Petition Closed

Stop kitten experiments at Cardiff University

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.

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

    British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection started this petition with a single signature, and now has 118,154 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.