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BASC seeks clarity on expanded SSPCA powers

In light of new investigatory powers granted to the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Animals (SSPCA), the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has issued a letter to Police Scotland and the Crown Office, urging them to closely monitor and guard against the potential for bias in any evidence gathered by the… Read more »

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There was a sharp increase in experiments on animals in 2008
Record rise in animal experiments

By Gabriel Huntley The number of experiments on animals rose by 14 per cent in 2008, according to statistics published by the Home Office today. The total number of procedures involving animals in 2008 was just under 3.7m, an increase of 454,000 from the previous year. This represents the biggest proportionate rise in animal experiments… Read more »