Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Outrage as major UK charity uses donations to fund vivisection tests on dogs

'Donations to one of Britain’s biggest health charities are being used to fund experiments on dogs in vivisection laboratories. And in the past five years, more than 1,000 cats have been used in the UK for experiments by tax-funded universities.
Dogs are being tested on in scientific labs at the rate of 10 a day, with the British Heart Foundation among those that have commissioned research.
The cats and dogs are cut open under anaesthetic, allowing scientists to insert tubes that inject prototype drugs or other chemicals, mainly for medical and veterinary use. Experiments on cats have involved invasive skull surgery to implant electrodes and the stitching of eyes to allow examination of brain patterns.'