Animal Aid has uncovered two shocking charity-funded experiments that involved monkeys being brain-damaged through the use of a toxic chemical called MPTP, overdosed with a Parkinson’s disease (PD) drug to induce debilitating side effects, and given the street drug ecstasy, or a derivative. Eleven marmoset monkeys were used in all, six of whom had previously been subjected to similar experiments....
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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.
Last Monday (April 7), we exposed two cruel experiments on monkeys, which had been performed in Canada but co-funded by the Cure Parkinson’s Trust – a UK-based charity. The research involved giving marmoset monkeys a toxic chemical to damage their brains, high doses of a Parkinson’s drug to induce debilitating...
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...
- Latest news in our campaign against charity-funded vivisection: http://t.co/1KaJA6xPZx #CharityTuesday
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- On the final day of #ParkinsonsAwarenessWeek please ask charities to fund only productive, non-animal research: http://t.co/mnWmnOx3VX
6 days ago
- More than 1000 people have now taken action against cruel experiments on monkeys. If you haven't yet, please do: http://t.co/mnWmnOx3VX
7 days ago
- More than 800 people have already taken action against cruel experiments on monkeys. If you haven't yet, please do: http://t.co/mnWmnOx3VX
10 days ago
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.