§ Mr. Lagden
I beg to ask leave to present a petitionTo the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled.The humble Petition of citizens of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,
That the practice of experimenting upon living animals in the supposed interests of mankind involves the infliction of much pain and suffering upon defenceless creatures, and that the time and money spent thereon could be diverted from such experiments of doubtful and disputed value to humane avenues of investigation.
Wherefore your Petitioners pray that the practice of experimenting upon living animals be prohibited by law by your Honourable House.
And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.
§ This Petition, Mr. Speaker, is signed by 147,834 loyal subjects of Her Majesty in the United Kingdom.
§ To lie upon the Table.