Time for the truth about animal research
Every year tens of millions of animals are used in experiments around the world. But the public knows very little about what happens in animal research laboratories - or why.
It’s a shameful secret that this multi-million dollar industry wants to keep hidden. Even when it’s funded by you through taxpayers’ money.
In the UK, the Home Office is responsible for issuing licences to researchers to allow them to carry out animal experiments.
But did you know that the law stops them from sharing any information about these licences, even when they are funded by public money?
We think this is wrong.
Animal experiments are shrouded in secrecy.
We’re not asking for information which is commercially sensitive or about the individuals carrying out the experiments. But we do think the public has a right to know what is being done to animals who are suffering in laboratories.
Telling the truth
Greater transparency about animal experiments means we can finally have an informed public discussion.
It’s also important for proper scientific debate. Which means it’s good for humans as well as animals.
That's why we've been campaigning for many years for much more information on animal experiments to be shared with the public.
As a result of our work, the previous Home Office Minister promised the UK Parliament to change the regulations.
They pledged that details about animal experiments would soon be available under Freedom of Information rules.
They failed to implement this pledge before the General Election, but promised to carry out the changes after the election.
It’s time to put promises into action.
Please join us in urging the Home Office to keep its promise and tell the truth about animal research.
Because the public has a right to know what is being done to animals in experiments and why.