Almost 100 ‘Dogs’ and ‘Cats’ Line Up to Plead for Protection in Laboratories

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Looks pretty good, doesn’t it? Almost 100 PETA supporters took part in an eye-catching photo opportunity at Marble Arch in London today to demand that the government not adopt lower standards of protection for animals in laboratories when it incorporates the EU’s new directive regulating animal experiments later this year. If the government adopts the directive without changes, all animals will be affected. But dogs and cats in particular would become far more likely to be used in experiments because they would lose the special protections that Britain has given them for more than 25 years. “Britons don’t want more cats and dogs experimented on or more suffering for the millions of other animals used in laboratories. They want fewer animals used and less pain”, said PETA policy adviser Alistair Currie. “We are calling on the public to send a clear message to the government that the citizens will not accept the laws that protect British animals to fall to the level of the EU’s lowest common denominator.” The Home Office is holding a public consultation on options for incorporating the directive, and you can submit comments through PETA’s website. (The consultation closes on 5 September.) Although the government can retain higher welfare standards where they already exist, it is considering adopting the directive wholesale, even if it means more animal suffering than allowed under current UK law. It’s vital that government officials know that the British people won’t accept that. A big thanks to all the fantastic PETA supporters who sent that message loud and clear at Marble Arch today.


  • Natalee commented on August 7, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    it was so fun!, and it got so much attention, everyone was looking and asking about it!such a success!

  • John Carmody commented on August 7, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Looks amazing!!!

  • Nicola commented on August 8, 2011 at 8:42 am

    It was good to see people turn up to show they care…. we looked great on the day… well done PETA for being so well organised.

  • Abi Keane-Atkins commented on August 9, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Wow! It looks great and it got loads of publicity. It was really fun too. 😀

  • rainfly commented on August 10, 2011 at 6:43 am

    could you guys not join forces with the guys at 38 degrees to run a petition on this?? 🙂

  • Jeanette commented on August 15, 2011 at 8:09 am

    This was a great photo shoot to raise awareness, i felt very humble in participating, the white suit was clinical and apt and my heart was there for animals captive in laboratories. It was good to meet Abi and Alistair. Well Done.

  • L Herman commented on August 16, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    I feel very proud to have taken part in this.

  • Loraine Herman commented on August 16, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I felt very proud to have taken part.

  • joanne cook commented on August 19, 2011 at 11:26 am

    well done to everyone who attended. i couldn’t be there but i have written to my MP Lindsey Hoyle. i thought it would get put in the bin to be honest. i got a really nice letter of support back from him however and he said he would pass my letter to the minister in charge of this issue. everyone can do something so please email your MP and ask them to earn your vote like i did. it takes 2 minutes.

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