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European Commission Delays Revision of Animal Testing Law

Posted 19 September 2008

Animal Aid is deeply dismayed by the Europeans Commission's decision to again postpone revision of Directive 86/609/EEC – the 20-year-old legislation governing the use of animals in experiments.

The process of revising the outdated and inadequate legislation began nearly six years ago. However, the Commission has repeatedly delayed the publication of its proposed changes. An announcement on Friday 12th September, 2008 promised the long-awaited publication was just a few days away, but it has now been dropped from the agenda.

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Please let the Commission know how disappointed you are by its continued failure to improve the protection of laboratory animals in Europe. Email Stavros Dimas, Commissioner for the Environment, and urge him to publish the proposed revision of Directive 86/609/EEC immediately.

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