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4.11 million animals were used in repugnant experiments in the UK during 2012. A joint report released last month by three British Government departments detailed the continued expansion of animal experimentation and lack of a coherent strategy to end the practice.
We – the undersigned – state animal experimentation is an act which must be abolished in our society, the lack of political will to end the practice must be discarded and sufficient replacements exist to the cruelty performed in our nation's laboratories.
We therefore support the Anti-Vivisection Coalition's charter demanding an immediate ban on:

1) All psychology experiments
2) All burns, skin and eye irritancy tests
3) All experiments involving primates, dogs and cats
4) All warfare experiments
5) All household products, ingredients and foodstuffs testing
6) All experiments licensed as inducing severe suffering

We further support demands for an absolute commitment to:

1. End all toxicology experiments by 2018
2. Abolish all animal experiments by 2024
Letter to
Minister for Science; Department of Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) Rt Hon David Willetts MP
Secretary of State; Department of Health The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP
Minister of State for Crime Prevention; Home Office The Rt Hon Norman Baker MP
4.11 Million animals were used in repugnant experiments in the United Kingdom during 2012. Despite public concern, the government has failed to enforce a coherent strategy outlining a path to abolishing vivisection.

Animal experimentation is an act which must be abolished in our society, the lack of political will to end the practice must be discarded and sufficient replacements exist to the cruelty performed in our nation's laboratories.

Consequently, I call on the UK Government to adopt the Anti-Vivisection Coalition (AVC)'s Charter for the Abolition of Animal Experiments.

I demand the government places an immediate ban on:

1) All psychology experiments
2) All burns, skin and eye irritancy tests
3) All experiments involving primates, dogs and cats
4) All warfare experiments
5) All household products, ingredients and foodstuffs testing
6) All experiments licensed as inducing severe suffering

I further support demands for an absolute commitment to:

1. End all toxicology experiments by 2018
2. Abolish all animal experiments by 2024