Federal Bill S-5 on Animal Testing Moves to Clause-by-Clause Analysis

The Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development has moved to clause-by-clause analysis of Bill S-5, the Strengthening Environmental Protection for a Healthier Canada Act, sponsored by Senator Marc Gold. During second reading debates on November 29th, Kaitlyn Mitchell, a staff lawyer at Animal Justice, urged to Committee to strengthen the Bill to better protect animals. Mitchell said: “By amending Canada’s toxics law, Canada has an exciting opportunity to phase out the unnecessary use of animals in painful toxicity testing, and to position Canada as a global leader when it comes to developing non-animal testing methods.”