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The proposed experiment is unnecessary and cruel, and more scientifically valid research can be conducted without harming animals.

The Taiwanese Council of Agriculture (COA) is planning to test whether a new strain of rabies will spread from ferret-badgers to dogs. It aims to inject rabies into at least 14 puppies, and it is hoping that the world will turn a blind eye to this awful experiment. But it is already well-known that rabies can infect warm-blooded animals.

As World Rabies Day on Sept. 28th approaches, COA should be focusing on an aggressive rabies vaccination campaign asking all citizens of Taiwan to vaccinate their dogs and other animals – instead of wasting valuable time, effort, and money on useless experiments.

Chinese translation: 台灣政府:取消讓未受疫苗保護的小米格魯感染狂犬病的實驗計劃!

這實驗既沒必要又殘忍,而且在不傷害動物的情況下,有更具科學有效性的方法可以選擇.

台灣農委會正計劃要測試新種狂犬病會不會從鼬獾傳染到狗.他們計劃要把狂犬病病毒,打進至少14隻小米格魯的體內.而且他們希望這世界會對這恐怖的實驗視若無睹.但我們早就知道狂犬病病毒可以感染溫血動物.

世界狂犬病日九月二十八日即將到來,農委會應該要專注在極力全面施打疫苗,讓所有台灣民眾的寵物們都受到疫苗的保護。而不是將寶貴的實踐、精力、和金錢,花在無謂的實驗上.

 

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Letter to
Council of Agriculture,Taipei, Taiwan Minister Chen Bao-ji
I am writing to ask that the Council of Agriculture halt plans to give rabies to beagle puppies. The proposed experiments are cruel and unnecessary. Rabies research can and should be conducted without harming animals.

If the experiments go forward, these unfortunate animals will have to endure the severe effects of the rabies virus, which include anxiety, confusion, painful muscle spasms, paralysis, and death. Instead, the Council of Agriculture should be working to determine whether current rabies vaccines are also protective against this strain of the virus.

Nonanimal laboratory procedures can address this issue quickly, without killing any animals.

Please end plans for these cruel experiments on puppies.

Thank you for your consideration.

Chinese translation: 致台灣農委會主委陳寶基
請農委會停止注射狂犬病病毒到米格魯幼犬體內的實驗計劃.這實驗計劃既殘忍又不必要.狂犬病的研究可以在不傷害動物的情況下執行.

如果進行這實驗計劃,這些不幸的動物將得忍受狂犬病病毒嚴重的感染症狀,包括焦慮、迷亂、痛苦的肌肉痙攣,癱瘓和死亡.相反的,農委會要做的應該是決定到底現有的狂犬病疫苗是不是也能用來對抗這病毒以保護動物.

不需要犧牲任何動物生命,就可以很快地用無動物試驗方法分析出結果.

請停止這項殘忍的米格魯幼犬實驗計劃.

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