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  • 12
  • Oct

What Next for Animals in UK Labs?

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I’ve just popped down, along with colleagues from other anti-vivisection groups, to meet with Liberal Democrat MP Lynne Featherstone, the new government’s Home Office minister responsible for regulating animal experiments. Here’s why:

When the new coalition government came into power back in May, our ears pricked up at its commitment to “work to reduce the use of animals in scientific procedures”. As we noted at the time, although the statement was not a promise to actually bring down numbers, it was nevertheless a welcome pledge to … Read more.


  • 07
  • Jul

EU Lawmakers Fail Animals Who Are Suffering in Laboratories

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I have some disappointing news to report. In an obscure committee room in Brussels last month, the new European law governing animal experiments was effectively signed, sealed and delivered – and it’s not what we had hoped and worked for. Although there are several steps the new directive still has to go through before it actually becomes law, all the political players have already agreed on the outcome, and it’s unlikely that anything of significance in the text is going to change now.

How a New Law Gets Made

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