Hundreds of animal rights activists mark World Day for Animals in Laboratories

Posted on the 29th April 2024

Saturday saw hundreds of animal rights activists joining together in Liverpool to march peacefully through the city to mark World Day for Animals in Laboratories.

Activists from Nottingham, Yorkshire, Surrey, Essex and many other parts of the country joined together to remember animals and observe a two-minute silence on this important day.

Our Head of Campaigns, Jessamy, spoke at the beginning of the march, which then set off around the city, stopping at various points to hear from activists about the importance of being active, grassroots activism and our attitudes to animals and their suffering. The human activists were joined on the march by many dogs, a poignant reminder of the thousands of dogs who are used and killed in laboratories in Great Britain each year.

Jessamy spoke about the LD50 and the LC50 test, how incredibly cruel and unreliable they were, and urged everyone to contact their MP about animal experiments and to ask them to support our two ‘asks’:

  • Existing funding, resources and expertise to be diverted away from animal experiments and used to significantly increase the development and promotion of non-animal methodologies.
  • A timetabled roadmap to urgently end all animal experiments, starting with an immediate ban on all research which is not legally required or where non-animal methodologies already exist.
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