Brighton Magazine

The Brighton Magazine

Selected Brighton Magazine Article

Wednesday 06 March 2013

Caroline Lucas MP Backs Brighton March Against Vivisection

Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, announces support for Save the Harlan Beagles march and brands animal tests outdated, cruel and inefficient.'



On Saturday 9th March, Save the Harlan Beagles – a campaign to close Harlan, the UK's most notorious breeder of laboratory dogs – will host a silent procession through the streets of Brighton.

In a statement of support ahead of the event, Lucas – Vice Chair of Parliament's All Party Group on Animal Welfare and a Vice President of the RSPCA – said:

"I'm grateful of the opportunity to send a strong message of support for the work they are doing at Save the Harlan Beagles.
 
"Animal tests are outdated, cruel and inefficient, yet the number of animals being used in UK research is actually increasing – despite a pledge by the Coalition Government to reduce it

.
 
"The majority of drugs deemed successful after testing on animals go on to fail in clinical trials, either because they don't produce the same therapeutic effects in people or because they are too toxic to use on human patients.
 
"New technologies are emerging all the time which are transforming our understanding of human biology, and there is now a global movement amongst regulatory agencies to replace animal testing with modern technologies.
 
"To prevent animals such as the Harlan beagles from enduring any more unnecessary suffering, we now need political action to ensure far more is done to keep up with rapidly changing technology and to replace animal testing with viable alternatives.
 
"All power to Save the Harlan Beagles" elbow in this ongoing campaign to bring an end to animal suffering."

Europe unites against vivisection

Hundreds of animal lovers from across Europe are expected to join Saturday's march; raising awareness of multi-national Harlan's inhumane business and calling for an immediate government inquiry into animal testing.

Anti-Harlan events will take place in France, Italy, Belgium and Bosnia Herzegovina on the same day, as will a national protest against AstraZeneca in Alderley Park, Macclesfield following the pharmaceutical company"s refusal to rehome beagles housed in their now defunct site in Sweden and subsequent shipment of the dogs to England.

The Save the Harlan Beagles march starts at 12 noon, Victoria Fountain, Old Steine Gardens, Brighton BN1 1FX.



by: Mike Cobley


Share    

“I want young people to realise that they have the power to change the world right from their bedroom, kitchen table or garden shed."
Next year will see the UK's biggest Pride Festival mark twenty-five years of Pride in the City. and it is widely anticipated to be the biggest Pride celebration in the City to date.
Off the back of last summer’s major festival stages, as well as playing guests to Arctic Monkeys at two huge shows in London's Finsbury Park and at Dublin's Marlay Park, Brighton band Royal Blood's reputation is building internationally, as they set off to prove to the world that rock is definitely not dead.
Same Sky is turning to crowdfunding and local business support to deliver Brighton's Burning the Clocks on its 21st birthday. 
Pic WaterAid/ Eliza Deacon
Local fundraiser, Sophie Goodall, from Brighton, saw first-hand the difference the money she has raised for WaterAid is making  during an unforgettable trip to Uganda, with the international development charity.
A funny fella with a brain as razor sharp as his wit - and don't you just love him for it - Jimmy Carr has honed his craft and now uses his audience as the backbone of his stand-up.
Elvis Costello had fallen out of love with his home country after a bad experience at Glastonbury back in 2005. The memory was recounted by Elvis as one of the worst forty-five minutes of his professional life: 
Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon is the new album from English national treasures The Wave Pictures,  It was co-written and produced by one of their all time heroes Billy Childish.
A competition is now open to design the front cover of the new-look Brighton Fringe Family Guide; now an A5 booklet, available in early March 2014. 
Sussex's arts calendar will be bolstered by a brand new event next year as Chestnut Tree House children's hospice and Brighton Dome join forces to host the Big Heart charity art auction in March 2015.
After playing a total hit storm when they appeared in Glastonbury's much coveted 'special guest' slot, last summer, Kaiser Chiefs are about to do the same when they visit Brighton, early next year.
The Unthanks first came to our attention when they were headlining a Great Escape night. A packed Spiegeltent next to St Peter’s Church, in Brighton, emptied rapidly as support, Bon Iver, left the venue. 

Ten couples are set to make history in Brighton & Hove when they are married at the same time on the first day the law allows.
Tick, tock the hour is near. It's the 9th December 1982 and there's a gig ticket on top of The Jam's pile of vinyl that lay neatly piled on the Dansette. Not just any old gig ticket, but one so I can say a fond farewell at the Brighton Centre to the band that had defined the last six years of my life.

Archive search

Search our archives for what's on and gone for the best of this city's theatre music comedy news and much more...






Latest Brighton Jobs

Senior Design Engineer** IMMEDIATE START

Project lead for key project, this would involve liaising with all departments and key persons responsible for specific areas of the project....
Real Life Sciences - Sussex
More details

Consultant - Oncology - ASAP to 15/ 02/ 2014 - Eastbourne and Hastings

Best Young Businessman of the Year 2014. We have established ourselves as a reputable provider of Locum Doctors, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals (AHP) and...
Medilink Consulting - Sussex
More details

2 x Consultants - General Medicine/ Elderly Medicine - ASAP to 31st Ja

2 x Consultants, General/Elderly Medicine. Ward cover, Monday to Friday, plus on calls required (due to winter pressures)....
Medilink Consulting - Sussex
More details

Bookkeeper

Preparing sales invoices; General filing and administration of client records. Word (& access database an advantage)....
REED - Hove
More details
Organising a conference or event in Brighton?
See our Brighton Conference section.
Brighton web design by ...ntd