H.L.S or Huntingdon Life Sciences is a research laboratory that conducts many painful experiments on animals every year for the consumer market, which results in thousands of needlessly murdered animals for medicines, consumer goods, agricultural and consumer chemical research. This research is carried out for human or animal diseases, disabilities, or government weapons testing along with cosmetics testing.
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Huntingdon Life Sciences researches cosmetics and toiletries on animals leaving them in agonising pain that later results in their deaths or them being euthanized. Most, if not all, animals that enter H.L.S do not come out alive.
There have been many attempts to gain access to these horror death labs that have proven time and again that abuse and cruelty is still very rife in these labs. Founded in the United Kingdom in 1952, H.L.S now has many research laboratories which specialise in pharmaceutical, food additive, crop protection, along with consumer products all "tested on animals".
H.L.S has research laboratories in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, Eye, Suffolk, all in the United Kingdom and in New Jersey in the United States. An estimate of 75,000 animals per year are used in painful and unnecessary experimentation at H.L.S. Animals used include dogs (mainly beagles) cats, horses, pigs, rodents (rats & mice), and primates. The United Kingdom's government will not give out a figure of how many animals are actually used in these laboratories.
Many doctors and medical staff either agree or disagree with this form of research. Knowing fully that no sound evidence has actually come from animal experimentation, the validity of this type of research is highly doubtful.
Consumer chemical testing is by far the worst with many animals mainly rodents and rabbits suffering horrific burns, scalds, loss of eye sight, skin rot or sudden death from cardiac arrest.
Research that takes place in these labs has been documented by investigators with medical science qualifiactions to obtain proof of these animals' sufferings and deaths. In 1999 in the United Kingdom it was documented by a P.E.T.A investigator (People Ethical Treatment Animals) that showed graphic footage of animal research, animal abuse, and torture. This resulted in S.H.A.C being set up by British activists in 1999 that has to date campaigned against H.L.S to halt all chemical and bio-chemical, crop and consumer chemical research on animals. (S.H.A.C) - Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty.
Animals that have been saved through direct animal defender actions have proved that H.L.S is nothing more than a torture ground for unethical science research. Beagles, rescued by European Animal Liberation Front activists, have no vocal chords, no eye sight and multiple burns. The European Animal Liberation Front has also exposed many other tactics that H.L.S use, such as approaching farmers to breed beagles, rabbits and rodents for animal testing. A farm, Highgate, is still providing animals, despite being exposed by the European Animal Liberation Front for supplying thousands of rodents to H.L.S for chemical and bio-chemical research. S.H.A.C has now started a mass campaign to order the government of the United Kingdom to close this farm down.
Why are we taking such action? Because the government of the United Kingdom is failing in its duties to protect all animals and halt all testing on animals.
What alternatives are there? Please read below.
Governments and scientists still believe that animal testing is valid. They believe the three Rs..
Replacement - refers to the preferred use of NON animal methods over animal methods whenever it is possible to achieve the same scientific aim.
Reduction - refers to the methods that enable researchers to obtain comparable levels of information from fewer animals or to obtain more information from the same number of animals.
Refinment - refers to the methods of alleviating or minimizing suffering or distress and to enhance animal welfare for the animals still used.
OUR ALTERNATIVES ARE..
1. NO ANIMAL IS TO BE USED IN ANIMAL RESEARCH.
2. ALL ANIMALS IN LABORATORIES AND H.L.S OWNED BREEDING FARMS ARE TO BE FREED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT.
3. THE GOVERNMENT MUST USE ALTERNATIVE METHODS SUCH AS STEM CELL RESEARCH, P.E.T (POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY) & COMPARATIVE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDIES.
My name is Jenny Wilcot. I am an animal defender who has entered H.L.S. Please support my cause and the animal defenders. These animals must be freed and this torturous industry must end.