UK animal rights campaigners say government fudging on ending animal testing   Leave a comment

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A new report published by the United Kingdom government on ways to reduce animals being tested upon in laboratories has been dubbed a “whitewash” by campaigners, who argue that the effort is not enough to curtail the continued rise in animal testing across the country.

The coalition announced its plan to significantly decrease the number of animals being used in experiments following a post-election pledge.

However, campaigners have pointed out that there were few measures that would genuinely reduce the number of experiments, branding the report a “whitewash”.

The Government’s most recent figures show there has been an increase of 8% in animal testing with 4.1 million experiments in one year.

The “reduce, replace, refine” strategy, which has been dubbed the “3rs”, has been devised by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the Home Office and the Department of Health.

Universities and Science Minister David Willetts said: “Animals…

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