Op-Ed: In July 2015 the British government has overturned a planning decision to allow the building of a controversial puppy breeding facility which will breed beagles for drug test experiments.
The company involved is US based B & K Universal but the facility will be built at Grimston near Hull, in East Yorkshire.
The 'new' Tory government is showing its true nasty colours in its priorities since forming a government in early May.
Attacks on the poor and vulnerable, handouts to big business and Tory donors, attempts to overturn the Human Rights Act, the Hunting Act and to erode Worker's rights have been high on the party's agenda.
Listening to a representative if the US company on local radio early Thursday I was shocked that someone so stupid could be in charge of anything at all.
The male employee welcomed the decision to build this new facility and condemned locals for objecting. His attitude was the breeding and experiment program had been ongoing for years and 'newbies' trying to dictate to the village was basically not on.
I call him stupid as his words did nothing to convince me and completely overlooked the issue of animal suffering, pain and cruelty.
He was quick to claim that animal welfare standards would improve; big deal say I!
Dogs would no longer be imported from America allowing better monitoring but they will instead be bred to die in the lab as part of a series of experiments.
PM Cameron and his cronies in government claim they want to give power to local 'powerhouse' councils rather than having Westminster so how come they have overruled the local council this time.
Eric Pickles for the coalition government threw out an earlier planning application in 2012. Since then campaigners have successfully stopped further planning applications.
But of course now it is a Tory government pure and simple and there are 'loyalty' debts to repay.
Animal rights activists have fought long and hard to prevent this new build near Hull and their campaign is bound to continue.
They after all are not looking at bank balances and dues owed just trying to stop animal suffering.
Sky News reports Thursday:
The National Anti-Vivisection Society has condemned the decision to grant permission for the new farm, calling it a betrayal of the animals, the public and science.
The Department of Communities and Local Government said Thursday it has done the U Turn and decided to allow the build based solely on "planning grounds." Pull the other one I say.
NEWTEKWORLDNEWS animal news writer Patricia Betty reported at our previous website in September 2013:
Born to die in a Harlan laboratory