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World Day For Animals In Laboratories: Institutions Must Divest From Animal Testing

September 23, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

Student Voice for Animal Rights

On Saturday 26th April SVAR hosted a World Day for Animals in Laboratories demonstration in Edinburgh, as an act of solidarity with the millions of animals that are killed due to vivisection in the UK and internationally. The demo was attended by numerous University of Edinburgh students and non-students alike who gathered to hear speakers Philippa Johnstone (SVAR), Kevin Newell (Humane Wildlife Solutions) and John Patrick (Scotland for Animals), concluding with slam-style poetry from Agnes Torek. In addition, Rabbits Require Rights and Scotland for Animals hosted information stalls whilst SVAR ran a vegan cake sale in aid of The Dr. Hayden Trust.

It is difficult to obtain accurate statistics regarding the number of animals used in animal testing each year however estimates calculate that approximately one hundred million animals are used worldwide. This figure means that a staggering 274,000 animals are used every day for vivisection purposes; or to put it…

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