Take Action: Introduce compulsory retirement for all research animals

A petition has been launched calling on the Home Office to introduce a mandatory research animal retirement policy for animals involved in medical research.

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Nearly 14,000 people have already signed the petition, which asks the Government to consider the dogs, cats and horses no longer needed by research laboratories, and give them a dignified, safe end to their remaining years.

All animals deserve to know what it is to have a home, to feel loved, to be part of a family. Animals are sentient, sensitive beings and it’s time we stepped up as a country and did what we can – however little that might be – for the thousands of poor souls stuck in labs, destined to be used and then die.

Please take a moment to tell the Home Office we want these animals to be offered up to public adoption through registered rescue organisations, including all surplus and breeding animals, who have given up so much all for so-called human advancement.

Provisions for a voluntary retirement program were referenced in the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, yet are rarely – if at all – implemented. Let’s make the need for euthanasia the exception rather than standard practice.

Sign the petition here: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/66043

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