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Despite widespread public opposition, animal testing remains a significant industry in the UK with some 3.4 million procedures taking place in the UK in 2019. It is worrying that animal tests continue to be undertaken even when there are validated alternatives, and we must reduce unnecessary harms being caused to animals in research.

The UK Government has promised to tighten regulations on animal testing but we have seen very little progress in recent years, and there remains widespread concerns amongst the public that Brexit will see our animal welfare standards fall as the UK Government desperately scrambles for trade deals.

The UK Government must stop prevaricating on this important issue and deliver the improvements in animal welfare standards that have been promised, and which an overwhelming majority of people want to see.

Watch my speech on this issue below.


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