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NAVS call on UK Government to take action on animal experiments

Following the publication of its long-overdue strategy to reduce animal experiments, pledged four years ago, the NAVS is calling on the UK Government to tackle the growing number of animals in research...

The new Animals in Science Committee

In January 2013 the Animals in Science Committee (ASC) replaced the Animal Procedures Committee (APC) as part of the implementation of the European Directive on animal experiments. The remit of the...

Review represents once in a generation chance to help end animal experiments in the UK

What is happening, when and why? Until now, animal experiments and information on them have been covered in the UK by the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act (or ASPA) 1986, containing the notorious...

Stop the secret suffering of animals in UK laboratories

It is scandalous that despite a Government commitment to reduce the number of animals used for research, over 4 million tests were carried out in the UK last year, an increase of 8.36% on 2011. Released...

Parliamentary Briefing: The repeal of Section 24 of the amended Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act


S.24 Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 and Directive 2010/63/EU
View briefing as PDF here Summary Section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986(1) (ASPA) places a blanket...

End secret suffering in UK labs

The NAVS has long held concerns about the secrecy surrounding animal research in the UK and the process for licensing experiments. For years we have demanded greater transparency, to allow easier identification...

Judicial Review, NAVS vs Home Office, blanket confidentiality

The Secrecy ClauseFor over a century vivisection has thrived on secrecy and misinformation, with no public accountability. Section 24 of the 1986 Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act states: ďA person...

The end of animal tests for cosmetics in the EU

The final step to end the sale of animal tested cosmetics in Europe was taken on March 11th 2013, when the marketing ban took effect. This date marks the conclusion of an historic campaign which has seen...

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