“Atrocities are not less atrocities when they occur in laboratories and are called medical research.”
George Bernard Shaw
Scroll down for actions to take including petitions. If you don’t have time to read the information below please at least take some of the suggested actions to help stop the awful suffering inflicted on helpless animals in laboratories.
Recently I noticed the following disturbing article about animal testing which adds more support to the many reasons why this shocking cruelty to animals needs to end once and for all, forever. No exceptions, no excuses. The fact that still today we treat helpless innocent animals so appallingly shames us. There is not one country in the world that does experiment on animals. Yes there has been some progress such as the EU’s ban on cosmetic testing, but animals are still used in experiments and medical research and continue to be tested for cosmetics in many countries such as China and the USA.
According to the Huffington post there have been cases of cannibalism, drowning, starvation, pain and distress such as from the lack of anesthesia as a result of neglect by staff in laboratories in the UK. That is of course in addition to all the other horrors of vivisection which our government and others permit as routine and acceptable.
Cannibalism Among ‘Horrendous’ Cases of Animal Testing Neglect Revealed By Home Office Report
Mice who hadn’t been fed for up to four days ate each other.
Please read the complete article:
The answer of course to such neglect and harmful practices is to discontinue animal testing.
Note: “In 2015 there was a 7% rise in the number of experiments conducted on animals in the UK, which anti-vivisection campaigners said made a “mockery” of the government’s pledge to the ‘3Rs’ – replace, reduce and refine the use of animals in scientific research.”
“The number of completed animal experiments rose from 3.87 million in 2014 to 4.14 million the following year.”
That’s right in 2015 4.14 million animals suffered in ways unimaginable and died. That’s here in the UK alone! Each year, more than 100 million animals are killed in laboratories in the USA
The use of animals in experiments including medical research should be banned entirely.
Animals have a right to their lives as we do. To an animal his or her life is important. Animals have a brain and a nervous system, so feel pain, experience fear and suffer much as we would if subjected to the same abuses.We have no right to use animals in this way, there is no ethical justification, there never will be. We set ourselves above the other creatures with whom we share this planet, but in reality we are no better than any other animal, all animals wish to live, all animals try to avoid pain and suffering. All animal experimentation should come to an end, it’s barbarity at its worse, torture beyond our ability to imagine. Look at the picture of a rabbit at the beginning of the video below fitted with a cannulas, I have shown this before in a previous post because it is just so shocking.
The video below is difficult to watch. Vile wicked evil people, shame on them though I doubt they have the decency to feel shame, let alone compassion or empathy, – guilt also has no part to play in the lives of such callous unfeeling people.
There are many petitions and other actions you can take to help bring an end to this form of suffering, here are just a few of them.
Please take as many of the actions below as you can to help save animals from the cruelty of vivisection ( animal experimentation)
Send a message Victoria’s Secret
ANIMALS IN LABORATORIES NEED YOU!
SPEAK UP TO END EXPERIMENTS ON ANIMALS
Want to help the countless thousands of animals suffering in laboratories. Click the link below where you can send a message to Victoria’s Secret, which will be selling their products in China where tests on animals are required.
http://features.peta.org/stop-animal-testing/ Scroll down to send the mssage
Tell Windex: Stop Animal Testing! – The list of cruelty by S.C Johnson the makers of Windex in these experiments is utterly sickening
“Windex is a window cleaner company that is manufactured by S.C. Johnson. S.C. Johnson tests the ingredients in Windex on animals in experiments that often result in their death. Each year, more than 100 million animals are abused in the procedures and killed. Please sign this petition to refuse purchasing Windex because the company tests on animals!
S.C. Johnson’s use of animal experimentation is an unethical and inhumane practice where animals such as dogs, rabbits, birds, mice, and monkeys are forced to comply with painful experiments. Some methods that take place during animal testing include:
- Pouring corrosive chemicals on their bare skin
- Injecting chemicals into their eyes
- Repeatedly force fed large substances
- Forced inhalation of toxic gases”
Please read more, sign and share the petition:
Demand safer medicines, using better science than animal tests (*UK only*)
“Our medicines are killing us! Adverse drug reactions have reached epidemic proportions, sending a million Britons to hospital and killing more than 10,000 every year.
Currently, new medicines are approved for human testing on the basis of animal tests, as required by the government. But 9 out of 10 drugs fail in human trials because they are unsafe or ineffective, despite appearing safe and effective in animal tests.”
Read More and please sign
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/Safer-Medicines/ At the time of publishing this blog post there were 4,760 signatures, 10,000 are required, so please share widely
The above petition was set up by Safer Medicines: http://www.safermedicines.org/
Animal Defenders International
Immediate action needed to end the use of animals in experiments!
“I believe that it is wrong to carry out experiments on animals when there are better, safer and humane alternatives available.
I urge the government to take action immediately to replace the use of animals in research. Animal experiments are unreliable, unethical and unnecessary.”
Please read more and sign the petition.
https://www.ad-international.org/petitions/?a=sign&pid=4&l=UK This petition may be signed by anyone worldwide.
Ongoing campaigns and organisations fighting to abolish vivisection
Lots of ideas from NEAVS (New England Anti-Vivisection Society)for ways to help animals suffering in labs
Home Page: http://www.neavs.org/
Citizens for Alternatives to animal Research and Experimentation
National Anti-vivisection Society
Advancing Science Without Harming Animals.
Home Page: http://www.navs.org/
One Green Planet
5 Awesome Organizations Fighting to End Animal Testing
Cruelty Free International
To finish do watch this moving video about rabbits rescued from a lab.
Six rabbits rescued from lab testing – Seis conejos rescatados de la experimentación animal
A couple of the bunnies are hesitant to leave the confines of the pet carrier, no doubt as a result of being imprisoned in a tiny cage they are not used to their freedom
Its good to know that there are people care about animals and that some abused animals find happiness, love and freedom.
5 Horrific Animal Experiments Happening NOW
http://www.peta.org/features/current-animal-experiments/ – There is suggested action you can take at the bottom of the webpage