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6,000 animals used in experiments at defence facility Porton Down

Figures released in parliament last week have revealed that, despite a fall of over 30% in the last four years, more than 6,000 animals were used in experiments at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory...

NAVS welcomes significant drop in Welsh animal experiments

The NAVS has welcomed figures disclosed today that show Wales has bucked the upward trend in animal experiments across Britain. The nation conducted significantly fewer animal experiments in 2013, a drop...

Last opportunity to oppose beagle farm as NAVS submits evidence

The NAVS has submitted its formal objection to plans to build a facility in Grimston, Yorkshire where, if passed, hundreds of dogs will be bred and trucked to laboratories across the UK. The Secretary...

Animal experiments in Britain rise again

The NAVS is dismayed that the number of animal experiments is continuing to rise, climbing to 4.12 million, an increase for the fourth year in a row. The publication today of the Home Office’s annual...

We need YOUR help to stop lab beagle farm, again!

Having stopped plans for a beagle breeding facility in Yorkshire in its tracks last October, we are now fighting an appeal from the company responsible – just as we did in 2012. It is scandalous that B...

Animal use questioned in major scientific journal

The British Medical Journal published an article in May 2014 which seriously questioned ongoing claims that research on animals provides benefits to human health. The authors searched for evidence and...

NAVS vows to block appeal to breed dogs in Yorkshire for experiments

The NAVS has vowed to once again contest plans to build a facility in Grimston, Yorkshire, to breed beagles and other animals for experiments. The company responsible - B&K / Yorkshire Evergreen -...

Concordat on openness just a public relations ploy

A “Concordat on Openness in Animal Research in the UK” has been published with the backing of 72 signatories, including universities, charities, pharmaceutical companies and research councils. The document...

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