New state-of-the-art animal house plan

A RESEARCH group which looks into how animals are looked after in farms and laboratories wants to build a new centre in Langford. The three-storey high building at Langford Veterinary School in Langford Road, owned by Bristol University, would house 75 st

A RESEARCH group which looks into how animals are looked after in farms and laboratories wants to build a new centre in Langford.The three-storey high building at Langford Veterinary School in Langford Road, owned by Bristol University, would house 75 staff from the university's animal behaviour and welfare group.The group has received £2.75million in grants from various scientific bodies which has enabled the scheme to go ahead. The group has applied to North Somerset Council for planning permission. Senior administrator, Peter Read, said: "We are trying to create the best welfare conditions for animals, for farm animals in particular but also for those in laboratory housing conditions. We will have to replicate some of those housing conditions."We are aware some animals are used in laboratories and we want to show the world these are the best housing conditions for these animals."The group will look into conditions taken into account when housing animals including light, air, the animals' ability to move, choice, comfort, warmth and airflow.


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