Comedian and actor, Sara Pascoe, has joined voices with the BUAV Our Best Friends campaign to encourage the public to take action and speak out for dogs and cats suffering in UK laboratories.
Sara said:“Animal testing is no laughing matter and cats and dogs do not belong in laboratories. Please join the BUAV’s Our Best Friends campaign. Thank you.”
The UK is often said to be a nation of animal lovers, with dogs and cats our most popular companion animals, yet they continue to be harmed in cruel experiments and there is no government policy to reduce their use, let alone bring it to an end.
These cats and dogs endure a life of misery caged in laboratories where they may never see the sky or feel grass under their paws. These animals are not protected by the same law as domestic family dogs and cats, meaning researchers can carry out experiments on them which may inflict severe suffering and harm.
The BUAV Chief Executive, Michelle Thew, said: “We are thrilled that Sara has chosen to use her public position in order to speak out for the animals. This is wonderful support for our campaign and we urge the public to make their voices heard by signing our petition today at ourbestfriends.org/petition.”
Other celebrities who are supporting our campaign include Greg Rutherford, Mary McCartney, Kirsty Gallacher, Jilly Cooper, Ricky Gervais, Paul O’Grady, Kimberly Wyatt, Chris Packham, Helen Skelton, Dave Spikey, Miranda Richardson, Wendy Turner Webster and Ann Widdecombe.