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2002-Oct-11: Sir Paul's Letter to the WWF

The Washington Post reports that yesterday Sir Paul faxed a "tough letter" to the chairman of the World Wildlife Fund, William Reilly, protesting the organization's support of animal testing.  The WWF is supporting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's "endocrine disrupter screening program" which uses animals to determine the toxicity of industrial pollutants.  On behalf of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Sir Paul wrote:
"I was appalled to learn . . . that the US office of WWF has been a driving force behind the design and development of the testing regime."
In response to Sir Paul's letter, WWF Vice President Richard N. Mott claims that mere thousands of animals are being exposed to industrial pollutants "so that many millions of animals around the world don't have to suffer through the uncontrolled chemical 'testing' that is already taking place. . . .We welcome the chance to have a dialogue with Sir Paul."

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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