“Make no mistake, the debate over animal experimentation has become deadly serious. In Britain, we’ve seen bombings, hunger strikes and death threats. The scientists involved, labelled ‘torturers’, live in fear of becoming the next target. Peaceful campaigners for animal rights find themselves branded as ‘terrorist sympathisers’. Yet amidst the violence and rhetoric, one thing is missing: no one really knows what the public think because they haven’t been asked where they would draw the line on animal research.
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