NEW VIVISECTION DIRECTIVE:
ANIMALS IN LABORATORIES NEED YOU!
The long process of rewriting the law that governs vivisection across the whole of the EU has reached another critical point – and YOUR HELP IS URGENTLY NEEDED to ensure that animals in laboratories get the best available protection.
DEADLINE FOR RESPONSES IS SEPTEMBER 5.
Animal Aid, as our supporters will know, wants to see an end to all animal research because it is immoral and of no value to human medicine. But the new Directive 2010/63/EU doesn’t offer that option. Some of its provisions represent a modest improvement on current UK standards (for example, the implementation of ‘thematic reviews’ of groups of experiments with a view to replacing them with non-animal methods). Other provisions threaten to make matters even worse than the current position (such as formally licensing researchers to subject animals to severe, prolonged suffering without any clear limits).
We recognise that responding to Home Office consultation documents is not fundamentally concerned with the abolition of animal experiments, but if a sufficient number of compassionate people register their feelings we can help limit the terrible burden that falls upon animals in laboratories.
The consultation document is long and complex but we have made things simple for you by offering suggested responses for the 30 or so questions we think are most urgent. Included in our guidance document is key background to the questions as well as proposed answers.
Responses can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or they can be posted to: Animals Scientific Procedures Division, Home Office, 4th Floor, South West Seacole Building, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF.
The deadline is 5th September.
Here are the consultation questions
Read Animal Aid’s suggested response
View the full consultation