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World Day for Animals in Laboratories

Posted 6 April 2011

Every year inside British laboratories, more than three million animals are subjected to experiments, ranging from testing industrial chemicals and drug development to psychological testing and warfare research. Not only is animal research harmful to animals, it is also potentially harmful to people. Different species react very differently to different drugs and procedures. Drugs that are shown to be safe in animals may later prove to be dangerous in humans, while valuable cures and treatments can be missed if they fail in animal tests.

Events will be taking place around the world to mark World Day for Animals in Laboratories. In the UK, a national march and rally is being held in Manchester on Saturday April 16th, with campaign stalls and speeches, including a speech by Animal Aid’s new scientific consultant Dr Adrian Stallwood. The march will go past Manchester University, which carries out more animal experiments than any other university in the north of England. After the march there will be a social event, with stalls, vegan food and drink, and entertainment.

For more information on the march, including details of transport from around the country, visit The World Day website.

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