Research charities must now swear pro-vivisection public oath

The Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), the sector’s key representative body, has told its 133 members that, from November 20, they must publicly declare their support for vivisection if they wish to remain within its ranks. Animal Aid has condemned the move as ‘outrageously authoritarian’ because of the way it denies research funders the right to exercise their independent judgement on a highly contentious issue, and both the Independent and Daily Mail have covered the story on their websites.

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