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Once-in-a-generation opportunity to end lab secrecy.

We have our first opportunity in more than 25 years and, quite possibly the last in another generation, to sweep away the secrecy surrounding animal experiments in UK laboratories.

The Government...

European Commission review lab animal laws.

The National Anti Vivisection Society worked hard to protect the millions of animals used in research every year, when the European Directive governing their use was implemented into the UK. A decade on,...

Ill informed “scientific” opinion fails primates in research.

As part of a review of the European Directive on animals in research, the European Commission requested the Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) to update its previous...

Political Animals 2015: The Laboratory Primate Trade

Last year, the NAVS exposed two more laboratory monkey supply facilities, Biodia in Mauritius and Noveprim in Spain. The exposé revealed: monkeys torn from the wild, destroying family groups pregnant...

Political Animals 2015: Kick Animal Testing Out of the House

It is over 15 years since the UK unilaterally banned the testing of cosmetics on animals, which was followed by a comprehensive EU-wide ban and a raft of replacement techniques being developed. This was...

Political Animals 2015: Government intervenes to expand UK laboratory beagle supply

Plans to extend a beagle breeding facility in Yorkshire were approved by Secretary of State Greg Clark in July, overturning the decision of the local council and contradicting a ruling by former Secretary...

Political Animals 2015: Thematic Review - A targeted approach to replacing animals in experiments

During the revision of the old European Directive on animal experiments (which became EU Directive 2010/63/EU), the NAVS presented a series of proposals to find a way of identifying, examining and replacing...

Political Animals 2015: Transparency–Accountability–Replacement

It is now over a year since the government opened its consultation on the review of Section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act (ASPA). Also known as the “secrecy clause”, Section 24 places a...

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