Target: UK Government
Sponsored by: Chris Wolverton
When the Coalition Government took office in 2010, it pledged to “work to reduce the use of animals in scientific research.” Sadly, this promise has been forgotten as last year’s figures reveal an 8% rise in UK animal experimentation, including a 22% increase in monkey experiments.
Most of the increase was due to genetically modified (GM) animals, who were specifically designed to suffer painful defects. Meanwhile, government spending for alternatives to animal testing is inadequate, with only 66 pence ($1.01) spent for each animal used in UK laboratories.
Monkeys, dogs, rabbits, sheep and other animals continue to suffer for research. Tell the UK to stand by their promise to phase out animal testing in favor of cruelty-free alternatives!