Saturday, 14 December 2013

Wild animal experimentation across Europe rises by 75 per cent

December 2013: The number of wild animals used in animal experimentation across the EU has risen by an alarming 75 per cent. The European Coalition to End Animal Experiments and its UK member group, BUAV, have expressed disappointment that despite an overall decrease in the number of animals used in experimentation, the numbers of wild animals has increased so dramatically.

The BUAV’s Chief Executive, Michelle Thew, stated: “Whilst we cautiously welcome the decrease in overall numbers of animals used in Europe’s laboratories [by 4.3 per cent since 2008], it is disappointing that further progress has not been made. A 75 per cent rise in the use of these sentient wild animals is upsetting and unnecessary.”

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