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  • 09
  • Sep

New Poll: Support for Animal Testing in Britain Continues to Decline

A new government-funded poll by Ipsos MORI shows that the British public continues to voice strong and ever-growing opposition to the use of animals in experiments and also continues to mistrust both experimenters and the inadequate rules governing this archaic and often discredited practice.

According to the latest figures:Support for animal testing declines in the UK

  • Thirty-two per cent of Britons object to the use of animals in experiments.
  • Thirty-one per cent have little to no faith in the regulatory system that governs animal experimentation.
  • Thirty per cent do not trust experimenters to avoid causing unnecessary suffering to animals.

These figures … Read more.


  • 11
  • Aug

The Scientists Who Are Determined to Stop Chemical Tests on Animals

Gilly and JuliaIt’s the largest animal testing programme in the world, but many people have never heard of it.

We’re talking about REACH – otherwise known as the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals in the European Union. The law states that animals must be used in tests only as a last resort, but since it came into effect in 2007, it’s estimated that a staggering 800,000 animals have already been poisoned and killed as part of the programme, including rabbits, mice, rats, guinea pigs and fish. Millions more could be subjected … Read more.


  • 10
  • Jul

Why Is Britain Going in the Wrong Direction on Animal Testing?

Today, the Home Office released statistics on the number of experiments on animals conducted last year. It’s not good news.

(video still) monkey with injuries being restrained by a personIn 2013, animal testers in Great Britain used more than 4.01 million animals in experiments, a 52 per cent increase since 2000. The number of experiments was the highest in a generation – a  step backwards for scientific progress in this country and a catastrophe for the millions of animals who live and die in laboratory cages.

Most of these animals lost their lives because of genetic engineering experiments, an imprecise, inefficient and … Read more.


  • 06
  • Jun

Why REACH Is Letting Animals Down

Animals are suffering in laboratoriesThis week, we learned that the European law Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals Regulation (REACH), which is meant to ensure that chemicals are tested on animals only as a last resort has failed miserably to protect thousands of animals from suffering and death.

According to a report published this week by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), the legislation failed to stop the following atrocities:

  1. Approximately 2,300 animals have had chemicals applied to their sensitive eyes or skin in new experiments, despite the fact that non-animal methods are available.
  2. One
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  • 28
  • May

We Have the Right to Know – Help Scrap Section 24

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Right now, animal tests in Britain are hidden behind a veil of secrecy. There’s a law that actually makes it illegal to share with the public what is being done to animals in laboratories – even though taxpayers’ money may be funding the experiments.

Now, at last, we have the chance to get rid of that law – Section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.

The UK government launched a public consultation to scrap Section 24, which has now closed. Thanks to everyone who responded to the consultation and asked Read more.


  • 21
  • May

Peter Gabriel: Don’t Shock, Poison or Kill the Monkey

Rock-and-roll icon Peter Gabriel has just taken time out from his European tour to sound off about an issue that is completely inexcusable – Air France’s involvement in trafficking primates for animal testing. In a letter that he sent to Air France CEO Alexandre de Juniac, the “Sledgehammer” singer points out that Air France is the only airline that still transports monkeys to laboratories where they are caged, experimented on and killed. He wrote the following:

Before arriving at their final destination, these intelligent, sensitive primates are torn from their homes and

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  • 12
  • May

Dr Jane Goodall Calls On Air France to Stop Cruel Monkey Business

JaneGlobally renowned primatologist Dr Jane Goodall certainly knows a thing or two about monkeys – since the 1960s, she has been conducting groundbreaking research into the lives of chimpanzees and other primates. So she speaks with authority when she describes the suffering of the animals who are shipped by Air France to laboratories.

In an e-mail to Alexandre de Juniac, the chair and chief executive of Air France, she explains:

You may not know this, but in the wild, long-tailed monkeys—the species Air France most commonly ships to laboratories—live in warm rain

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  • 02
  • May

Animal Testing ‘Secrecy Clause’ Section 24 Could Be Scrapped

Section 24 animal testing consultation launchedA step in the right direction! The UK government has just launched a public consultation to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding animal testing.

Section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 not only makes it illegal for information about animal experiments to enter the public domain, providing animal experimenters with a cloak of secrecy to hide behind, but also leads to wasteful, poorly conducted studies which delay medical progress and actually endanger human lives.

Every day, 11,000 animals are subjected to abuse and suffering in British laboratories that would … Read more.


  • 25
  • Mar

Gutsy US Congressman Takes On the Animal Testing Industry

Congressman Jim Moran proposes anti-vivisection bill in the USAA groundbreaking new bill could bring about an end to tests on animals for cosmetics products in the US!

Compassionate Congressman Jim Moran of Virginia has introduced the Humane Cosmetics Act, which, if passed, would make it illegal to conduct tests on animals for cosmetics in the US and to sell cosmetic products that have been tested on animals.

This would be huge. The US market is enormous and influential, so banning these cruel and archaic tests would save countless rabbits, mice, guinea pigs and other animals from having chemicals rubbed on … Read more.


  • 26
  • Feb

Inside Experimenters’ Monkey ‘Factory Farm’

Thousands of monkeys are imported to the UK for experiments each year. But where do they come from, and how do they end up in British laboratories?

A recent undercover investigation by the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has shed new light on the abhorrent primate trade. The graphic images from its exposé of a breeding facility in Mauritius – one of the biggest suppliers of laboratory monkeys in the world – tell a sickening story of routine abuse inflicted on monkeys, many of whom were snatched from the wild.

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Mother and child: … Read more.