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New BUAV investigation uncovers appalling animal suffering and wrongdoing at a leading UK University


The BUAV has released harrowing and disturbing evidence of animal suffering and wrongdoing at Imperial College London, shedding new light on the reality of animal experiments in the UK. 

The investigation is featured in the Sunday Times. View the article here (please note a payment has to be made to read the article in full).

A BUAV investigator worked at Imperial College, ranked as one of the best universities in the world, and documented a catalogue of misery and poor practice; including staff incompetence and neglect; a failure to provide adequate anaesthesia and pain relief; breaches and lack of knowledge of UK Home Office project licences and the disturbing methods used to kill animals, including the live decapitation of rats by guillotine. 

The UK Government and research industry repeatedly claim that the UK has some of the highest welfare standards in the world for animals in laboratories, yet there remains huge secrecy and lack of transparency surrounding animal research. This BUAV investigation, like many others before, provides a chilling insight into the reality of life for animals in UK laboratories.

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