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University used more than 47,000 animals for breeding and experiments

The University of Dundee has released details of its use of animals in experiments.

Responding to a Freedom of Information request from a member of public, the university revealed that it carried out experiments on living animals.

Luke Beevers, understood to be an animal rights activist, made the request and asked how many living animals were used in experiments and how many animals the university currently has on its premises.

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STV | 30th April 2012

University of Salford attempts exemption from Freedom of Information Act

The University of Salford has tried to get itself and other universities exempt from the Freedom of Information Act on the grounds that “they are not `Public Authorities'”. The bid was made in written evidence to the Justice Committee which is currently scrutinising the Act.

Salford University admits in its evidence that it cost well over £75,000 to stop one Freedom of Information request, while last year, the Information Commissioner found that Salford University had breached the Act five times in its dealings with Salford Star.

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Salford Star | 30th April 2012

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