Thousands of animals die in agony during secret Ministry of Defence tests which expose them to explosives and poisons, the Sunday People can reveal.

Nearly 28,000, pigs, monkeys and guinea pigs were killed by government scientists during just three years of the controversial ­military experiments.

Pigs were dressed in body armour and blown up, monkeys were infected with deadly biological agents and guinea pigs were poisoned with nerve gas at the government’s top secret Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down in Wiltshire.

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