South Korea National Assembly Considers Bill to Advance Animal-Free Testing Methods

A petition with 66,000 signatures was submitted to South Korea’s National Assembly urging passage of the Act on the Promotion of Development, Dissemination and Use of Alternatives to Animal Testing Methods. According to a recent survey, 81.6% of South Koreans expressed support for the legislation’s promotion of animal-free research alternatives. And estimated 4.8 million animals are used for testing annually in South Korea.