Prestigious University Must Stop Gruesome Animal Tests

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Target: Jo Johnson, UK Minister for Universities and Science

Goal: Immediately ban university found engaging in cruel and needless animal experimentation from carrying out any more animal tests.

A prestigious university has reportedly been seriously mistreating animals on several counts, from failing to provide proper care for them to making no effort to reduce numbers of animals experimented on. New statistics released by the United Kingdom’s Home Office reveal that Imperial College London has done little to improve the conditions of the animals in its care since an audit in 2014 found a “widespread poor culture of care.”

Aside from being subjected to painful and distressing tests, the mice, rats, fish, monkeys, dogs, cats and even horses used by the university in scientific testing are reportedly not receiving adequate care. Moreover, numbers of live animals used in testing have remained virtually the same year on year since 2013, showing that the university has made no effort to abide by the government’s stated intention of reducing the quantity of animals forced to suffer through gruesome tests. The percentage of animals involved in “severe” experimentation, classified as causing a “major departure from the animal’s usual state of health and well-being,” has also not significantly been reduced, meaning that Imperial is not committed to reducing animal suffering.

Sign this petition urging the government to revoke Imperial College London’s license to experiment on animals, as it has proven itself to take the suffering of sentient beings far too lightly.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Johson,

A new report from the Home Office reveals that animal testing is still far too prevalent countrywide, despite new humane and more accurate research methods being widely available. One university in particular, Imperial College London, has seemingly made no effort to reduce the quantity of animals it experiments on, with statistics showing that number of animals used in tests has stayed similar for over three years.

Moreover, the institution continues to subject these animals to “severe” tests and reportedly does not give them an adequate care. Therefore, this university must immediately be stripped of its license to experiment on animals, seeing as it is seemingly not apt to properly care for these sentient creatures.

Please also ensure the government’s stated intent of reducing the number of animals used in scientific testing is followed through, as 4 million tests carried out on live animals per year is far too many. Universities and other laboratories must all be urgently encouraged to replace animal testing with more efficient and cruelty-free alternatives.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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4 Comments

  1. Imperial College London must immediately be stripped of its license to experiment on animals, since it has abused the use of animals, disregarded the law and refused to follow proper humane protocols.
    Universities and other laboratories must all be urgently encouraged to replace animal testing with more efficient and cruelty-free alternatives.

  2. Tony DeLia Tony DeLia says:

    This only requires the will of the minister who should in turn listen to the will of the people whose taxes enable the functioning of government.

  3. There is NO relevant information that is useful and doctors know this. Animal testing is this big lumbering beast of an instatution that makes money and gets money from tax payers. Stop paying for non relevant completely useless animal testing. First Drs are sworn to do no harm. These Drs are not following or upholding the hypocratic oath!!

  4. kay allan says:

    THIS IS SO OUT OF DATE, NOTHING LIKE THIS NEEDS TO BE DONE ANY MORE, AND IF SO THEY COULD DO IT TO EACH, OTHER, I AM SURE THEY MIGHT FEEL SOME OF THE TORTUROUS SUFFERING THAT GOES ON, THESE HAVE TO BE CERTAIN PEOPLE, SICK BASTARDS.

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