Sorry it’s such a long link
Sadly I don’t think our government give a (insert your own choice of word here) about animals of any kind in our country.
Considering they’re waiting until Scotland can no longer vote on English laws before they decide to vote again to bring back fox hunting- I think it’s safe to say they value their 9p car journeys over animal welfare of any kind.
Unless we can find a way for animals to benefit their bonuses and pay rises I don’t think we’re going to get very far.
So much for being a country of animal lovers eh?!
Saying that- I’ve already signed this one as well as sharing because you never know! We may wake up with a government that cares one day! (Don’t scoff!!- I live in hope!)
I know Susannah, it’s so depressing, all that hidden suffering
Thanks very much Eileen .
I signed it
I’ve signed it too.
I’ve signed it, disgusting how this can go on. If it was a pet you’d get jailed for such behaviour, massive hypocrisy from our so called leader.
I had already signed this, as well as the fox hunting one. It makes me so, so sad how little this government seem to care about animals. I don’t know if I’ve just been blind to it before, or whether they’re just being particularly cruel but I don’t like it! It makes me feel so powerless, and I just can’t bear all these animals suffering because of these selfish, awful people! I just don’t know what goes through their minds to think this is ok.
Well done for sharing on here, such a good idea to help spead the word. I just hope they take note!
Its disgusting that they can do this to any animal ( although I have be honest and admit if it was spiders I wouldn’t mind) so signed.
Animals used in medical experiements are better looked after than many domestic pets. My daughter works in a lab, her job is to play with the animals and socialise them as well as cleaning their pens (steam cleaned every week), monitoring feeding and assisting with the trials. All of the animals are monitored constantly for stress. She adores all animals and wouldn’t be working there if there was cruelty involved. One of the recent trials was on early detection of Spina Bifida. Of course, if people would rather volunteer themselves for these medical trials…
There will be plenty people who would volunteer for medical trials- there are plenty people who currently do volunteer for medical trials.
And assuming the people would be as well looked after as the animals in that lab and they won’t suffer in any way and will go on to have a pleasant and full life, then I’m sure plenty people would volunteer knowing they were ultimately doing something to benefit human life, especially if they were looked after as well as these animals.
I have been a human lab rat and my brother in law funded his way through uni by being a human lab rat in the holidays, no long term effects on either on us but hospital food needs improving. Our local paper regularly has adverts in the back from groups at the local hospital and pharma companies looking for human lab rats so have a look and see if you can help out medical research.
I used to work in pharma and until an alternative to animal testing is found I would rather that animal testing (and associated breeding) is done in this country where we have strict codes of conduct for people who work with animals and welfare standards for the animals. I fear that if we don’t do it in this country it will be out sourced to countries with far lower standards.
Thanks everyone. It’s good to have a discussion about such things on here. That’s why I titled the thread sign if you agree, I realise not everyone does and this is a topic that people have different views on.
I know this is an emotive subject, I just wanted to put forward a different view. I am in no way saying that anyone should test things on animals if they don’t feel comfortable with it, or shouldn’t sign the petition if they feel that is the right thing to do.
One thing does bother me slightly, is the distances the animals travel. The dogs come from the USA, and the pigs from (don’t laugh) Denmark and Germany. Even the rabbits are brought in from overseas, and only the rats are bred in-house.
One other thing, where my daughter works, they only trial medical procedures that are in the stage before human trials. These are not experiemental in the sense that they have not been tested at all outside of a petri dish. Other labs do have earlier stage trials.