Target: Royal Veterinary College Professor Stuart Reid
Goal: Stop breeding, torturing, and killing innocent animals for medical experiments.
At the Royal Veterinary College, animal welfare is a value that quite obviously doesn’t exist. The college has bred their own colony of beagle-mixes, all with a genetic flaw which causes them to suffer Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. These animals are killed by the time they are 18 months old. Before that time they are put under ‘procedures’ and experiments aimed at alleviating human suffering. For a veterinary college, they have little to no concern about actual animal welfare.
There facility doesn’t stop at dogs. Mice are injected with substances, then their necks broken and the results studied. Pregnant sheep are surgically mutilated to study blood flow. They even extend their insane cruelty to reptiles and amphibians.
It doesn’t end there, either. In 2014 they established RVC Business, which offers contractual animal testing to clients such as pharmaceutical companies. In 2012 the college used more than 9,000 animals for their human-based research. While it is unknown what proportion of experiments exactly were veterinary related, it is suspected many of them are commercially related. It is also unknown how many experiments resulted in pain and suffering.
For a country which claims the “highest standards” of animal welfare in the world, the United Kingdom has done a remarkable job of turning a blind eye to the scientific torture occurring at RVC. No animal deserves to undergo what these animals are being put through in the name of “human welfare betterment.” They need to be stopped. Their barbarism is outdated and, frankly, disgusting.
Animal welfare organizations, including Animal Aid, are appalled by this behavior, but the college does not seem interested in stopping. Torturing animals is no way to improve science or medicine. Sign, bombard them, do not allow these monsters a moment’s peace until they halt this insanity.
Dear Professor Reid,
I am writing to implore the Royal Veterinary College to end the inhumane animal experiments. The disregard for life, especially life that should be held in deepest regard by so-called veterinarians, is deplorable. To allow the intentional breeding of sick animals who are then left to suffer under experimental procedures all aimed at improving human welfare is beyond disgusting. Surgical mutilation, drug experimentation, offering contracting services to pharmacy companies? Your college cannot claim to be ‘wholly committed to animal health and welfare’ while enabling such barbarism.
Stop these experiments. Stop promoting, supporting, and profiting from the intentional and slow torture of the animals in your care.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: Tim Crocker