The BUAV is calling on the UK Government to disassociate itself from the cruel trade in wild-caught nonhuman primates for research. Despite a widely publicised ban on the use of wild-caught primates in UK research since 1997, there is no protection for the offspring of wild-caught primates or primates exported from farms which trap wild primates for breeding purposes.
An Early Day Motion (EDM 2244) tabled by Adrian Sanders – MP for Torbay – is supporting the BUAV's call to the UK Government to maintain and enforce higher standards when it implements new UK animal testing legislation. The EDM has already received cross-party support.
Scottish and Northern Irish politicians have tabled motions calling for more control over animal experiments.
MPs Charles Kennedy, former leader of the Liberal Democrats, Zac Goldsmith (Richmond Park), Mary Glindon (North Tyneside), Nic Dakin (Scunthorpe) and Mike Crockart (Edinburgh West) have declared their support for BUAV’s No Cruel Cosmetics campaign to end animal testing for toiletries and cosmetic products sold in the EU.
The BUAV has launched a new Government e-petition calling for a Parliamentary debate on animal experiments. In 2010, the UK used over 3.6 million animals in experiments, reaching a 25 year high.
Commenting upon the Report, ‘Review of Research Using Non-Human Primates’ the BUAV today expressed deep concern over this chilling insight into primate research in the UK. Legislation introduced 25 years ago designed to give primates special protection is clearly failing.
The BUAV has today criticised a 17% increase in the number of animals used in experiments in Scotland during 2010. The total number of animals used was 579,905, which is 85,321 more than in 2009.
The BUAV has welcomed the outcome of a review by the UK Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) into unnecessary animal testing of some veterinary drugs. This development comes as the Home Office announces a shocking 3% increase in the number of animal experiments in 2010 (3.7 million experiments were started on 3,642,517 animals).
The BUAV is shocked by the increase in the number of experiments carried out on animals in the UK during 2010. This increase is despite a government pledge to reduce the number of animals used in experiments.
An Early Day Motion (EDM 2014) tabled by Bob Russell – Liberal Democrat MP for Colchester – is supporting BUAV’s Cargo Cruelty campaign and urging the Government to call on airlines to stop transporting monkeys around the world for research (1).
The European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE), a coalition of key animal protection groups across the EU, has today warmly welcomed the news that two more EU countries, Austria (1) and Belgium (2) have joined Sweden in standing by the 2013 deadline for a ban on marketing new animal tested cosmetics.
Ian Murray, MP for Edinburgh South, can proudly declare that his constituency office is cruelty-free. Ian has taken the step to ensure that all the cleaning products used are cruelty-free, only using those approved under the BUAV’s Humane Standard symbolised by the Leaping Bunny trademark.
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