The BUAV Director of Policy, Dr Nick Palmer, was joined at 10 Downing Street this week by Adrian Sanders MP, Caroline Lucas MP and Penny Mordaunt MP to deliver our open letter calling for an independent inquiry into the appalling animal suffering and wrong-doing uncovered at Imperial College London.
The open letter to Lord Taylor of Holbeach, Home Office Minister, was signed by a host of politicians, scientists, academics, animal welfare experts and celebrities. Support for the BUAV comes from Joanna Lumley, Morrissey, Chrissie Hynde, Moby, Jenny Seagrove and Twiggy. Other individuals to sign up include RSPCA Chief Executive Gavin Grant, Jonathan Porritt, Peter Tatchell, Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Mark Carwardine as well as leading academics such as Revd Professor Andrew Linzey, Professor Roger Crisp, Professor Janet Radcliffe Richards, Professor Robert Gardner and Dr Richard Ryder. Politicians include Caroline Lucas MP, Graeme Morrice MP, Adrian Sanders MP, Penny Mordaunt MP, Henry Smith MP, Jim Dowd MP and Kerry McCarthy MP.