The campaign to end animal testing is gaining traction. It has become increasingly difficult to do research on chimpanzees in the US according to the Executive Director with the Nonhuman Rights Project. In Mumbai, the Nonhuman Rights Project is fighting to raise the legal status of animals from “thing” to “person with legal protection”.
Research also indicates that testing on animals is not necessarily applicable to humans and can lead to setbacks in drug development for humans. Novel methods such as organs on chips and mathematical modelling are being used more and more for toxicity testing and are advancing the field of non-animal research.