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Animals And Inhalationexperiments

Volume 387: debated on Monday 14 November 1977

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether the collapse of the Substitute Smoking Material campaign brings to an end the use of living animals in the "Smoking Beagles" type of experiment and, if not, how many animals and of what species are still undergoing this or similar experimental treatment.

Inhalation experiments have not been exclusively directed to the testing of tobacco substitutes, and are not dependent on the commercial success of such substitutes. They are continuing. My right honourable friend has given no fresh authority for the use of dogs in inhalation experiments since he accepted the recommendation of his advisory

1976 ENGLAND AND WALES
For slaughter after further fatteningFor immediate slaughterGrand
Sea PortsCattleCalvesSheepTotalCattleSheepTotalTotal
DOVER16285,17885,946171,286777125,135125,912297,198
FOLKESTONE254254254
FELIXSTOWE2104191,3902,01946016,73617,19619,215
GREAT YARMOUTH3,1073,1073943943,501
HARWICH1,5721171,6891,689
HULL114267381381
LOWESTOFT1,7691,7691,769
PLYMOUTH81926,67127,49014714727,637
SOUTHAMPTON53,18120053,3812992,0962,39555,776
Airports
CASTLE DONINGTON6029,48510,08710,087
EASTLEIGH3,2883,2883,288
EXETER1,3391,3391,339
GATWICK2522,3542,6062,606
HURN1,7006,1707,8707,870
LEEDS380380380
MANCHESTER129129129
MANSTON20826,24326,45126,451
NORWICH260260260
SOUTHEND4,3614,3614,361
SHAWBURY1,2741,2741,274
STANSTED7,2337,2337,233
3,953231,44087,803323,1965,418144,084149,502472,698
No pigs were exported either for further fattening or for immediate slaughter.No calves were exported for immediate slaughter.