Act Now to Support a Ban on Primate Testing in Europe
- To: All European Citizens Who Want to Help Primates
This is a critical time in Europe. The European Commission (EC) is currently revising the law - known as Directive 86/609 - that governs animal experiments across Europe.
86/609 is a hugely powerful Directive that has power of life and death over millions of animals across the continent - setting out minimum standards for how and whether animals can be used in experiments.
A staggering ten million animals are used in outdated and wasteful experiments in European laboratories every year. The Directive is supposed to ensure "the protection of animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes" but the huge numbers show that its just not doing that.
There is a real possibility that with enough support the EC will ban all primate tests as part of the revised law.
Written Declaration 40/2007 urges the European Parliament to use the revision process of Directive 86/609/EC as an opportunity to establish a timetable for replacing the use of all primates in scientific experiments with alternatives.
This is Urgent. The Declaration will fall on 7th September and the signatures of half the MEPs in the Parliament is needed by then.
If you care about animals visit the following website to urge them to sign Written Declaration 40/2007.
If you want to do more:-
Please write to the European Commission and ask them to ban primate tests. To help, a prepared letter can be found at
The address is:-
Mr. Stavros Dimas
Commissioner for Environment
B-1049, Brussels, Belgium
Please tell all your colleagues and friends in the UK and Europe about Written Declaration 40/2007.
For information on Alternatives to Animal Testing and why they work visit the Dr Hadwen Trust
For further information:-
Tony, Nottingham, England
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