Target: Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation
Goal: Save ewes and their lambs from being tortured, suffocated and murdered in cruel experiments
Thanks to funding from organizations like the British Heart Foundation, cruel experiments are being conducted on sheep on the campuses of esteemed academic institutions across the UK. Students at the prestigious Cambridge University are cutting open the stomachs of pregnant ewes, pulling out the limbs of the unborn lambs and then inserting tubes and monitors into the babies’ legs and major blood vessels. Researchers then place a bag over the mother’s head, forcing the mother and baby to endure two prolonged episodes of suffocation. Once this revolting experiment is complete, the ewe and lamb are both killed.
Sadly, this isn’t the first time that the British Heart Foundation has funded such deplorable treatment of animals in the name of research. Through its financial donations, the organization has also supported research initiatives that involved destroying the natural heart function of goats, inducing heart attacks in rabbits and surgically mutilating more than 100 beagles. Not only do these cruel experiments cause animals a great deal of unnecessary pain and suffering, but experts have stated that they have provided little in the way of scientific advancement.
By signing this petition, you will be urging the British Heart Foundation to discontinue its funding of these sadistic experiments and encouraging them to consider the lives of animals before funding future scientific endeavors.
Dear Chief Executive Gillespie,
I was incredibly disappointed to learn that your organization financially supports the cruel experiments being conducted on pregnant sheep at Cambridge University. Researchers are cutting open the stomachs of pregnant ewes, pulling out the limbs of the unborn lambs and then inserting tubes and monitors into the babies’ legs and major blood vessels. A bag is then placed over the mother’s head, forcing the mother and baby to endure prolonged episodes of suffocation before they are both murdered.
Not only do these experiments inflict a great deal of unnecessary and unwarranted pain and suffering on innocent, gentle creatures, but they have also failed to influence any significant advances to human medicine. These sadistic and medically irreverent experiments have no place in modern society and must cease.
I urge you to discontinue your organization’s funding of such deplorable experiments and hope that you will consider the lives of animals before agreeing to provide financial support to future scientific research.
[Your Name Here]
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