From the Guardian:-
More than 3.7m scientific procedures were carried out using animals in 2010, an increase of around 100,000 on the previous year, according to data released by the Home Office. The rise is largely due to the production of more genetically modified mice and greater use of fish in basic biological and medical research.
Now as been said before SHACWATCH is neither pro nor anti vivisection - that is a different argument. SHACWATCH is anti SHAC.
The reason we highlight this news from todays Guardian is to debunk all the cant that SHAC and others continue to spew regarding how effective their campaign has been - it has been very effective in achieving lengthy prison sentences - it has had no effect at all on vivisection!
Well done SHAC prisoners - you sacrifice your liberty for nothing.