HC Deb 13 February 1930 vol 235 c637W

asked the Home Secretary whether any experiments by vivisection are conducted or allowed with the object of benefiting dogs; and, if so, how many were performed last year?


Such experiments would be allowed in suitable cases. During 1929, 451 experiments (all inoculations), of which 74 were on dogs, were performed with the object of discovering a prophylactic serum for distemper. No doubt other of the experiments performed were done with the direct or indirect object of benefiting dogs, but the information in my possession does not enable me to distinguish them with any certainty.

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