Volume 94 Issue 37 | pp. 22-23 | C&EN Talks With
Issue Date: September 19, 2016

C&EN talks with Amy Clippinger, PETA scientist

The associate director of the PETA International Science Consortium works to develop and promote alternatives to animal testing
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Analytical SCENE, Biological SCENE
Keywords: toxicology, animal testing, PETA, in vitro methods

The relationship between animal rights organizations and the scientific community is often framed in ­adversarial terms. But over the past few years, organizations such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have sought a place in the scientific dialogue by promoting the scientific merits of devising alternatives to animal testing. With both the U.S. and Europe modernizing chemical testing legislation, the field of toxicology is especially ripe for new techniques. . . .

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Alla Katsnelson is a freelance writer. This interview first appeared in ACS Central Science: cenm.ag/clippinger. It has been edited for length and clarity.

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