MP backs calls for an end to animal experimentation

Daily Echo: Chris Huhne Chris Huhne

A Hampshire MP has backed calls to prevent stray animals being experimented on.

Under new proposals from an EU directive, the government could have allowed the use by scientists of lost or abandoned cats and dogs.

The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) has campaigned against the move – a call which has been backed by Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne .

After pressure from the BUAV and MPs, the Government has said that they “could not currently envisage” allowing tests on stray animals.

Mr Huhne said, "I'm delighted that the Government have listened to campaigners on this issue and applied common sense.

“It's clear that the original plan to allow stray animals to be used in experiments would be barbaric and a step backwards for animal welfare in this country.

"I hope the Government will now go further and ensure the protection of stray animals against experimentation."

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7:32am Wed 29 Aug 12

hulla baloo says...

Agree. Should use the lowlife scum such as murderers and rapists for these experiments.
Agree. Should use the lowlife scum such as murderers and rapists for these experiments. hulla baloo
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9:31am Wed 29 Aug 12

Georgem says...

Misleading headline. Huhne cas called for an end to experiments on STRAY animals, not animal experiments in general.

In other news, I'll just leave this here

http://www.cvma.net/
doc.asp?ID=2403 (SFW)
Misleading headline. Huhne cas called for an end to experiments on STRAY animals, not animal experiments in general. In other news, I'll just leave this here http://www.cvma.net/ doc.asp?ID=2403 (SFW) Georgem
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9:41am Wed 29 Aug 12

For pity sake says...

Since experiments have to be done to ensure the development of life-saving drugs, instead of using animals, let's use wishy-washy liberals instead.... oh, sorry, that's the same thing.
Since experiments have to be done to ensure the development of life-saving drugs, instead of using animals, let's use wishy-washy liberals instead.... oh, sorry, that's the same thing. For pity sake
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9:57am Wed 29 Aug 12

stay local says...

Yet again a pathetic excuse to try and panda favour from the people without considering the questions.
1 if there is no testing of drugs in England, where there are some checks and visits to ensure that there is humane treatment (yes I realize this is somewhat an oxymoron) then the testing will be done elsewhere….Maybe China (look for the daily advert about the mistreatment of bears running on the echo at the moment). Which offer greater protection to animals welfare, supervised regulated testing or anything goes and you can eat it afterwards?
2 if the testing is not in the UK then the research is unlikely to be in the UK thereby allowing other countries to be at the forefront of technology
3 How much are we talking about, can you really do that many tests on animals without a detailed known medical history?

4 Perhaps the comment from the government they “could not currently envisage” allowing tests on stray animals. Indicates that this is already a non issue and the mp is just seeking the spotlight by nailing
Yet again a pathetic excuse to try and panda favour from the people without considering the questions. 1 if there is no testing of drugs in England, where there are some checks and visits to ensure that there is humane treatment (yes I realize this is somewhat an oxymoron) then the testing will be done elsewhere….Maybe China (look for the daily advert about the mistreatment of bears running on the echo at the moment). Which offer greater protection to animals welfare, supervised regulated testing or anything goes and you can eat it afterwards? 2 if the testing is not in the UK then the research is unlikely to be in the UK thereby allowing other countries to be at the forefront of technology 3 How much are we talking about, can you really do that many tests on animals without a detailed known medical history? 4 Perhaps the comment from the government they “could not currently envisage” allowing tests on stray animals. Indicates that this is already a non issue and the mp is just seeking the spotlight by nailing stay local
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9:58am Wed 29 Aug 12

stay local says...

his colours to a cause that does not exist, but might please voters.

Sorry lost the last line!!
his colours to a cause that does not exist, but might please voters. Sorry lost the last line!! stay local
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1:02pm Wed 29 Aug 12

Inform Al says...

Interesting that an EU loving Lib Dem MP is criticising an EU directive. Next election must be sooner than I thought.
Interesting that an EU loving Lib Dem MP is criticising an EU directive. Next election must be sooner than I thought. Inform Al
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11:19pm Wed 29 Aug 12

opera phantom says...

Inform Al wrote:
Interesting that an EU loving Lib Dem MP is criticising an EU directive. Next election must be sooner than I thought.
No he is worried that when his case comes up he may end up living off the state in a different capacity.
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Interesting that an EU loving Lib Dem MP is criticising an EU directive. Next election must be sooner than I thought.[/p][/quote]No he is worried that when his case comes up he may end up living off the state in a different capacity. opera phantom
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7:45pm Thu 30 Aug 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

I say test on prisoners who are serving 5 years or more including those who are serving for life instead of using animals.
I say test on prisoners who are serving 5 years or more including those who are serving for life instead of using animals. Ginger_cyclist
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1:32pm Mon 3 Sep 12

madmike says...

Oh no so Huhne has crawled out from under his rock to make a statement. Doesn't he know that nobody cares what he thinks. What's up ,Huhne missing seeing your name in the headlines. Go back to sleep.
Oh no so Huhne has crawled out from under his rock to make a statement. Doesn't he know that nobody cares what he thinks. What's up ,Huhne missing seeing your name in the headlines. Go back to sleep. madmike
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