Stop kitten experiments at Cardiff University
  • Petitioned Mr John Jeans

This petition was delivered to:

Chair of the Council at Cardiff University
Mr John Jeans
Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Cardiff University
Professor Elizabeth Treasure
Vice-Chancellor at Cardiff University
Professor Colin Riordan

Stop kitten experiments at Cardiff University

    1. Petition by

      British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection

We've  discovered that shocking experiments on kittens have taken place at Cardiff University.

Some kittens were raised in complete darkness while others were deprived of the sight in one eye by having their eyelids sewn shut. The kittens were then anaesthetised, artificially ventilated and paralysed with a drug to prevent eye movements. They were then subjected to highly invasive head surgery during which the skin was cut away, the skull was opened and the brain was exposed for recordings.

After various tests, all the kittens were killed and parts of their brain removed for analysis.

Sophisticated methods of studying vision and the neurologic processes underlying it in human beings already exist. Not only is this experiment inhumane, it is unnecessary for human health.

Ricky Gervais has joined the BUAV in calling for an end to these experiments: “I am appalled that kittens are being deprived of sight in one eye by having their eyelids sewn shut. I thought sickening experiments like these were a thing of the past. I support the BUAV in calling for this research to be stopped.”

Please join us in calling for Cardiff University to end these sickening experiments on kittens and cats.

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    • teresa davies ABERTILLERY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 2 days ago

      it is absolutely disgusting in this day and age to be doing this in universities, shame on you cardiff this actually makes me ashamed to be welsh

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    • JOYCE BILLEN HEREFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 month ago

      Because I care about creatures that cannot speak up for themselves.

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    • Claire Rolfe SWANSEA, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      Any animal should be treated with respect and not harm. Instead experiment on the criminals that over populate the prisons, if you want to find out more about human physiology test on humans duh !!

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    • Jacqueline Farquhar EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      wrong on every level possible. cruel violent abhorrent and, most of all, useless!! even if it weren't it is still not acceptable EVER!

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    • Caroline T. Blood MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      These abuser's that go under the name of 'scientist' should be in Court on trial, just like others have been, who have committed terrible crimes against animals.

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