That at least gives some reason for optimism. Do you know how many animals are killed per year in the UK? I don't recall the article giving a number. It's sad that countries still use animal experimentation today given the technology, and I'd be curious to see what reasons they give in these debates.Originally Posted by Irizary
Ending vivisection is a process. There isn't just one thing that's going to end it. By your reasoning nothing will "resolve" it - because along with more aggressive tactics there has been education and every other form of campaigning in the last 30 years, and they didn't end it either. It will take a lot of tactics, over time. And in fact, the UK is much further along the road to ending animal experimentation than the US - proportional to the size of the countries there are many fewer animals used, and more restrictions such as the illegality of experimentation on Great Apes - so I would say activists in the UK are doing something right to have held back the numbers. In the UK there are actually public debates with scientists and anti-vivisectionists to a much greater degree than in the US - and if anything I would argue that the more aggressive tactics have pushed the anti vivisection issue into the public for scrutiny, which is a substantial step towards abolishing it. For many people, I believe when they really understand what vivisection is and what it looks like, they do not support it.