Yesterday we delivered our Target Zero petition to the Prime Minister, joined by a group of cross-party MPs showing their support for kinder science.
We joined forces with Animal Free Research UK and OneKind (Scotland) to launch the Target Zero petition last July after the most recent animal testing statistics showed that, on the current trajectory, animal tests looked set to continue in the UK for another 90 years.
Since launching, the petition was signed by 101,242 people, all uniting to Target Zero animal experiments in the UK.
Our Director of Public Affairs, Kerry Postlewhite, said: “A huge thank you to everyone who added their voice to the Target Zero petition calling for a plan to end animal tests and to their MPs who joined us to deliver the petition to the Prime Minister.
“Everyone who signed the petition has been clear, we need pro-active government intervention to bring an end to this suffering and to incentivise kinder and better science. Our public representatives must listen to the serious concerns the public has about animal experiments and act on petitioners’ calls for a plan to end animal tests.”
If you live in the UK, you might know that the Government has said that it will allow animal tests for ingredients used solely in cosmetics. Please sign and share our petition which we hope to present to MPs soon.