Target: UK Planning Inspectorate and the Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles
Goal: Deny the request to build a beagle puppy farm for live animal research.
The company, Bantin & Kingman Universal Ltd has appealed an earlier decision by the Planning Inspectorate of East Riding Council in the UK to stop a factory farm that would produce beagles for laboratory research. The dogs produced by these farms would be subjected to horrible and inhumane treatment, as evidenced by the conditions of other research laboratories in the UK. Tell Planning Inspectorate Eric Pickles to stand his ground and refuse Bantin & Kingman’s appeal.
Celebrity Ricky Gervais recently joined in supporting the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection’s tireless campaign against Bantin & Kingman’s proposed puppy farm. According to first-hand observation and statistics, 3,727 dogs were used in research in the United Kingdom in 2008. Amongst the most egregious abuses was evidence that the dogs had substances dripped in their eyes, were force fed agrochemicals and were given chemicals and other products via feeding tubes. Dogs have substances rubbed into their bare skin and some are put in harnesses and have chemicals pumped into their bloodstreams for hours. This results in a number of horrible side effects including vomiting, diarrhea, and organ failure. Any dogs that survive are usually euthanized and then dissected.
This type of cruelty is incomprehensible. There are other methods for testing that treat dogs humanely or simply do not use them at all. Allowing Bantin & Kingman to build their proposed factory farm for beagles would be a major blow to animal welfare and shameful move for the United Kingdom. Tell Eric Pickles to give a firm no to Bantin & Kingman and take a stand for beagles and animals everywhere.
Dear Mr. Eric Pickles,
We urge you to not falter in the face of Bantin & Kingman Universal Ltd’s appeal of your earlier decision to not allow them to build a factory farm where beagles would be raised for experiments. In the past, experiments involving dogs have included the animals being force fed chemicals, having substances dripped in their eyes, and being tied down for hours while various products are pumped into their bloodstreams. They experience organ failure, vomiting and weight loss, and any dogs that survive these brutal experiments are put to death and dissected.
Ricky Gervais stands with the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection in their firm stance against the building of this factory farm and so do we. There are numerous other methods for research and testing that do not involve the systematic torture and slaughter of beagles. Send a message to Bantin & Kingman that inhumane animal testing will not be tolerated in the UK.
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