Stars Call To End Animal Experiment Secrecyby The Daily Eye Team June 13 2014, 7:01 am Estimated Reading Time: 1 min, 3 secs
The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has welcomed support from Ricky Gervais and Paul O’Grady, who have joined the NAVS campaign to end secrecy in animal experiments in the UK. They are among 24 celebrities who have signed up to astatement urging the repeal of Section 24, the animal experiment ‘secrecy clause’ which is currently under review by the Government. Members of the public have until June 13th to have their say. The NAVS President Jan Creamer, “The repeal of Section 24 is long overdue and a growing number of voices, including the Government themselves, agree that action must be taken. The situation as it stands is untenable. Please join the NAVS campaign to end animal experiment secrecy by responding to the Government’s public consultation before June 13th.” The NAVS campaign to repeal Section 24 is supported by 24 celebrities, including Ricky Gervais, Paul O’Grady, Chris Packham, Joanna Lumley, Twiggy, Brian Blessed, Colin Baker, Annette Crosbie, Gemma Atkinson, Meg Mathews, Alexei Sayle, Sadie Frost, Benjamin Zephaniah, Eddie Izzard, Jenny Seagrove, Lynsey de Paul, Peter Egan, Julia Peasgood, Samantha Womack, Wendy Turner-Webster, Martin Shaw,Prunella Scales, Julian Clary and Ann Widdecombe, who has written an article on the need for openness in animal experiments.