Animal rights' campaigners protest at Cheshire laboratory

Animal rights' campaigners put up posters outside Astra Zeneca in Cheshire.
Animal rights' campaigners put up posters outside Astra Zeneca in Cheshire. Credit: ITV Granada

Animal rights' campaigners staged a protest outside Astra Zeneca in Cheshire.

It's after beagles used for medical testing were moved to the UK when the firm closed kennels in Sweden.

The dogs will be used for research into conditions such as asthma, diabetes and arthritis.

A spokeswoman for Astra Zeneca said animal testing was a 'vital part of the research process.'

But campaigners want the animals freed and rehomed.

Campaigners want beagles freed and re-homed.
Campaigners want beagles freed and re-homed. Credit: ITV Granada
Campaigners outside Astra Zeneca in Cheshire
Campaigners outside Astra Zeneca in Cheshire. Credit: ITV Granada

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Protest against animal testing

Campaigners staged a protest outside Astra Zeneca in Cheshire. It's after beagles used for medical testing were moved to the UK when kennels were closed in Sweden. The firm said animal testing is a 'vital part of the research process.'