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More than 180,000 animals were poisoned, given degenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease or exposed to "severe" toxicity
Large numbers of primates in UK laboratories are being subjected to “cruel and distressing experiments” that are “frivolous
A judicial review has been launched against the Home Office's controversial decision to allow a facility which breeds beagles
One of the requirements for any public debate is that the facts are clear. We may have different views from animal researchers, but if the public is to have a sensible discussion about animal experiments, they need some basic facts:
Raccoons, badgers and squirrels- each year many millions of animals are trapped and brutally killed in the wild for their fur and hair. I will spare you the soul-eroding statistics of animal deaths on fur-farms and the fate which meets these animals even while still 'living', suffice to say they live in misery.
Cruelty Free International launched our Brazil office and campaign for a ban on cruel animal tests for cosmetics and toiletries just nine months ago. And after a whirlwind campaign, the Congress last night voted that most cosmetics tests must now be carried out without the use of animals.
This is what a great number of cosmetic companies are actually saying both on their packaging and on their websites when you read a message stating: "not tested on animals", or "product not tested on animals" and even "cruelty free". It is difficult to believe, but I am afraid that I am the harbinger of bad news!
The benefits for animals are very significant - anyone who is aware of the infamous Draize Eye test that forces shampoo into rabbits' eyes over several days will appreciate that change was overdue, especially as the non-animal alternative tests often have a better predictive value for actual human reactions.
Ricky Gervais may find himself embroiled in controversial Twitter hoo-has over his descriptions of humans, but there is no