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Stop kitten experiments at Cardiff University
  • Petitioning Mr John Jeans

This petition will be 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

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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    • Kristy Evans PONTYPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 1 day ago

      Absolutely disgusting how do people get away with this !?

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    • Anita Carter LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 2 days ago

      I like kittens

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    • Keleitha Green BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 days ago

      Cruel

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      • 4 days ago

      Because it disgusts us . We have spent 20 years protecting and rescuing animals in Portugal. To read this of a British institution is beyond belief.

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    • Tara McAllister COOKSTOWN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 days ago

      A cats genetics are nothing like a humans so the results of these 'tests' will have no relevance to humans. This is not science, this is animal cruelty!

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