“I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t…The pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.”
Please take five simple actions to help bring and end to animal experimentation. Please take as many actions as you can, most petitions require a only signature and comments are optional though more effective.
I agree with Mark Twain that there is no justification whatsoever for vivisection – experiments on live animals. Besides many such experiments are scientifically meaningless , such as the barbaric experiments on baby monkeys at the University of Washington. Also these days many cruel experiments can be done by the use of alternative methods that do not involve cruel animals tests
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Stop the atrocities at the baby monkey lab at the University of Washington and shut it down for good.
The University of Washington performs shockingly cruel experiments on monkeys involving the drilling of holes into the skulls of live monkeys and implanting coils on their eyes – I shudder to contemplate the horror of this. Other routine experiments include inducing convulsions, suffocation and torturing babies while still in their mother’s womb causing deformities. Also psychological cruelty, such as tearing baby monkeys from their mothers to study the resulting psychological damage.
If after all this sickening abuse the babies survive they are killed at one year of age.
Tax payers in the USA paid these vivisectors $18 million between 2010-2011 and another $12 million to other labs to breed baby monkeys.
Please help stop these atrocities now. This lab and others like it are nothing more than places of torture for defenceless animals.
Please sign the petition and share widely, let’s get this lab shut down and end this appalling treatment of these intelligent sentient creatures.
“Other schools, including Harvard University, have been forced to shut down their live animal experiments — if enough of us speak up, we can get the University of Washington to do the same.”
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Experiments on living thinking feeling animals are just so horrendous, so cruel, so inhumane, cold-blooded and callous. One has to ask what kind of person conducts such obviously painful experiments on a living being. These monkeys must scream in agony, there can be no denial surely that animals feel pain. Monkeys are highly intelligent creatures who share 99 percent of our DNA. Even if they were not as intelligent, all animals feel pain and experience fear and consequently suffering. Any creature with a brain and any kind nervous system will suffer pain.
Of course monkeys are not the only animals who undergo the agony of vivisection, for example here in the UK over 3118 Beagles were used in over 4693 experiments throughout 2012 and thousands were bred specifically for this purpose.
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Please read – Baby Animals and Their Nursing Mothers Are Living (and Dying) in Horror at UK Lab
According to the BUAV, some of the many issues the investigation exposed included tests being carried out on puppies as young as four weeks and kittens as young as eight weeks before they were killed and dissected and nursing mothers being senselessly killed after their young were taken away too soon, while some of the other animals who were used were “allowed to suffer the full extent of the symptoms of serious and even deadly diseases.”
One particularly heartbreaking scene shows a tiny beagle puppy who is screaming in distress as a researcher attempts to deliver a lethal injection, but is unable to get a vein because they’ve been so damaged.
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Please don’t overlook the most abused of all lab animals – rodents, such as rats and mice. Sadly there is less sympathy perhaps for these creatures. In the USA alone over 100 million mice and rats are killed in laboratories every year. There are no laws to protect them from any and every kind of painful abuse
imaginable – for most sensitive caring people unimaginable.
Warning some people may find the following video upsetting.
Please watch if you can, this may make you think differently about mice and rats who need our help to bring about an end to their torture as much as monkeys, cats or dogs. Ninety-five per cent of animal experiments are performed on rats and mice.
“Mice and rats are affectionate and clever and would risk their own lives to save their friends.”
Who Cares About Mice and Rats?
Mice and Rats in Laboratories
Please take the following action which is recommended in the above PETA web Page:
You can help make a difference for these vulnerable animals by urging your members of Congress to amend the Animal Welfare Act to include protection for mice and rats.
https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1720 – scroll down to send an online letter. Please personalise if you can, but send as it is if for some reason this is not possible.
I am not sure if only people living in the USA can take part in the above action.
Rats and mice are sentient beings, they are mammals like monkeys, dogs and humans; they have a brain and a nervous system so feel pain and suffer like you and I or your pet dog. Such treatment of other living creatures is inexcusable, a crime against a sentient being. What right have humans to torture any creature. Animals exist to live out their own lives in their natural environment, they are not here for our benefit for either our use or abuse.
Gandhi once said:
“I abhor vivisection with my whole soul. All the scientific discoveries stained with innocent blood I count as of no consequence.”
Links with more information
BUAV – British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection
http://www.buav.org/ – “Our vision. To create a world where nobody wants or believes we need to experiment on animals” Lots of action you can take to bring about and end to vivisection.
The National Anti-Vivisection Society
http://www.navs.org.uk/home/ – The National Anti-Vivisection Society, founded in 1875, is the world’s first body to challenge the use of animals in research and continues to lead the campaign today. Again many opportunities to take action against animal experimentation
Recent Newspaper articles concerning animal experiments at Universities
This prestigious university tortures and murders 8,000 animals
Durham University is facing a call to end animal tests, after using 8,000 in labs last year, an increase of seventy per cent
“Such ill treatment of animals does not reflect a civilised society where other species merit respect.
Sophie Kennerley, the AVC’s director of communications,
The Anti-Vivisection Coalition (AVC) claims animals have died, been seriously injured and mistreated in labs at the North’s leading university.
The campaign says documents obtained under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act reveal rabbits have suffered lacerations, swellings, abscesses, mastitis and obesity, fish have suffered fungal infections and died and vets have expressed concerns over the conditions of rats following surgery.
Professor Chris Higgins, the university’s vice-chancellor, said its use of animals in research work is strictly regulated and it strives for the very highest standards of care and wellbeing for all animals.
Torture is still torture regulated or otherwise.
The Anti-Vivisection Coalition
AVC Press release:
CAMPAIGNERS SLAM DURHAM UNIVERSITY
OVER SUFFERING AND DEATH OF LABORATORY ANIMALS
Durham one of the UK’s least bloodthirsty universities!
Tab research reveals that over 1 million animals are killed by British universities every year.
More about Mark Twain and Animal Rights
View the entire letter – the source of the opening quotation – to the London Anti-Vivisection Society, May 26, 1899 written by Mark Twain who strongly opposed Vivisection