The Daily Mail gets a lot of stick for its emotive or sensationalist headlines and the spin and exaggeration it sometimes puts on stories. However, this is one it got right:
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The RSPCA is lobbying against it because it seriously weakens the UK’s already high standards of animal welfare.
“… controls relating to which animals can be used and how much they may be permitted to suffer may be overcome by using a multitude of “get-out clauses” if a scientific benefit can be shown.”
There is a petition somewhere, but I can’t find it at the moment; when I do, I’ll provide the link or if anyone already has it, please let me know. Thanks.