer guidance in replacing animal-testing methods with non-animal ones.
Under the MOU, IIVS will provide government leaders and scientists with training on animal-free testing methods.
As part of its outreach program, IIVS will be educating Chinese officials on alternative methods of testing through science-based advocacy.
PETA is hoping that the new MOU will accelerate the acceptance of animal-free testing methods by China.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are prepared in the author's capacity and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Plant Based News itself.Reuse this content
Diana is a London-based writer dedicated to bringing you the latest updates in ethical consumerism and plant-based nutrition. She is a recent media graduate with extensive journalistic experience, and writes in hopes of changing the narrative. You can follow Diana on Instagram and Twitter @dianalupica
Since you're here...
Plant Based News is a FREE service that receives millions of views each week. This takes a lot of our personal time, money and hard work. But we do it because we KNOW it makes a difference. If those following our reporting helped by contributing, we could do even more. Please consider supporting us so we can create further awareness about animal rights, environmentalism, ethical consumerism and the plant-based lifestyle. Not a false narrative - but information that empowers people to make better choices.