Open Letter Calls for Government U-Turn on Laboratory Beagle Breeding Centre

(Kennel Club Press Release) FRAME (Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments) and the Kennel Club have sent an open letter to Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government The Rt Hon Greg Clark, MP calling on him and the Government to reverse their decision to grant planning permission for a laboratory…

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Study Highlights Concerns Over Need to Test Drugs on Dogs

(Kennel Club Press Release) Dogs around the world are being needlessly tested in pre-clinical trials for human drugs, claims a study that has found that the predictive success of testing on dogs is often little better than chance. The Kennel Club Charitable Trust donated £10,000 in 2007 to help fund the study by FRAME and…

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New DNA Testing Scheme for Beagles

(Kennel Club Press Release) Following consultation with the Beagle breed health coordinator, on behalf of the breed clubs, the Kennel Club has recently approved a new official DNA testing scheme for neonatal cerebellar cortical degeneration (NCCD) in this breed. This test is offered in the UK by the Animal Health Trust and further details can…

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