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On Sunday 20th April 2003, Uncaged Campaigns' two and a half year legal fight for the public's democratic right to know what was really happening in Government-backed pig-to-primate transplant experiments at Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) began to reap rewards with a large story on page three of the Observer.

Furthermore, the documents we are now allowed to publish reveal the scandalous conduct of the Government in the way it licensed some of the most extreme and bloody experiments ever seen in the UK and then amazingly allowed serious breaches of the law to go unpunished. The myth of 'tightly regulated animal experiments' has now been blown out of water.

We now need your help! Please visit our dedicated website at www.xenodiaries.org for our full report on this most shocking scandal; the leaked (and previously injuncted) documents; and ways in which you can help us hold the Government (some of these licenses were even personally authorised by ministers), Imutran/Novartis and HLS to account.

We need you to write, email and phone as many national print (include magazines etc.), television, radio and online media as you can. It is absolutely imperative that we increase the coverage of this scandal as wide as possible. Our victory in overturning the injunction on the leaked documents is monumental in the debate about all animal experiments, HLS, Government regulation and xenotransplantation - but people need to hear it!

Please contact the media and highlight the extreme - and previously hidden - suffering of wild-caught primates in these experiments and that the corruption and collusion on the part of the Government in licensing and 'regulating' these experiments demands an Independent Judicial Inquiry into its behaviour - NOW!

Please give our website address: www.xenodiaries.org and our contact details for journalists to get in touch (0114 283 1155; info@uncaged.co.uk). Also, refer to the Observer article.

Please also contact the Observer to thank them for being bold enough for covering this story.

The website at www.xenodiaries.org/letters.htm has more information (including some addresses and sample letters) about writing to the media, the Prime Minister, your MP etc. See also our latest news release that you may wish to utilise or refer to when contacting the media.

Max Newton, Uncaged Campaigns 21.04.03


Uncaged 1993-2012: This is the archived website of Uncaged. All information correct at the time of archiving - November 2012.