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Petition created by 'Occupy for Animals' and 'ESDAW' as part of the International Day of Action against Green Hill and Vivisection - May 8th, 2012

86% of Italians are against vivisection (eurispes poll 2011) and want Green Hill closed down as soon as possible. 

Info here: http://www.occupyforanimals.org/italy--86-of-italians-want-to-abolish-vivisection.html

and here: http://www.occupyforanimals.org/news-from-occupy-green-hill.html


In Italy, the struggle for Green Hill to cease its activities has already lasted a few years.

Green Hill, located in Montichiari (Brescia – Italy), breeds beagles destined to vivisection labs and is Europe’s biggest breeder of dogs for the research industry. This company is owned by an American corporation called Marshall BioResources.

More than 250 dogs each month are sold to animal labs. These dogs are born to suffer and die. The 5 sheds of this breeding farm house as many as 2500 adult dogs and numerous livers. A concentration camp for nonhuman animals made of sealed aseptic sheds with no outdoor spaces, fresh air and natural light.

On Saturday, April 28th, a pacific march on Green Hill took place with over 1,000 participants from across Italy, and an unaccounted number of beagles were rescued at the end of the protest. This action led to the arrest of 12 people, released after 48 hours and now pending trial.

The pictures of the puppies gently lifted over the barbed wire have spread across the globe. These images have excited and moved millions of people, who are now aware of the reality of this concentration camp and want the abolition of the cruel practice of vivisection.

A first step could come from the Italian Senate’s approval of restrictive applications of Directive 2010/63/EU, which includes a ban on breeding and selling dogs, cats and primates for scientific purposes.

On May 9th, the Italian Senate Committee XIV will meet to vote on these amendments. Today almost 30 countries worldwide and more than 30 cities in Italy are simultaneously hosting protests and information stalls for the “International Day of Action against Green Hill and Vivisection”.  

All these people ask just one thing: the closure of Green Hill and all other lab animal breeders in Italy, as a step towards the complete abolition of vivisection.  


For more information, please visit:
http://www.occupyforanimals.org/8th-of-may-2012-international-day-of-action-against-green-hill-and-vivisection.html 

Letter to
Italian Embassy in Barcellona, Andorra
Italian Embassy in Washington DC, United States
Italian Embassy in London, United Kingdom
and 37 others
Italian Embassy in Bern, Switzerland
Italian Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden
Italian Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan
Italian Consulate in Madrid, Spain
Italian Embassy in Singapore, Singapore
Italian Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Italian Consulate in New York, United States
Italian Embassy in Ottawa, Canada
Italian Embassy in Minsk, Belarus
Italian Embassy in Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Italian Embassy in Berlin, Germany
Italian Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia
Italian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Italian Embassy in Vienna, Austria
Italian Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa
Italian Embassy in Peking, China
Italian Embassy in San Marino, San Marino
Italian Embassy in Oslo, Norway
Italian Embassy in Brussels, Belgium
Italian Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados
Italian Embassy in Manama, Bahrain
Italian Consulate in Nassau, Bahamas
Italian Embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan
Italian Consulate in Sydney, Australia
Italian Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Italian Embassy in Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda
Italian Consulate in Hamilton, Bermuda
Italian Consulate in San Paolo, Brazil
Italian Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand
Italian Consulate in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Italian Embassy in Athens, Greece
Italian Embassy in Paris, France
Italian Embassy in Helsinki, Finland
Italian Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica
Italian Embassy in Bagota, Colombia
Italian Embassy in Yaounde, Cameroon
Italian Embassy in Santiago, Chile
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Italian Embassies worldwide

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Suject: Close down Green Hill


Dear Honorary Consul or Ambassador of Italy,

In Italy the struggle for Green Hill to cease its activities has already lasted a few years.

Green Hill, located in Montichiari (Brescia – Italy), breeds beagles destined to vivisection labs and is Europe’s biggest breeder of dogs for the research industry. This company is owned by an American corporation called Marshall BioResources.

More than 250 dogs each month are sold to laboratories. These dogs are born to suffer and die. The 5 sheds of this breeding farm house as many as 2500 adult dogs and numerous livers. A concentration camp for nonhuman animals made of sealed aseptic sheds with no outdoor spaces, fresh air and natural light.

On Saturday, April 28th, a pacific march on Green Hill took place with over 1,000 participants from across Italy, and an unaccounted number of beagles were rescued at the end of the protest. This action led to the arrest of 12 people, released after 48 hours and now pending trial.

The pictures of the puppies gently lifted over the barbed wire have spread across the globe. These images have excited and moved millions of people, who are now aware of the reality of this concentration camp and want the abolition of the cruel practice of vivisection.

A first step could come from the Italian Senate’s approval of restrictive applications of Directive 2010/63/EU, which includes a ban on breeding and selling dogs, cats and primates for scientific purposes.

On May 9th, the Italian Senate Committee XIV will meet to vote on these amendments. Today almost 30 countries worldwide and more than 30 cities in Italy are simultaneously hosting protests and information stalls for the “International Day of Action against Green Hill and Vivisection”.

All these people ask just one thing: the closure of Green Hill and all other lab animal breeders in Italy, as a step towards the complete abolition of vivisection.

We kindly appeal to you, asking to inform the Italian Government on the will expressed by the majority of its citizens and the citizens of all nations.

We kindly ask for your support as representative of this will of the people, since 86% of Italians are against vivisection (eurispes poll 2011) and want Green Hill closed down as soon as possible.

Respectfully yours,