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Goodall's plea to end animal testing in Europe

May 28, 2008 |  7:32 pm

Jane_gooddall_addresses_the_media_2Jane Goodall and other scientists are appealing to the European Union to end animal testing in medical and other scientific research. The Canadian Press reports:

"We need to recognize at the outset that what we do to animals from their perspective certainly, and probably from ours, is morally wrong and unacceptable," Goodall said. Goodall, the world's best-known observer of the behaviour of chimpanzees, is a longtime campaigner for animal rights.

She presented a petition bearing 150,000 names to legislators from the European Parliament. It called on both the parliament and the EU's executive office to find methods of testing that do not involve animals.

Goodall revolutionized research on primates during the 1960s when she studied them at close range in Tanzania.

Photo: Yves Logghe/Associated Press

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