Pets may be sent for experiments
It has been revealed by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) that the Government plans to remove the current protection granted to stray domestic animals as it integrates the EU directive on animal experiments into UK legislation.
In the past, unscrupulous animal dealers supplied laboratories with unwanted cats and dogs.
If the new rules are imposed, the Government could allow stray, lost or abandoned pets to be incarcerated in laboratories and used in painful experiments.
With cross-party support, Adrian Sanders has tabled an Early Day Motion in support of the BUAV.
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He said: "I am shocked the Government is considering removing the current protection given to our stray cats and dogs."
To subject lost pets to experiments is an appalling proposition.
Elizabeth Allison, Aylestone.