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Council rejects application for vivisection breeding unit
Posted 13 November 2013
Councillors have rejected a planning application for a new vivisection breeding unit in East Yorkshire. The unit would have bred dogs and ferrets for use in animal experiments and been an expansion of B&K Universal, a company that supplies animals to laboratories. This is the second time permission has been refused, as a similar, larger-scale application was submitted last year but not granted permission to go ahead.
Animal Aid would like to thank the councillors who voted against the application, and all the campaigners who have worked tirelessly to raise awareness of the scientific – as well as ethical – arguments against the use of animals in experiments. The petition against the application gained 40,644 signatures, demonstrating the strength of public opposition to the cruel and outdated practice of vivisection.