This macabre and truly repugnant experiment, financially supported by the British Heart Foundation (BHF)[i] and performed at Cambridge University, involved cutting open the bellies of sheep in late pregnancy and placing tubes and monitors into the legs and major blood vessels of their babies. Both were then deprived of oxygen via the repeated suffocation of the mothers, and were killed several days...
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This site was launched in January 2014. In the weeks and months to come, an archive of shameful experiments will develop.
Our two days of action against charity-supported vivisection in Cambridge have had a powerful impact, with excellent public engagement and strong local media coverage. The peaceful protests were supported by local campaign group Animal Rights Cambridge. They followed the discovery of a particularly shocking experiment...
Animal Aid has obtained an official document revealing that the pregnant sheep experiment recently featured on this website – and which was financially supported by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) – was part of a vast research programme that was scheduled to use up to 4,805 pregnant animals, including 3,750...
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) funds animal research into heart disease. Yet the results from animal experiments cannot be reliably applied to humans, and this means they are unlikely to result in medical progress. Below are just some of the reasons for this: 1. There are fundamental differences between humans and...
We have been overwhelmed by the response to the first experiment we have exposed via the microsite. Within a few hours, more than 600 people emailed the British Heart Foundation (BHF), objecting to its financial support for the research. The BHF has responded to some of the people who have taken action by claiming...
Jan Creamer, Chief Executive of the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) which produces the Good Charities Guide : ‘We all want to help find cures for diseases that affect us and our loved ones, but those who generously support medical research charities often have no idea that their money can be used to...
Dr Gilly Stoddart, Science Advisor to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA): ‘As science advisor to PETA, I am fully aware of the ways in which animals are used in medical experiments and the failure of animal-derived data to provide human medicine with any relevant insights in the majority of cases....
Dr John Pippin, heart specialist and Director of Academic Affairs for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM): ‘Animal Aid has historically provided a great service by exposing not only the immense cruelty of charity-funded animal experimentation, but also by deconstructing the self-serving...
‘The Victims of Charity initiative addresses one of today’s most important issues. Animals and people all have a right to freedom, and no creature should spend their life in a cage, suffering in a laboratory. This new website will give people the information and resources they need to express their opinions and...
‘As a lifelong human rights campaigner, I care about people – and other animals too. We humans are part of the animal kingdom. Other animals are like us, in that they also suffer when harmed. Just because we are more intelligent than other animal species does not give us the right to use animals as laboratory...
- Coverage of our campaign action in the Cambridge News: http://t.co/dpG4cVQRBo
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- Our two days of protest against charity-supported vivisection had a powerful impact: http://t.co/j4LjHK29gn
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- Protest this Thursday to condemn cruel experiments on pregnant sheep: http://t.co/CvMoU41rw3
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- Home Office document reveals disturbing scale of research programme on pregnant animals: http://t.co/gmQ2xYetsQ
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VIDEOThis video shows the suffering that animals are forced to endure in the laboratory. The footage is not, however, specifically linked to medical research charities.
With grateful thanks to BUAV and PETA for use of the footage in this film.