AVC Renew Call As Novartis Admit Animals Still at Horsham
The international pharmaceutical company Novartis has recently announced their laboratory in Horsham, West Sussex, has been earmarked for immediate closure.
Novartis Horsham has a recent history of housing animals for experimentation, with study papers citing primates and rodents being used in tests at the site over recent years.
In response to the announced dissolving of the site, AVC were quick to call for any animals – including primates still at the laboratory – to be released.
Writing to Novartis UK’s General Manager we requested a formal meeting to engage in a retirement scheme. We further launched a petition on Friday – now backed by nearly 4,000 supporters – asking the firm to release all former test-animals housed at the site.
Today Novartis UK have confirmed that there are laboratory animals still housed at the site, however no longer any primates. We therefore renew our call for the company to enter into a retirement scheme and release animals for rehoming.