National Anti-vivisection Society


National Antivisection Society

Support science without suffering and 40th anniversary of World Day for Lab Animals

Posted: 11 March 2019. Updated: 13 March 2019


2019 marks the 40th anniversary of World Day for Laboratory Animals. Founded by the National Anti-Vivisection Society in 1979, this important day commemorates the suffering of animals in laboratories in Britain and around the world.

Over the years, and with your support, we have campaigned for and celebrated many victories for lab animals and championed advanced modern methods to replace their use. UK legislation ending suffering and saving lives in the past 40 years includes a ban on cosmetics testing on animals, bans on using animals to test alcohol and tobacco products, and a ban on certain, deadly LD50 safety tests.

40 years ago, 4.7 million experiments were carried out on animals in British laboratories. Today 1 million LESS procedures take place. A huge number of lives saved, but still too many continue to suffer. Unrecorded in 1979, more than 2.6 million procedures are now carried out specifically for the creation and maintenance of animals with genetic modifications. Such animals can suffer fused bones, painful swellings and deformed limbs.

Please help highlight lab animal suffering and the humane alternatives that are available.

Give a vital platform for the animals and raise awareness and funds where you live. It will take just a few hours of your time but will make a world of difference to the animals.

To sign up to join our Lab Animal week collections call 020 7630 3340 or email [email protected] TODAY!

Together we can champion the progress that has been made in the past 40 years and a future where advanced, non-animal methods are the norm. Better for animals and people.

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