The TSPCA Education department has had a busy week!
We were very happy to meet with over 100 students from Hess English School and HouPu Elementary School and share our animal welfare knowledge! All the students were very excited to learn about animals and had lots of great questions for our animal welfare teachers!
1. The passing of legislation is crucial for Taiwan and the Taiwanese market. Only once legislation has passed, will the market demand for alternative methods increase (the global alternative toxicity testing market will reach 9.9 billion US dollars by 2017, for Taiwan to take full advantage of this new market
opportunity,legislation must be passed first). Legislation will also help in accelerating Taiwan's scientific progress as well as enhancing its international image.
2. Taiwan's ban would take place in phases, starting with a testing ban, followed by a phased in a sales ban.
3. Only after the fixed cut off date (the date legislation takes effect) will animal experiments be banned, any products or ingredients tested on animals before the fixed cut off date wont' be affected.