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1 January 1970

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UK Bioscience submits supplementary evidence to the House of Lords European Union Committee Inquiry

The UK Bioscience sector prepared a submission of supplementary evidence to the House of Lords European Union Committee, Sub –Committee D (Environment and Agriculture) on the revision of Directive 86/609.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/uk-bioscience-submits-supplementary-evidence-to-the-house-of-lords-european-union-committee-inquiry/

Council agrees stricter rules for animal experimentation

The European Council of Ministers has announced agreement on the draft Directive for the Protection of Animals used for Scientific Purposes.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/council-agrees-stricter-rules-for-animal-experimentation/

EU directive on animal research becomes law

Yesterday the President of the European Parliament, and the Belgian State Secretary (representing the EU countries) put pen to paper and signed the new EU Directive 8869/10 in the use of animals in scientific research.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/eu-directive-on-animal-research-becomes-law/

European statistics on animal research released

The overall number of animals used in research across European member states does not seem to have changed much since 2005, standing at just above 12 million in 2008 (a decrease of 116,561 since 2005).
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/european-statistics-on-animal-research-released/

How much effort on alternatives? The answer is a lot

Our attention was drawn this week to a relatively new European initiative called AXLR8, a consortium which aims to accelerate progress in developing alternatives to animals for safety testing.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/how-much-effort-on-alternatives-the-answer-is-a-lot/

European parliament votes on animal research directive

Today the European Parliament agreed on the final text of the new Directive concerning the use of animals in research.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/policy-issues/european-parliament-votes-on-animal-research-directive/

Creation of new Animal Welfare Centre in Scotland

The Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) is to coordinate a major, new, EU funded, research project to create a Centre of Excellence in Animal Welfare Science.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/creation-of-new-animal-welfare-centre-in-scotland/

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