GRAPHIC MEDIA: A new BUAV investigation has uncovered the shocking killing of puppies, kittens and other baby animals BORN TO DIE in a UK laboratory.

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  • Footage shows dozens of puppies and kittens taken from mothers and killed
  • They can be heard screaming in terror as they are restrained by researchers
  • They are later killed and dissected, before bodies are dumped in bin as waste
  • One employee can be heard saying ‘That’s you done, you can go in our bin’
  • Animals are as young as four-weeks-old – and their mothers are also killed
  • Video filmed by investigator working undercover at facility for eight months
  • Employee was working on behalf of British Union for Abolition of Vivisection
  • Lab owned by pharmaceutical giant Merck Sharp & Dohme
  • MSD says it did not break any laws and adheres to animal testing regulation

Eating: Some had reportedly been imported into the UK from overseas breeding farms at just a few weeks old – causing them to suffer from ulcers, high temperatures and weight loss. Above, dinner time at the centre.

A horrific video has emerged showing puppies and kittens panicking as they wait to be dissected at an animal testing laboratory. 

The footage was filmed as part of an undercover investigation by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) at the government-licensed centre.

It shows the animals – some as young as four-weeks-old – screaming, crying and whimpering as they are taken from their mothers and killed.

The video was taken by an investigator, known as ‘Susie’, who worked at the laboratory for eight months until December last year, according to the Sunday Express.

It shows puppies and kittens shrieking in terror as they are restrained by researchers – just seconds before they are given a lethal injection and cut up for examination.

Meanwhile, a black puppy can be heard screaming and thrashing around as two researchers prepare to take its blood at the centre, which is owned by US pharmaceutrical giant Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD).

And a young canine yelps loudly as a female employee struggles to find a suitable vein in his leg in which to inject him.

Oh dear. What a fuss, what a fuss,’ the woman can be heard saying. ‘Perhaps your leg was a bit sore. Was it from all those bleeds? Oh dear, oh dear.’

The employee eventually administers the lethal dose after trying the puppy’s other leg – before commenting: ‘That’s gotcha.’

Family: Many of the animals are born at the laboratory for the sole purpose of being dissected for examination at just a few weeks old – with their healthy mothers (including this dog, above) often killed just hours later Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2571532/Video-shows-distress-puppies-kittens-waiting-dissected-animal-testing-laboratory.html#ixzz2wSICAorm Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

 She then adds: ‘Put up a bit of a fight, didn’t you, yeah?’ The footage also shows scenes of puppies and kittens lying on operating tables as employees insert needles and cutting equipment into their bodies.In one particularly horrific scene, a researcher lifts a motionless puppy onto a table, saying: ‘Yes, this is where it gets messy. Right, OK. Come on then little fella.

Waiting to die: A staggering 92 puppies, 10 female dogs and at least 15 kittens were killed during the project

‘Let’s make sure you have departed before we start getting our bits and pieces.

‘A staggering 92 puppies, 10 adult female dogs and at least 15 kittens were killed during the investigation at the centre, according to BUAV.

However, the undercover investigator managed to rescue two adult dogs, Bonnie and Billie, and a five-month-old puppy, Oliver, during the project – while two others were rehomed.  

Many of the animals are believed to have been born at the laboratory for the sole purpose of being dissected for examination at a young age – with their healthy mothers often killed just hours later.

Others had reportedly been imported into the UK from overseas breeding farms at only a few weeks old – causing them to suffer from ulcers, high temperatures and weight loss.

During the eight-month period, the facility also dissected a number of rabbits and chickens, according to BUAV.

Today, Michelle Thew, chief executive of BUAV, said the union had released the video in a bid to add transparency to the public debate about animal testing.

 

Action: Home Office minister, Norman Baker (above), is believed to have called for a full report into the laboratory’s activities

‘This is a secret the research industry would never want to be released into the public domain,’ she said.

‘Millions of families throughout the UK who share their homes and lives with cats and dogs will be appalled by these revelations.

‘It is unacceptable, not only that these animals are suffering and dying in this way, but that many of them could have been released into loving homes instead of being killed and discarded for convenience sake.’

She added that thousands of dogs and hundreds of cats are used in research every year in UK, despite widespread concern about their use.

Meanwhile, Home Office minister, Norman Baker, told the Sunday Express his department had carried out ‘a number’ of inspections at the  facility over the past year – but added that he has now called for a full report into the centre’s activities.

MSD told MailOnline that it ‘adheres to all regulatory standards of testing and development of vaccines’.

It added that it is obliged by law to test certain drugs on animals, including vaccines for kennel cough, parvovirus and feline calicivirus.

