Even though only 3% of the population in Britain is vegetarian, they sure are animal lovers.
Over the past 6 years, illegal attacks (some bordering on terrorism) have declined significantly to almost none at all, as peaceful protesting has been on the rise.
They might have realized the extremists were taking things a bit too far after a 2004 grave-robbing.
Even though Britain banned testing cosmetics on animals there were still about 3.7 million animal tests performed in 2010.
Regardless of how peaceful the protests are, police are still advising research facilities to up their security, just in case the extremists decide to pop up again.
What seems stupid to us, is that scientists dislike using animals just as much as we do; animal testing is expensive and the results aren't always reliable. The problem is there are no reliable alternatives.
Maybe scientists should spend their time creating alternative testing methods instead of torturing animals.
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