Hitting the Headlines

The BUAV has carried out a number of high profile investigations into the use of primates in research in recent years.

Our investigation at the University of Cambridge in 2002 showed the deliberate infliction of brain damage on marmosets in an effort to mimic human diseases.  We also investigatedthe use of primates in toxicity testing at Covance in 2003, an international contract testing laboratory, in Germany.

Both investigations received widespread international media and political attention, including in-depth coverage on the BBC flagship political programme, Newsnight.

BUAV subsequently took the UK Government to the High Court in a landmark legal challenge concerning the way in which the Home Office regulates animal experiments.