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June 05, 2020 - PETA India

Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission Plans to Nix Deadly Vaccine Test on Animals

Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission Plans to Nix Deadly Vaccine Test on Animals
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With support from PETA India, the Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC) is making changes to prevent animals from being killed in redundant, lethal experiments. In its proposal, the IPC has removed the abnormal toxicity test from the Indian Pharmacopoeia – the official compilation of approved tests for drugs manufactured and marketed in this country.

The IPC will remove the requirement to inject guinea pigs and mice with a vaccine under the guise of looking for harmful contaminants. For each batch of a vaccine tested, all animals must survive injections. If animals die, the test is repeated, and animals who don’t die during the experiment are killed at the end of the test. This change will spare the lives of thousands of animals each year.

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