Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler is calling for all cats and dogs used in medical testing to be given a loving home after they have featured in experiments.

The Total Eclipse of the Heart hitmaker has joined the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (Buav) in its campaign to make it mandatory for cats, dogs and other animals used in testing to be rehomed by the laboratories.

Tyler says in a statement, "It is hard to comprehend that there are many dogs, cats and other animals who will only ever know life in a laboratory and never get the chance of a loving home and I believe it is important to speak out for them. This is why I support the Buav in its mission to change U.K. law and make it mandatory for animals in laboratories to be found homes, where possible."

Other stars backing the campaign include funnyman Ricky Gervais and actor John Nettles.