Don’t Breed and Kill Dogs for Medical Experiments

Target: Royal Veterinary College Professor Stuart Reid

Goal: Stop breeding, torturing, and killing innocent animals for medical experiments.

At the Royal Veterinary College, animal welfare is a value that quite obviously doesn’t exist. The college has bred their own colony of beagle-mixes, all with a genetic flaw which causes them to suffer Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. These animals are killed by the time they are 18 months old. Before that time they are put under ‘procedures’ and experiments aimed at alleviating human suffering. For a veterinary college, they have little to no concern about actual animal welfare.

There facility doesn’t stop at dogs. Mice are injected with substances, then their necks broken and the results studied. Pregnant sheep are surgically mutilated to study blood flow. They even extend their insane cruelty to reptiles and amphibians.

It doesn’t end there, either. In 2014 they established RVC Business, which offers contractual animal testing to clients such as pharmaceutical companies. In 2012 the college used more than 9,000 animals for their human-based research. While it is unknown what proportion of experiments exactly were veterinary related, it is suspected many of them are commercially related. It is also unknown how many experiments resulted in pain and suffering.

For a country which claims the “highest standards” of animal welfare in the world, the United Kingdom has done a remarkable job of turning a blind eye to the scientific torture occurring at RVC. No animal deserves to undergo what these animals are being put through in the name of “human welfare betterment.” They need to be stopped. Their barbarism is outdated and, frankly, disgusting.

Animal welfare organizations, including Animal Aid, are appalled by this behavior, but the college does not seem interested in stopping. Torturing animals is no way to improve science or medicine. Sign, bombard them, do not allow these monsters a moment’s peace until they halt this insanity.


Dear Professor Reid,

I am writing to implore the Royal Veterinary College to end the inhumane animal experiments. The disregard for life, especially life that should be held in deepest regard by so-called veterinarians, is deplorable. To allow the intentional breeding of sick animals who are then left to suffer under experimental procedures all aimed at improving human welfare is beyond disgusting. Surgical mutilation, drug experimentation, offering contracting services to pharmacy companies? Your college cannot claim to be ‘wholly committed to animal health and welfare’ while enabling such barbarism.

Stop these experiments. Stop promoting, supporting, and profiting from the intentional and slow torture of the animals in your care.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Tim Crocker

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  1. Morally wrong in every way. Please DO NOT do this. How do you people sleep at night

    • Sara Smith says:

      Anita, because they’ve no empathy and no conscience. Nobody who works on animal experimentation has, otherwise they couldn’t do it. It’s the equivalent or worse to working in a slaughterhouse.

  2. This is ridiculous! You are a veterinary college, emphasis should be on education and care of the animals. How do you justify this… Seriously!


  4. “The only difference between a dog, cat, horse and dolphin and a cow, chicken, pig and turkey is perception. One is no more valuable than another. And yet in this culture, we hold the former animals in high esteem and the latter we brutalize for food. All animals are deserving of respect and freedom from violence. The way to respect others is veganism.”

  5. Rita Grahn says:

    Why are animals still being used for medical experiments? Remember thalidomide? Totally safe for animals – but lethal for humans, or creating horribly deformed children.

  6. There is nothing right, and EVERYTHING wrong, with vivisection, medical experimentation, and the breeding of innocent animal lives for same. Those who think it’s okay, justifiable, or gawd knows, even satisfying, aren’t playing with full decks and ought to be shut away in psych wards!

  7. Lisa Allred Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared.

  8. Wendy Morrison says:

    STOP THIS ANIMAL CRUELTY AND ABUSE on this innocent defenseless beagles and all other animals for that fact!!!!!

  9. Nancy Dunlap says:

    This is a barbaric practice that must stop now!

  10. Celeste H. says:

    This is truly a cold and greedy corporation masquerading as a “veterinary” college… And it makes me heartsick that places
    like this seem to be “above the law” — if there IS any law
    at all protecting the animals? If a student sincerely wanted
    to be a veterinarian and help animals, why would they ever
    choose or even apply to this college? I truly believe that
    even America’s veterinarian college system needs a makeover,
    and who is even regulating what goes on at these colleges?

  11. This is totally immoral and barbaric- greed wins again! Anyone who participates in these “experiments,” i.e. torture, is morally bankrupt. Free these poor animals now!

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