“…Animal rights activists halt transportation of laboratory animals…”

“…Vital medical research is being “choked off” because airlines and ferry companies are refusing to bring animals into the country for testing in the face of pressure from animals’ rights activists, a former science minister has warned.

Lord Drayson, who was a minister in the last Labour government, said “extremists” had “picked off” the companies which have now pulled out of transporting laboratory mice and other animals.

The Times reported that Stena Line had followed DFDS Seaways and P&O Ferries in halting the carriage of test animals, closing the last sea route for medical researchers.

The Channel Tunnel has long refused the trade, the paper said, while no UK-based airline, including British Airways, would carry laboratory animals…”

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Animal rights activists halt transportation of laboratory animals – Science – News – The Independent.

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