I recently attended the BUAV reception in Parliament and discussed with their staff, the challenges that they face in fighting against animal experiments.
Since 2010, I have used only BUAV certified products to clean my constituency office. I was delighted to reaffirm that commitment and was presented with a certificate. I believe it’s now time to end animal testing for all household products.
BUAV are running a campaign to end experiments on cats and dogs. Home Office statistics report that 3,214 dogs and 202 cats were used in experiments in Great Britain in 2012. This represents a 6% increase for dogs and a 32% increase for cats on the previous year. I know that many of my constituents share their homes and lives with cats and dogs and they will join me in calling for an end to their use in experiments.