British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection

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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.

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