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Public opinion

An opinion poll carried out in February and March 2009 in six EU Member States (UK, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and the Czech Republic) by leading polling company YouGov found overwhelming support to end the use of primates, cats and dogs in experiments causing suffering, and animal experiments to be allowed – if at all – only for serious human illnesses.

Results from the opinion poll show:

  • 81% of people surveyed agree or strongly agree the new law should prohibit all experiments causing pain or suffering to primates
  • 79% of people agree or strongly agree the new law should prohibit all experiments on animals which do not relate to serious or life-threatening human conditions
  • 84% of people surveyed agree or strongly agree the new law should prohibit all experiments causing severe pain or suffering to any animal
  • 80% of people agree or strongly agree all information about animal experiments should be publicly available, except information which is confidential and information which would identify researchers or where they work
  • 73% of people disagree or strongly disagree that the new law should permit experiments causing pain or suffering to cats
  • 77% of people disagree or strongly disagree that the new law should permit experiments causing pain or suffering to dogs

The poll was carried out by the ECEAE as part of our 12 Million Reasons campaign on the new EU animal experiments directive. 

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