animal testing: EDM 716 – ask your MP to sign NOW

Posted on November 13, 2012

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Today (13th November), the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) posted a news item on their web-site titled ‘BUAV Early Day Motion calls for greater transparency in animal experiments’.

‘… Jim Dowd MP has tabled Early Day Motion 716 on behalf of the BUAV to highlight a recent opinion poll which showed low levels of public confidence in the regulatory system of animal experiments in Great Britain. Less than half of the respondents in the Ipsos MORI survey believed that the current rules on animal experiments are well enforced, and one third had a lack of trust in the regulatory system.

In response to the opinion poll, there has been a call for greater transparency around animal experiments, which is something the BUAV has been campaigning for over recent years. Successive Governments have been looking at the issue, which is governed by Section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, but have yet to act. Although a recent opportunity to do so presented itself during the transposing of the new European Directive into UK legislation, the Government has instead opted to launch a separate review.

The EDM already has cross party support, but please write to your MP and urge them to sign this EDM and back our call for greater transparency in animal experiments.

For further information on the recent opinion poll …’

Read the item at www.buav.org/article/1136/buav-early-day-motion-calls-for-greater-transparency-in-animal-experiments

Please support the BUAV and all their campaigns.

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