Lab accidentally created ‘city’ of 180,000 mice and experimented on them without permission – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 26th, 2018 in animals, licensing, news, reports, vivisection by tracey

‘A ‘mouse city’ the size of the population of York was accidentally bred by scientists following a laboratory blunder, a new Home Office report has shown. Researchers at an unnamed laboratory bred nearly 180,000 more mice for use in experiments than their license permitted, and carried out unauthorised experiments on them, yet received only a letter of reprimand.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th March 2018


Anti-vivisection activists win right to legal challenge over how Home Office investigated the care of animals at leading research institution – The Independent

‘Anti-vivisection activists have won the right to a legal challenge over the way the Home Office investigated the care of animals at a leading research institution.’

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The Independent, 17th May 2015


Cosmetics tested on animals banned in the EU – or are they? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘R (on the application of the European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Attorney General, British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection and the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (intervening) [2014] EWHC 4222 (Admin) 12 December 2014. Conscientious shoppers who check the labelling of shampoos and other cosmetic products for the “not tested on animals” legend may not be aware that there is in place an EU Regulation (“the Cosmetics Regulation”), enforceable by criminal sanctions, prohibiting the placing on the market of any product that has been tested on laboratory animals. Any comfort drawn from this knowledge however may be displaced by the uncertainty concerning the status of cosmetics whose ingredients have been tested on animals in non-EU or “third” countries. (Incidentally the Cruelty Cutter app is designed to enable consumers to test, at the swipe of a smart phone, whether the product they are contemplating purchasing has been tested on animals.)’

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UK Human RIghts Blog, 12th December 2014


An Animals’ Ombudswoman – Criminal Law and Justice Weekly

Posted October 7th, 2013 in animal cruelty, animals, news, ombudsmen, victims, vivisection by sally

“Noël Sweeney calls for a watchdog for the underdog.”

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Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, 4th October 2013


Permanent injunction against anti-vivisection protestors – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 12th, 2012 in harassment, injunctions, medical ethics, news, vivisection by sally

“The High Court has granted a medical testing laboratory a final injunction against anti-vivisectioners protesting outside their premises.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 12th December 2012


Animal testing consultation – Home Office

Posted June 14th, 2011 in animals, consultations, EC law, news, vivisection by sally

“The government is asking you to have your say on how EU rules on testing are introduced in the UK.”

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Home Office, 13th June 2011


Animal rights activist using FOI laws to target universities – The Guardian

Posted March 15th, 2010 in demonstrations, freedom of information, news, universities, vivisection by sally

“A convicted animal rights activist is using freedom of information laws to force universities to reveal details of their animal experiments, raising fears that scientists involved could suffer renewed intimidation.”

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The Guardian, 15th March 2010


Animal rights campaigners jailed – BBC News

Posted January 21st, 2009 in blackmail, news, vivisection by sally

“Seven animal rights activists who blackmailed companies linked to an animal testing laboratory have been jailed for between four and 11 years.”

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BBC News, 21st January 2009


Regina (British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Times Law Reports

Posted August 28th, 2007 in animals, experiments, law reports, licensing, vivisection by sally

Death not ‘adverse effect’

Regina (British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Queen’s Bench Division

“The death of an animal used in a regulated procedure for scientific experimentation was not an adverse effect which needed to be taken into account when deciding whether to grant a licence for such experiments. Rather, the statutory scheme governing such licences was concerned with the pain and suffering which animals might experience before death.”

The Times, 27th August 2007


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Victory for animal rights group against testing – The Independent

Posted July 28th, 2007 in animals, experiments, news, vivisection by sally

“An anti-vivisection campaign group won a partial victory yesterday in its High Court claim that the Government was failing in its legal duty to ensure animal suffering was kept to a minimum in UK laboratories.”

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The Independent, 28th July 2007


Law failing animals used in medical research, says scientist who advised on guidelines – The Guardian

Posted July 24th, 2007 in animals, experiments, news, vivisection by sally

“Government legislation aimed at minimising the use and suffering of animals in medical research was branded a failure yesterday by the scientist father of cabinet minister Ed Balls.”

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The Guardian, 24th July 2007