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30.04.07 Written Declaration calls for European primate test ban
On April 24th 2007 (World Lab Animal Day) a Written Declaration calling for a Europe-wide ban on primate experiments is launched at the European Parliament with a big ADI/NAVS reception and publicity event.
The New Written Declaration: “Urges the Commission, the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament to use the revision process of Directive 86/609/EC as an opportunity to: i. Make ending the use of apes and wild caught monkeys in scientific experiments an urgent priority; ii. Establish a timetable for replacing the use of all primates in scientific experiments with alternatives.”
This Declaration has cross-party, international support and is sponsored by John Bowis (UK – European People’s Party), Martine Roure (France – Party of European Socialists), Jens Holm (Sweden – European United Left), Rebecca Harms (Germany – Greens) and Mojca Drcar Murko (Slovenia – Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe).
The launch event was also backed by MEPs Liz Lynne, Caroline Lucas, Sajjad Karim, Carl Shlyter, Robert Evans and Paulo Casaca.