Last week, the government sent PETA its proposed new law on animal experiments – the one resulting from the long, long process of translating the 2010 EU directive passed into UK law. Parliament will only be permitted to rubber stamp the draft regulations so we can expect very few changes before the new law comes into force at the start of 2013.
PETA – and our fantastic supporters – have been working for nearly two years to ensure that implementing the directive wouldn’t lead to the standards of protection for animals in … Read more.
The government published its official response today to last year’s public consultation on the new EU directive on animal experiments. Thousands of PETA supporters responded to the consultation and contacted the minister on this matter because of the threat that standards in UK laboratories could be dropped even further. PETA is pleased to see that the government has resisted some of the most obvious threats that the new directive poses to animals in UK laboratories and has accepted many of the arguments that we put forward in our detailed response consultation … Read more.
UPDATE: China Southern Airlines has now shamefully resumed shipping primates to laboratories. This makes it, along with Air France, one of only two remaining major airlines that continue to faciliatate cruel experiments on monkeys.
Please click here to send a message to the airline urging it to stop trafficking primates: http://action.peta.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=5&ea.campaign.id=13644
After eight months of pressure from PETA US and its supporters, the prestigious scientific journal Nature has confirmed that China Southern Airlines is no longer transporting primates to the United States for use in experiments.
Because there remain few viable … Read more.
The Daily Mail yesterday carried the sickening and sad story of a PETA US exposé of a major laboratory in Washington state that experiments on monkeys.
A distraught employee of Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories contacted PETA US to report the suffering of monkeys used in the tests that the business performs on contract for drug and chemical companies. The Mail article paints a horrifying picture of monkeys shivering with cold because of the freezing liquids dripped into their veins, screaming and shaking while having blood taken and being tormented and terrified by the … Read more.
Each July sees the release of the depressing official figures for the number of animals used in laboratories in the UK. After last year’s slight dip, the statistics this year (for 2010) show a shameful but sadly predictable rise in the number of animals subjected to experiments in the UK. That total now stands at 3,642,517 animals (in other words, almost 10,000 animals per day!)
Cats could lose their special protection, leading to more suffering
Almost every single one of those animals will have been killed – either as part of the … Read more.