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Gummer on animal exports

Title
Gummer on animal exports
Genre
Interview
TX Date
14 Sep 1989
Year of production
1989
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Duration
00:02:45
Description
Interview with Agriculture Minister John Gummer. Follows the death by suffocation of 79 beagle pups on a ferry from Britain to Sweden. Gummer says he wants an urgent inquiry into what happened and if necessary the Government will prosecute. But he’s refusing to bow to RSPCA demands to outlaw the export of animals for research. Male interviewer not identified (poss. Peter Deeley).
Contributors
John Gummer; Peter Deeley?
Keywords
Government; Imports; Exports; UK; Great Britain; Animal welfare; Sweden; Animal welfare legislation; Animal experimentation

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