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The 2014 figures for the use of animals in experiments

The 2014 figures for the use of animals in experiments released today demonstrate the government’s new method of calculating numbers. From this year, the government counts only the number of COMPLETED procedures in annual figures, EXCLUDING animals that were still being experimented on at the end of 2014.
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Welcome to the tenth issue of REACT Animal Justice Project’s newsletter!

 A big welcome if this is your first issue, we hope you enjoy it!
 
Animal Justice Project’s  Numbers Are Lives!
You can help us shine a light on the horrors of vivisection by donating towards our campaigns.
 
Universities in the UK are under the media spotlight again. Did you know that 49% of all animal experiments in the UK happen in publicly funded universities?   
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Events in September

In September,
 
Animal Justice Project got busy in the North of England – we hosted a stall at the Leeds Radical Fair. In the words of our Northern Coordinator: “Animal Justice Project received a warm welcome and interest, and we enjoyed educating people about the benefits of a vegan diet. Mainly for the animals! It wasalso great to meet more of the Leeds Sea Shepherd volunteers, and make new friends with people from the environmental movement. We have been invited back again next year!”
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OUTRAGEOUS NEWS: Government allows Yorkshire ferret and beagle farm

OUTRAGEOUS NEWS: UK GOVERNMENT GIVES PERMISSION TO B&K UNIVERSAL FOR BEAGLE & FERRET BREEDING FARM.
 
Following an appeal by the US animal breeding company B&K Universal, the Planning Inspectorate, headed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Rt. Hon Greg Clark MP, has overridden the local council refusal for planning permission and has allowed the expansion of a beagle and ferret laboratory breeding facility in Grimston, East Yorkshire.
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University licensed to experiment on animals using heroin and cocaine

 
Following Animal Justice Project’s exposé earlier this year, “Deadly Doses: A Legal Low” on animal experiments to research the effects of recreational drugs in humans inside UK Universities, today we can reveal for the first time that the University of Bath is using animals in cruel cocaine and heroin experiments.
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Animal Justice Project’s Science Advisor puts case against vivisection before European Parliament

It’s been an exciting new start for us, we launched only three months ago in the UK and the United States. Since then we’ve launched two campaigns – Secret War, and Deadly Doses, against the use of animals in warfare research, and recreational drugs research.
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Exclusive report in The Sunday Times and an event in Central London

On Sunday April 19th Animal Justice Project launched a second campaign, ‘Deadly Doses: A Legal Low’, with an exclusive report in The Sunday Times and an event in Central London.
 
In shocking revelations, we exposed a chilling pattern of animal experiments involving recreational drugs such as cocaine, ecstasy, nicotine, alcohol and ‘designer drugs’, to name a few. They are taking place inside universities in Cambridge, Surrey, Sussex, London, Belfast, Cardiff, Bristol, Nottingham and many other places around the UK!
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Event at Animals in War Memorial

We ended another busy week with our first ever event held at the beautiful and moving Animals in War Memorial in Central London.  As part of our ongoing campaign, ‘Secret War: The Invisible Victims’, volunteers stood silently and blindfolded to represent the hidden abuses of animals inside government facilities and universities. We also received further media coverage of our campaign in The Tab Leicester and the Sunday Mercury in Birmingham.
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Welcome to the first newletter of 2016

Animal Justice Project’s Monkey Imports Campaign
 
Our petition to end cruel and futile malaria experiments on monkeys in Sweden continues gaining momentum, with over 35,000 compassionate people signing so far! We have already made progress with Karolinska Institute issuing a statement claiming that instead of using 120 monkeys, they will use 24. But this is 24 too many!
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