Stop Research on Animals


Target: Teresa May, Secretary of State, Home Office

Goal: Stop the United Kingdom from using animals in their research efforts

Despite increasing efforts to stop the use of animals in experiments and research, the number of such occurrences is steadily rising. Specifically, in the United Kingdom, universities such as King’s College of London, Oxford, and Imperial College are using animals in research for experiments related to Parkinson’s disease, cancer, and dementia.

When conducting research, scientists are required to consider the 3Rs: reduce the number of needed animals, refine the procedures to cause minimal suffering, and replace the use of animals. However, in an undercover investigation carried out by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV), the appalling conditions inside of Imperial College London were exposed. Experiments frequently involved physical mutilation and invasive surgeries. Furthermore, the animals were often neglected by the staff, who failed to provide adequate anesthesia during procedures. This occurs despite claims by the Government that the UK has strong regulations in place. In fact, over the last couple of years, the occurrence of animal testing has actually risen by 0.3 percent.

Currently, the BUAV is calling on the Home Secretary to revoke Imperial College’s Establishment License, which will prevent them from carrying out further animal research. However, there is more that needs to be done. By signing this petition, you are asking the United Kingdom to enforce its regulations that will stop the use of animals in research efforts.


Dear Teresa May,

Despite claims by the United Kingdom Government that suggest otherwise, the incidence of research on animals has steadily increased in your country. In fact, in the last couple of years alone, the rate of such incidences has gone up by 0.3%.

Recently, the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) has also uncovered evidence of appalling conditions at Imperial College, largely as the result of staff incompetence. These animals were subjected to brutal surgeries and painful procedures, often without enough anesthesia or painkillers.

The BUAV’s findings at Imperial College shed light on the type of research that occurs in various universities throughout the UK, including Oxford University and King’s College of London. I urge you to take immediate action to ensure that animal research stops now. By revoking the institutions’ Establishment Licenses, it is possible to prevent further atrocities. Furthermore, the Government needs to ensure that its regulations are enforced in order to provide a future for these innocent animals.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Emily March says:

    Disgraceful. Hard to believe this happens in the UK!

  2. Revoking their license is hardly enough !!! These precious animals need to be rescued and the perpetrators or these atrocities need to be severely punished. I also propose a new experiment – i.e. dissecting the brains of these human monsters to find out why they lack empathy, compassion and everything else that makes us human ???!!!

  3. Rosemary Anderson says:

    This is an obscenity. This appauling abuse of animals must stop niow are you all morons. This is an antiquated backward practice done by imbecilic morons who have no human compassion. You are disgusting vile people that should have the same done to you. Release these animals to somewhere where they can be loved and looked after for the rest of their days. ‘The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.’ Mahatma Ghandi.

  4. Cecily Colloby. says:

    Animal research continues for the “benefit” of those evil sadists who actually derive pleasure from torturing animals.There can be no other reason since we all know animals are biologically different from humans so not only is this research cruel, barbaric and totally unnecessary,but pointless as well.You are so right, Mike Penn, Cameron and May are deaf to any calls in this direction. God knows how they sleep at night knowing they have the power to end the obscenity that is vivisection, but allowing it to continue.I believe it was Einstein who said “those who have the privilege to know have the DUTY to act”…..

  5. caryl sawyer says:

    While it may appear hypocritical to receive this request from an American, please consider that no one is better qualified to comment on rampant animal abuse.

    Look at Princeton’s nauseating track record, all while posing as an Ivy League school. Don’t do what we are doing.

  6. Norma Whittaker says:

    One day this will come back on you!!! How can you live with yourself? Would you like to be tortured and abused by scientists or researchers ? How cruel you are and what right do you have to do this? This is how the Nazis behaved . What next a book covered in human flesh? This sick disturbed insanity must end . You should all be in prison for animal welfare violations or at least in a mental institution . Suck sick sick

  7. Animal research is cruel, unnecessary, unscientific, unreliable, invalid, expensive, and a blot on humanity….especially those pseudoscientists who conduct it. They should find other ways to pay their mortgages….ways that don’t ravage living, feeling creatures.

  8. Johanna Janssen says:

    Do not let us play ignorant. They do it for the money and it is more easy to test on the defenceless animals then on themselves. Besides to be able to test on animals you need to be a vile, cowardly and cruel human, who will take pleasure in toturing animals and even be paid for it. If not ,one would never ever be able to take on such a job. Unfortunately there are a lot of these skunks around and if we do not use a forceful attitude they will never stop.

  9. Sue Watson says:

    I think, in the case of cosmetics, toiletries and household cleaners, there should be a label or logo declaring that the product HAS been tested on animals. This will inform consumers about the cruelty that they are supporting in buying that product. Far better would be for the government to accept that testing on animals is a draconian concept and bring it to a long overdue conclusion. The pain and terror suffered by the animals far outweighs justifying the profit.

  10. Catherine Alquier says:

    Why they don’t test on cells now ? I am sure that it’s available to do the same work on them now instad of animals;

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