Animal Aid is calling for a ban on the use of animals in warfare experiments.
We have previously highlighted examples of the terrible distress and pain which animals suffer, including monkeys with bleeding genitals, rats shot in both eyes with pellets fired at almost 45 mph and guinea pigs exposed to nerve agents and observed to see if they gasp or writhe.
While it’s not legal to experiment on animals specifically for the development of weapons, thousands of animals are still subjected to warfare-related tests. At Dstl, Porton Down, from 2010 to 2019 inclusive, more than 52,000 animals were used in experiments, which usually ended in the animal’s death. Additionally, Animal Aid has discovered that, in 2019, the proportion of ‘severe’ experiments conducted at Dstl, were more than nine times the average across all the laboratories in Great Britain (39.9% compared to 4.2%).
Help us secure a ban on warfare experiments on animals, by asking your MP to sign Early Day Motion 291 urging the government to ban warfare experiments on animals.
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