A 2011 review by Bateson and colleagues was the first major systematic assessment of the ethics of UK primate experimentation. It concluded that 91% of studies were ethically justifiable. My detailed critique of that review was recently published in AATEX, along with an analysis of UK lab animal use in 2010, and the implications for animal welfare.
No less than 15 other veterinarians and I have signed letters criticising the British Government's plans for mass killing of wild badgers as part of its bovine tuberculosis control strategy, and of the British Veterinary Association's support of the killing. These have been published this week in The Independent, Vet Record and Vet Times. The Independent has also run a major article on this controversy. Our published letters are here.