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19.01.09 Proposals to replace European rules on animal experiments are discussed in Brussels for the first time

The new proposals to replace old directive 86 609 are introduced to the European Parliament’s Agriculture and Rural Development Committee (AGRI) in Brussels, which will be debating amendments and producing a report on the proposals.

The Commission revision proposals have been hailed as partial victory with proposals to implement many of the ADI demands, including bans on using great apes and wild-caught monkeys.

However, ADI is concerned about loopholes in the current proposals and wants the legislation to be strengthened. The new ADI ‘Vision for Europe’ report is a comprehensive analysis of the Commission proposals, and ADI responses.

ADI representatives attend the first committee meeting and to give copies of the ‘Vision for Europe’ document to every single MEP.

ADI Chief Executive Jan Creamer says “This is a unique opportunity to make real progress in the process of eliminating animal experiments and protecting animal welfare. For the sake of animals and science it is vital that the moment is seized.“

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