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Sickening rise in cruel animal experimentation in UK
The British public will be sickened by the huge increase in the number of cruel animal experiments. The 454,000 rise in the number of painful experiments in 2008 to 3.7 million is the biggest in modern times.
These records for dying animals in British labs - exposed by Uncaged - reveal the suffering lurking behind these figures:
Earlier in July 2009, Uncaged submitted the biggest animal welfare petition in British history with 1.5 million signatures to 10 Downing Street, calling on the UK Government to develop an explicit ‘road map’ for the end of animal experimentation. But the latest statistics reveal the Government’s deep contempt for the British public’s concern for animals.
Official talk of a commitment to ‘the 3Rs’ - the reduction, refinement and replacement of animal experiments - by Government and animal experimentation industry is just a smokescreen to hide the industrialised sacrifice of innocent animals.
Cruelty to any innocent animal - human or nonhuman - is a fundamental moral evil, and animal experiments have repeatedly been shown to be a grossly unreliable guide to human disease. Animal testers and their friends in Government are in a state of denial that is having catastrophic consequences.
This intensification of the systematic slaughter in British labs is a wake-up call for every one with a conscience to say - ‘enough is enough!’
Uncaged Campaigns 22.07.09