Stop kitten experiments at Cardiff University
  • Petitioning Mr John Jeans

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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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    • Tracy Summerfield DERBY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 minutes ago

      Because in this day and age theres other ways of testing that dont involve animals!

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    • Rachael Neilson EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 41 minutes ago

      If this kind of procedure was implemented on humans it would be considered both physical and psychological torture. Considering that these animals have similar feelings and nerve endings I find it difficult to understand why people think this kind of thing is justifiable. It's disgusting.

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    • joshua smith BILLINGE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 hours ago

      This experiment is dated, has no benefit to human health as a cats eyes are completely different and the methods are cruel.

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    • Keyleigh Hooley BURRY PORT, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 hours ago

      I am an animal lover and find these experiments inhumane and completely outrageous.

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    • debbie ollis BARRY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 hours ago

      this is just wrong

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