On Nov 28th the science board is decideing over the new animal welfare act. After this there is almost no chance to achieve an animal welfare reform in the animal research act.
In the past days and weeks there have been even more animal welfare demonstrations than usual in Austria. 2 huge marches for animal rights, demonstraions with dead research animals, demos that included naked activists, info tables, acitivsts rappled down from buildings with huge banners and so on.
For the first time a bill in Austria had to be changed for 3 times because of all the protests.
But we haven't reached our goal yet.
We still need transparency in animal research (not confidentiality), so that the public is fully informed about all animal experiments, we need layers for animals who are informed of all approval procedures and instead of only one person who permits all approval requests (and does permit everything) a committee should be introduced that can forbid that most cruel and unnecessary experiments.
We have already achieved a lot during this campain but we cannot stop yet. Please sign the petition as long as it is still possible and contact the responsible politicians:
German protest e-mail (just fill in your information below and click on "E-mails absenden): http://www.vgt.at/actionalert/tierversuche/appell/index.php
Green party: email@example.com
Social party: firstname.lastname@example.org
Liberal party: email@example.com
Conservative party: firstname.lastname@example.org
Science minister: Karlheinz.Toechterle@bmwf.gv.at