Plymouth University have declared that they have resumed experimentation on live animals, the tests that are being carried out involve invasive and painful experiments and include GM manipulation and breeding of animals. Details released so far state that mice are being used in painful experiments where their sciatic nerve tissue is damaged. Other species of animals are also being used but the information has not been released yet regarding the full details of the experiments. We the undersigned object to the use of live animals for experimentation and urge the university of Plymouth to switch to more modern, reliable and ethical alternatives which do not involve the use of animals.
I urge you to cease these barbaric and unnecessary experiments and instead adopt modern technologies as promoted by institutions and organisations such as:
Dr Hadwen Trust http://www.drhadwentrust.org/ ,
Physicians Committee for Responsible medicine http://www.pcrm.org/
Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing http://caat.jhsph.edu/.
To imprison animals and deny them their freedom to express natural instincts and to deliberately inflict physical pain in the name of science is unacceptable and needs to stop.
Thankyou for your time on this important issue.