A spokesman said: ‘Animal well-being is core to our mission. All MSD animal health research is performed by qualified, trained personnel.

‘Our facilities are in full compliance with all laws and regulations, and procedures and facilities are regularly reviewed and inspected by relevant regulatory authorities.’

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A BUAV investigation has uncovered the shocking use of very young puppies and kittens in experiments in a UK laboratory. The investigation carried out at MSD Animal Health has revealed that the animals were between 4 weeks to 6 months old when they were used in testing and killed. This is a secret the research industry would never want to be released into the public domain.

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Hundreds of monkeys being bred for laboratories in Europe are killed for growing too large, claims animal rights group

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Animal rights activists have published shocking pictures and video of hundreds of monkeys they claim were killed because they were too big for testing in British laboratories.

The disturbing images show discarded dead monkeys stacked in piles on the floor or dumped in rubbish bins. 

Mutilated bodies can also be seen in a skip awaiting incineration, according to the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection.

The group claims the unwanted healthy primates were given lethal injections in the heart and then burned on a monkey-breeding farm on the holiday island of Mauritius.

British firms are said to pay £260 a time for the animals – but overseas labs are said to only be interested in those weighing less than 3.5kg.

BUAV claims pregnant monkeys and babies are also being slaughtered at the Noveprim breeding farm, a major exporter of as many as 10,000 moneys a year to the UK, Spain and the USA.

BUAV Director Sarah Kite last night called on the British government to order an immediate ban on the import of monkeys from the Indian Ocean island.

‘This is a cruel and senseless slaughter,’ she said. ‘It is unacceptable that monkeys who have been exploited for years are now simply discarded because they are of no further use to this company.

‘These monkeys should be released into the wild so that they can live out the rest of their lives freely. By importing monkeys from this company, the UK is perpetuating this appalling cruelty,’ she added.

Shocking: Animal rights activists have published pictures of hundreds of monkeys they claim were killed because they were too big for testing in British laboratories

Mauritius is the world’s second-largest exporter of long-tailed macaques for research.

Three-quarters of the monkeys are used for toxicology tests on new drugs. The others are tested in studies for conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and Aids.

In 2011, 518 monkeys were exported to the UK from Mauritius. The previous year, the number was even higher at 1,059. Only America bought more.

BUAV said it believes the killings started at the beginning of October and will continue until the end of next month.

A Noveprim spokesman wasn’t available for comment last night.

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Help Cats and Ferrets Used in Cruel Training at St. Louis Hospital

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St. Louis Children’s Hospital, in conjunction with Washington University in St. Louis, continues to torment cats and ferrets for painful intubation training exercises in their Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and pediatric residency programs.

During the exercises, plastic tubes are repeatedly forced down the cats’ windpipes. This procedure can cause bleeding, swelling, pain, scarring, collapsed lungs, and even death.

The PALS course’s sponsor, the American Heart Association, states that it “does not require or endorse the use of animals in PALS courses” and that “the AHA recommends that any hands-on intubation training for the AHA PALS course be performed on lifelike human manikins.” PETA has surveyed hundreds of PALS facilities across the country, and nearly every one of them—including St. Louis University, Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, and St. Louis Community College—uses non-animal methods for intubation training. Similarly, more than 90 percent of pediatric residency programs in the U.S. use only non-animal methods for intubation training.

Research shows that in addition to protecting animals, simulators better prepare medical professionals to treat seriously ill or injured children because they more accurately replicate human anatomy and allow people to practice these skills repeatedly. 

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Number of animals used in University of Leeds testing revealed

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Almost 17,000 animals were used in medical experiments conducted by the University of Leeds last year – and most of them were killed.

A Freedom of Information request submitted by the Yorkshire Evening Post revealed the university has carried out experiments on 55,235 mice and 5,155 rats over the past five years.

Other animals subjected to scientific tests between 2007 and 2011 were pigs, sheep, bats, gerbils, rabbits, guinea pigs, toads, frogs, and birds.

A university spokesperson said the “overwhelming majority” of laboratory animals were killed at the end of procedures so their tissues could be examined.

However, animals studied in the wild – such as birds – or those in farm settings, were usually returned “unharmed” to their environment.

Last year, the charity Animal Aid held a demonstration in Leeds city centre over the university’s lethal experiments on dogs. Its heart surgery research is thought to have claimed the lives of around 100 beagles.

However, no dogs have been used in medical research at the university for the past six years.

University veterinary officer Dr Khawar Abbas said: “In Leeds the last dog we used was in 2006. “We are not using dogs for medical research at the moment and we currently have no plans to do so.”

