And I'm far from alone in my position. Our nation's leading scientists — experts at the National Academy of Sciences — have recommended a complete shift away from animal testing. According to Gallup polls, 41 percent of American adults and more than half of people under 30 oppose it, too. The European Union and the State of São Paulo, Brazil have banned animal testing for cosmetics. For other kinds of chemicals, the EU requires that animals be used only as a last resort, after all other, better methods to obtain information have been exhausted.