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BUAV Undercover

Dear Friend

The BUAV has revealed graphic disturbing evidence of the cruelty and suffering inflicted on thousands of animals every year in UK research; including for the first time, the appalling suffering inflicted on mice for the worldwide craze of using botox products to temporarily reduce facial lines and wrinkles.

We placed an undercover worker in Wickham Laboratories in Hampshire for 8 months to the end of October 2009. She secretly filmed the appalling suffering inflicted on thousands of animals inside the facility.

We are also accusing the Home Office, which regulates animal experiments in the UK, of breaking the law in several ways including not enforcing the use of non animal alternatives and failing to minimise the suffering inflicted on animals. For further information and to watch the videos, see our website You can also read The Sunday Times article about our investigation here and an article that appeared in the Sun newspaper:

For other media coverage, please visit:

Please circulate this email widely, and take action now for the hundreds of rabbits and thousands of mice used at Wickham.
Thank you

Sarah Kite

Director of Special Projects

British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV)
16a Crane Grove
London N7 8NN
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7700 4888
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7700 0252Web:

Click here: a major BUAV undercover investigation exposes the reality of life and death inside one UK laboratory

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