Although thousands of primates are killed in the name of research every year, Dr Abbas, who has worked at the university since 2001 as well between 1982 and 1990, said to his knowledge they had never been used in Leeds.

He defended the number of animals used in Leeds, saying it would be comparable to that used by similar universities. He added: “It all depends on the type of research they are doing.” And he said the animals’ welfare was taken very seriously, with vets on hand 24 hours.

All prescription medicines available today have involved the use of animals in their development.

British law states that any new drug used for medicine must be tested on at least two different types of live mammal.

Many award-winning scientists claim they couldn’t have made their discoveries without animal testing. Penicillin was tested on mice, as were vaccines for meningitis and polio.

A university spokesperson said its experiments on animals had led to better understanding of diseases and health problems including cancer, childhood leukaemia and heart failure, as well as obesity, drug addiction and pain management.

Alternatives include medical imaging, computer modelling, human volunteer studies and statistical studies. But Dr Abbas said if their objectives couldn’t be achieved using the alternatives they would apply to use living creatures.

Research using animals is regulated by the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act and carried out under licences granted by the Home Secretary, who is expected to balance the benefits of a project against likely cost to the animals’ wellbeing.

But in a move to integrate EU and UK laws, the Government plans to remove protection granted to stray domestic animals like cats and dogs.

Under the new rules, lost or abandoned pets could end up in a lab, being experimented on. In 2011, 97 per cent of the creatures the University of Leeds conducted experiments on were mice.

Scientists rely on mice for many reasons, including size, rapid reproduction and the fact their genetic and biological characteristics closely resemble those of humans.

The number of larger animals used has dropped due to increasing use of genetically-modified mice.

News Link:- http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/number-of-animals-used-in-university-of-leeds-testing-revealed-1-4685559

CHINA Poised TO ACCEPT FIRST-EVER NON-ANIMAL TEST METHOD FOR COSMETICS

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“I’ve just received this email from my good friend & animal warrior Carol. It’s great to know more animals will be spared the agony of being used as guinea pigs, for human cosmetics….so I wanted to share it!”
May 8, 2012

Kathy Guillermo +1-757-943-7443; KathyG@peta.org

Ashley Fruno +852-6718-4282 (Hong Kong, PETA Asia);
AshleyF@PETAAsiaPacific…com

CHINA Poised TO ACCEPT FIRST-EVER NON-ANIMAL TEST METHOD FOR COSMETICS

PETA Grant Enables Scientists to Guide Chinese Officials in Non-Animal Test Use

Beijing — Chinese officials are in the final stages of approving the use of
the country’s very first non-animal test method for cosmetics ingredients,
thanks to guidance from scientists funded by PETA US. The 3T3 Neutral Red
Uptake Phototoxicity Assay, which tests chemicals for their potential
toxicity when they come into contact with sunlight and is already in wide
use in the U.S. and the E.U., is scheduled to be accepted in China by late
summer. Before now, China has required cosmetics companies to test
ingredients and products only on animals.

PETA US awarded a grant to scientists at the Institute for In Vitro Sciences
http://www.iivs.org/ late last year after learning that China was
requiring cosmetics companies Avon, Estée Lauder, and Mary Kay—which had
been on PETA’s list of companies that don’t test cosmetics on animals
http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx
for decades—to pay for tests on animals in order to market their products in
China. Scientists from IIVS traveled to China several times to offer their
expertise and guidance.

“We’re delighted that this grant has helped jump-start the acceptance of
non-animal tests in China and grateful to Chinese officials for being so
open to these discussions,

” says PETA Asia Vice President Jason Baker. “We
congratulate them for acting swiftly to implement the first of several
available non-animal tests.”

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Ricky Gervais – Ricky Gervais Steps Up Animal Rights Crusade

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Kind-hearted Ricky Gervais has stepped up his quest to ban cosmetic testing on animals – he’s launching a global campaign to end the “cruel” practice.

The Office star, a well-known animal rights advocate and an ambassador for Cruelty Free International, is appalled vivisection for cosmetics still takes place in countries around the world.

He’s now urging his legion of fans to join his campaign for an international ban on laboratory testing on animals.

Gervais says, “I am delighted to support the launch of Cruelty Free International, the exciting global campaign to end the use of animals in product testing. Animal testing for cosmetics is still allowed in most of the world. That means thousands of animals can continue to die for the sake of a new shampoo.

“We urgently need a worldwide ban on this cruel and unnecessary suffering. It’s time to close the door on testing products on animals.”

Earlier this year (12), the funnyman celebrated two major victories after a ban on using wild animals in circuses was passed in Britain and officials blocked plans to build a dog farm in the U.K. to breed beagles for lab tests.

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