Experts have warned that animal testing could surge after Brexit as companies would be forced to duplicate testing if we lose access to the EU's REACH database, which regulates chemicals found in everything from medicines to cleaning products.
Best for Britain supporter Layla Moran MP said:
“We have made great scientific strides as a key member of the European Union and this is a perfect example of how Brexit would wind back the clock on that progress. Brexit critically undermines the UK’s role as a global leader in animal welfare and protections.
“Losing access to this database would mean a huge increase in animal testing as we retest all manner of chemicals. It's clear Brexit would not only be bad for our economy, it’ll be bad for animal welfare too. It is time to put this back to the people to decide."