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Members of the House of Lords with experience of and expertise in animal welfare and science, contributed to a debate on the Lords EU Committee report on the proposed revision of the EU Directive on the protection of animals used for scientific procedures.
The wide-ranging discussion covered: welfare of laboratory animals; animal experimentation for medical purposes, promotion of replacement, reduction and refinement of the scientific use of animals; use of non-human primates in research; the strategic approach to the development of non-animal methods across the EU; and animal experimentation for medical purposes.
In the House of Lords Members may table questions for debate, usually up to two hours and a half, on a specific issue or matter of concern.
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