YOU CAN HELP LIFT THE LID ON ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS!
One of our biggest concerns over the years has been the secrecy that surrounds animal experimentation in the UK. It’s an unacceptable situation that we’ve constantly criticised and lobbied against, and now we finally have a rare opportunity to open the closed doors of laboratories to public and scientific scrutiny.
The Government is reviewing Section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act that prevents the public from learning about what happens to lab animals, why it’s done and the results. Over 4 million animals are used in experiments each year in the UK, and they need your help to lift the veil of secrecy.
The Government is asking for your opinion on options to review the secrecy clause via a public consultation which closes on 13th June.
You don’t need to respond to every question in order to participate in the consultation and it will only take you a few minutes as many of them are multiple choice. To help you, we’ve compiled a list of suggested responses to the key questions which you can simply copy, paste and amend if you wish.