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The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection is a pressure group based near Highbury Corner in North London, United Kingdom that campaigns peacefully against vivisection.
It was founded in 1898 by Frances Power Cobbe. Firstly, it mainly campaigned for the end of the use of vivisection, on dogs. In 1919 the Dogs (Protection) bill came close to becoming law.
It is now involved in working undercover in laboratories where animal experimentation takes place in order to expose the reality to the public. It also complies in-depth scientific and legal research to challenge animal testing companies.
It successfully lobbied the UK government into abolishing the LD50 test.
The BUAV is committed to using all peaceful means to end animal experiments and promote modern, non-animal research techniques. The BUAV morally oppose the use of animals for experimentation and believe it is a fundamentally flawed scientific methodology and that animals are entitled to respect and compassion which animal experiments deny them.
The BritishUnion for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) is a pressure group based near Highbury Corner in London, United Kingdom.
BUAV was founded in 1898 by Frances Power Cobbe, campaigning at first against the use of dogs in vivisection, and came close to achieving success with the 1919 Dogs (Protection) Bill, which almost became law.
The BUAV was also closely involved in the lobbying which led to the adoption in the European Union of the 7th Amendment to the Cosmetics Directive, which will effectively ban both the testing of cosmetics products and their ingredients on animals and also the sale of products which have been animal-tested anywhere in the world.
In August of this year the BUAV were invited to send a delegate to the second meeting of the International Congress of the World League for the Protection of Animals against Vivisection, held in Frankfurt.
Although the BUAV were at this time advocating their own abolition bill to their supporters in the Houses of Parliament they co-operated with the joint proposals.
The campaign, lead by BUAV and Compassion in World Farming, challenged the belief by the European Patent Office (EPO) that the exploitation of the 'invention' was not contrary to morality, something expressly prohibited under the European Patent Convention.
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