Animal experiment fears

First published in Readers' Letters

I BELIEVE the Government is intending to adopt an EU-wide law allowing stray dogs and cats to be sent to laboratories for use in experiments.

The Home Office says it won’t happen as the labs will need new licences, but want to bet? Why else would the Government adopt the EU law taking us back to the 1950s?

The latest figures available show 3,727 dogs, 152 cats and 10,138 rabbits were experimented on in 2010, plus large numbers of rodents. These were all purposefully bred. The cruelties are horrific enough when so many alternatives to animal experiments are available, but stray dogs and cats?

The charities are up in arms, but let David Cameron know the strength of public opinion in this matter.

Does he really not know how many of us care about abuse to animals, most especially to pet animals?

SHEILA CLAYTON, Southampton United Animal Charities.

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2:29pm Fri 29 Jun 12

bazzeroz says...

So you don't use anything that's tested on animals then? Yeah, right! Bank holiday curries come to mind.
So you don't use anything that's tested on animals then? Yeah, right! Bank holiday curries come to mind. bazzeroz
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2:46pm Fri 29 Jun 12

Fieldbean says...

Well alot of people devote much time trying to purchase goods and services where no animal testing has taken place. And to think that someone's stray pet has ended up being tortured by a member of the vivisection community must worry the public somewhat. We really can't trust the vivisection labs not to use black market animals----after all those kind of people are hardly going to be soft hearted!
Well alot of people devote much time trying to purchase goods and services where no animal testing has taken place. And to think that someone's stray pet has ended up being tortured by a member of the vivisection community must worry the public somewhat. We really can't trust the vivisection labs not to use black market animals----after all those kind of people are hardly going to be soft hearted! Fieldbean
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8:26pm Tue 3 Jul 12

geoff51 says...

Back on your soapbox again Sheila? Do you have a friend at the Echo who pushes through your letters as you and one or two others seem to hog the letters page
Back on your soapbox again Sheila? Do you have a friend at the Echo who pushes through your letters as you and one or two others seem to hog the letters page geoff51
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