This one-day symposium, held in London on 18 March 1997 and organised by the RSPCA, was cited as “a conference exploring a central theme of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986”. The symposium was well-attended, with the audience and speakers holding a wide range of views and experiences. As the symposium marked the tenth year of the Act, it was intended to act as a forum for debate, to stimulate discussion between animal welfare groups and animal users, and to address the ethical principles and scientific validity of animal use.
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