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Hunger strike for animal rights

A man underwent a hunger strike this week in protest against Government plans that could lead to animal suffering.

22-year-old Edmund Maile began his strike on Saturday to highlight changes to animal rights laws which could come into force in 2013. He stood outside the Senate House, King’s Parade, and only drank water.

Mr Maile handed out postcards to send to David Cameron condemning the new European Union directive which would see Britain’s laws on the treatment of animals in laboratories fall in line with the rest of Europe.

This directive could dismantle Britain’s current laws, which are widely seen as effective, replacing them with lower levels of animal rights.

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