• Dear Mr. Javid,

    I am outraged by the Planning Inspectorate’s decision to give permission to Yorkshire Evergreen on behalf of B&K Universal to expand their laboratory breeding farm in Grimston.

    How can the government justify this decision given its policy of reducing the number of animals used in experiments?

    I am more than disappointed to see that a local council decision was overidden by Greg Clark MP, considering the local and national public outrage on this matter. Over 100,000 people have signed petitions and thousands objected to the planning proposals made on behalf of B&K Universal by Yorkshire Evergreen.

    I am also shocked that permission has been given to a company whose vet and managers were convicted in Italy in January 2015 for animal cruelty and illegal killing of animals at their parent company’s breeding facility in Montichiari, Brescia. A company whose care towards animals in their Green Hill facility, according to Italian magistrates, was "inadequate, untimely, ineffective and short-lived."

    I look forward to your response.

    Yours sincerely,