Cruelty Free International Seeks ‘More Humane’ REACH With Phase-In Registrations Now Wrapped
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
The NGO unveiled a six-point plan in July to reduce animal suffering under the European chemical regulation. Needs include greater funding to advance alternative methods and less red tape to encumber their regulatory approval, according to the animal-welfare group.
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