A government report published today reveals how more than 2.9 million animals were used in more than 3 million experiments in Great Britain in 2021.
Posted 30 Jun 2022
Posted on the 12th March 2009
A major new public opinion poll conducted in six European Union countries, demonstrates massive support for a ban on primate research and the end of the secrecy that governs the twelve million experiments conducted on animals throughout the EU every year.
The poll, conducted in February and March was commissioned by a coalition of 18 animal protection organizations known as The European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE). The six countries polled were France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, the Czech Republic and the UK.
The results come as the European Parliament is working on a new Directive that will revise the law governing animal experiments across Europe. The findings of the ECEAE poll are strongly at odds with many of the welfare-unfriendly proposals that are currently on the table in Brussels.
Results from the opinion poll show:
The next days and weeks are vital to the progress of Directive 86/609, which is currently being updated after 23 years.
Under massive pressure from pro-vivisection lobbyists, some MEPs are beginning to falter and support proposals that would seriously dilute protection for animals used in laboratory experiments. The new poll makes abundantly clear that the public will not tolerate cruelty and secrecy. It serves as a wake-up call to all of Europe’s legislators.
Write to your MEPs (you have more than one), informing them of the findings of this poll, and asking that they use their votes in the European Parliament to speed up the end of animal experiments and to provide maximum protection for those animals who continue to be used.
Posted 30 Jun 2022
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