Cruelty to Animals Act

British Coat of ArmsOn 15 August 1876, the Cruelty to Animals Act received Royal Assent. The Cruelty to Animals Act (15 August 1876) was the world’s first legislation to regulate the use and treatment of live animals in scientific research. Image: The Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.


Susan Hamilton, “On the Cruelty to Animals Act, 15 August 1876″

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