MPs urged to remember their pledge on animal testing

An Early Day Motion has been tabled in Parliament, reminding the coalition government of their pledge to end the use of animal experiments to test household product ingredients.

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Lodged by Graeme Morrice and sponsored by David Amess, Adrian Sanders, Naomi Long, Caroline Lucas and Jim Sheridan, the Motion notes that the former Home Office Minister stated these commitments would take effect before the General Election. The election is fast approaching and so far no steps have been made in this direction.

“We will end the testing of household products on animals and work to reduce the use of animals in scientific research.” – The Coalition: our programme for government (May 2010)

 

Hopefully this EDM will remind ministers of the promise they made to those who voted for them in good faith that they would stick to their commitments. It’s unfortunate such reminders are required with only four months to go, but hopefully this will urge them to proceed in the right direction for animals at the earliest opportunity.

The tabled EDM can be found here: http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2014-15/636

If you’d like any other information about this important issue, the associated MPs can be contacted here.

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