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BUAV launches government e-petition calling for parliamentary debate on animal experiments

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. This year is crucial for animals in laboratories as the Government is currently considering its approach to three key aspects of animal testing:

· the adoption of a new EU Directive on animal experiments into UK law
· a strategy to fulfil the Government pledge to reduce the use of animals in scientific research
· the Government’s position on a possible delay to the 2013 deadline for the EU marketing ban on new animal tested cosmetics.

The BUAV’s Chief Executive, Michelle Thew said, “The BUAV believes that it is an important time for Parliament to debate animal experimentation. Animal testing is an issue of great concern to politicians and the public and has been widely reported in the media over the past few months. We call on everyone who cares about animals to sign and share the BUAV petition calling for a Parliamentary debate on animal experiments.”

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The petition can be signed at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/16328

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