This was the government's opportunity to finally tackle the big issues, but instead we believe they have merely tinkered with the existing legislation rather than make the comprehensive reform of dog laws that is so desperately needed.
Antifreeze (used in cars) has a sweet taste that attracts animals, but it is highly toxic. Usually resulting in kidney failure and a slow and painful death, a teaspoon full is enough to kill a fully grown cat.
The use and suffering of animals in experiments is a persistent and legitimate public concern. Both the government and the scientific community have recently set up initiatives that attempt to convince a sceptical public that their concerns are understood and taken seriously.