Addressing the drone again, Will said, “Hello, I’m famous!” before admitting that he had “lost the key” to the handcuffs.
Marshall BioResources in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, breeds between 1,600 and 2,000 beagles each year, with the puppies taken to labs across the country for testing when they are four months old.
After being used to test the effects of various substances on their organs, many dogs are killed when they are six months old.
UK law requires new drugs to be tested in a rodent and a non-rodent before they are introduced to the market.
A representative from Marshall BioResources said, “Will Young is entitled to his opinion, but it is unfortunate that he has supported a national disinformation campaign.
“There are less than ten severe experiments in dogs each year, but they remain essential for the development of human and animal medicines. Animals cannot be used by law if there is an alternative.
“Mr. Young’s sympathies extend, like ours, to those animals who may undergo mild procedures, but it is a pity that he did not make the connection between the experiences and the human and animal lives that he did. ‘they will save.
“The vaccines, deworming tablets, flea treatments, antibiotics and all of their other veterinary drugs that Mr. Young gives his dog all come from animal testing he now protests against.
“In fact, most human and animal drugs are not only tested on animals, but discovered using them. The vaccines and treatments we have for Covid are a prime example, but also asthma drugs, diabetes and cancer wouldn’t be there without it. You’d be hard pressed to find a drug that didn’t need an animal somewhere in its development.
“The UK already has a global center for research into animal alternatives called the NC3Rs. The day we move beyond animal research it will be thanks to these scientists, not well-meaning but misinformed protesters. “, he concluded.