16 Jan '13, 7pm

The UK Battles the EU to Preserve Protections for Lab Animals

The UK Battles the EU to Preserve Protections for Lab Animals

The EU directive allows more suffering than the ASPA. It allows animals to be subjected to procedures that involve “severe pain, suffering and distress that is likely to be long-lasting and cannot be ameliorated,” if there are exceptional and scientifically justified reasons. The RSPCA report says that this “allows a higher level of suffering” than the ASPA. It is also ambiguous: the “type of scientific justification that might be considered acceptable is unspecified, and nobody has been able to provide an example of research that would require this level of suffering.” The Directive approves methods of killing animals that are inhumane and not permitted under the ASPA, like “very young puppies and kittens could be killed by a blow to the head and an adult bird the size of a sparrow could be decapitated.” Conducting research on great apes: according to the RSPCA, no Europe...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/the-uk-battles-the-eu-to-pres...

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