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Imperial College London severely criticised following BUAV investigation‏

December 14, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

This week Imperial College London has been severely criticised by an inquiry it commissioned following our Licensed to Kill investigation at one of its animal research facilities in 2012.

In 2012, the BUAV went undercover at Imperial College London. What we discovered was in stark contrast to the UK Government and research industry claim that the country has some of the highest welfare standards in the world for animals in laboratories.

Behind the closed doors of this ‘world-leading university’, our investigator discovered animals suffering even more than necessary for an experiment, with some dying because of staff incompetence and neglect.

Following the release of our findings and call for an independent inquiry, Imperial College London commissioned its own review which resulted in this week’s Brown Report. The report severely criticised Imperial and concluded that the College ‘…lacks adequate leadership, management, operational, training, supervisory and ethical review systems to support high standards in animal use and welfare’. Read more on our analysis of the Brown Report here.

Our ground-breaking investigation was only made possible with the generosity of our supporters. Please make a donation today to help us continue our fight for the animals at Imperial College London – and around the world.

The criticism of Imperial College is a damning indictment. If such breaches can happen at Imperial College, with its reputation as a world-leading institution, they can happen anywhere. We believe the public has a right to know what is happening to animals in laboratories. The curtain of secrecy has hidden animal suffering and human incompetence for far too long.

The BUAV’s hard-hitting undercover investigations have long exposed the reality of life and death for animals in laboratories. But these investigations cost the BUAV thousands of pounds to run. With your support we can uncover more suffering – and create lasting change for animals. Please help us with a donation today.

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