Protect transportation of animals for medical research
Responsible department: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
PETA and BUAV have operated a systematic campaign of lobbying against hauliers. The government must support and protect the medical research industry by ensuring animals are transported for vital medical research.
Ferry companies and airlines (inc. BA) are refusing to carry animals due to this pressure.
Life sciences = £50bn year to UK economy
UK biotech = 31% EU market
UK is responsible for 15% of world’s academic output.
The spurious claims of an (albeit vocal) minority of extremists are compromising the healthcare of future generations and damaging the economy.
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