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Europe/ADI: Deadline approaches for crucial vote on protection of animals used in scientific tests

A crucial vote takes place at the meeting of the European Parliament's Research and Industry Committee (ITRE) on Monday

The European Parliament currently has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to protect animals and to strengthen European science in the field of advanced scientific methods of non-animal research. It's the first time in 23 years that this legislation has been revised.

Animal Defenders International (ADI) has praised several high-profile MEPs for putting forward key amendments to the proposals, which would put the replacement of animal tests with advanced methods at the heart of the new Directive.

However, ADI is disappointed that some of the amendments so far can only be described as destructive...


Author: ADI

Link: Animal Defenders International (ADI)

Date: 2009-03-05

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