"until suitable alternatives are found, this vital work should continue so that hundreds of millions more lives can be saved in the future"
Home Office Minister - 269/2004 Press Release
“Animal research has helped save hundreds of millions of lives, and is only carried out where absolutely necessary and under stringent controls. I am determined that, until suitable alternatives are found, this vital work should continue so that hundreds of millions more lives can be saved in the future.”
At the time of this quote, Caroline was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Home Office. She was responsible for reducing organised and international crime; anti-drugs co-ordination and international and European issues.
She is openly pro-vivisection, and was one of two MP's who were 'notable signatories' on The People's Petition, an online campaign to express support for medical experimentation using animals in the UK, launched by the Coalition for Medical Progress in 2006. She has also been vocal about animal rights extreemism, calling for police powers in these matters to be strengthened