More From The Beeb – Newsnight Debate About Vivisection

Newsnight Newsnight this time. Tomorrow night (Thursday 27th July) they will be hosting a debate about vivisection and about the animal testing labs being built in Oxford.

Vivisection debate to be broadcast on Newsnight on Thursday 27th July on
BBC TWO at 10.30pm.

Newsnight and BBC Oxford are co-hosting the debate in Oxford with a distinguished panel of national experts representing both sides of the debate.

Speakers include controversial activist Mel Broughton representing SPEAK (Stop the Primate Laboratory at Oxford University) and Professor Tipu Aziz from Pro-Test, who campaign in favour of continued animal testing and in support of scientific research.

It is thought to be the first time that the pair have debated publicly on the issue.

The debate will be broadcast on Newsnight and the Newsnight website, and will also be transmitted on BBC Radio Oxford and BBC South Today the following day. It will also be available on the BBC Oxford website

The evening will begin with a report setting the scene for the debate outlining how Oxford has found itself at the centre of a controversy about the building of new animal vivisection laboratories; the lengths that both sides are prepared to go to and how things are likely to pan out assuming that opposing groups will never agree.

The debate will cover a wide range of issues surrounding animal testing with Gavin Esler leading the discussion.

Speakers including Mel Broughton from Speak and Professor Tipu Aziz, leading member of Pro-Test.

If you have a question you would like to ask the panel visit this page and post it via the form.

Further reading: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/5210868.stm

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