One of the BUAV’s missions is to create change in policy, legislation and practice by influencing decision-makers.
A small change in Government policy has the potential to impact on the lives of millions of animals. The ban on the testing of cosmetics on animals in 1997 was the result of a small change in the policy of one Government department. There was no need for a change in the law, which is a process that can take many years, so the impact of the change in policy on animals lives was instant.
In our Clean Up Cruelty campaign, we are calling for a similar policy change to be introduced.
The BUAV meets with high profile politicians, asking them to include our policies in their party’s plans. If we can succeed in getting a political party to adopt one of our policies, the chances of it getting put into practice greatly increases.
Although it is not always done in the public eye, changing policy is vitally important if we are to meet our aim of creating a world where nobody wants or believes we need to experiment on animals.