Target: Professor Richard Blaikie, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research at the University of Otago
Goal: Cancel plans to build a new animal research building where thousands of animals will undergo distressing tests and be killed.
A university has announced plans to build a new five-story animal research facility, despite animal experimentation being incredibly cruel and often inefficient. The University of Otago in New Zealand will spend 34 million U.S. dollars on the new lab despite increasing evidence that animal testing is ineffective for human research and can even be dangerous as it produces deceptive and misleading results. This money could be far better spent on more accurate and humane research methods.
Moreover, the University of Otago reportedly used 21,705 animals for research during 2014 alone with 18,166 animals actually killed during experimentation.
Sign this petition urging the university to cancel plans to build this facility and work towards replacing animal research with humane and reliable alternatives instead.
Dear Mr. Blaikie,
Please cancel plans to build a new animal research lab at the University of Otago. Animal research is not only incredibly cruel but also proven to be ineffective and even dangerous by providing deceptive results that do not coincide with human results. The vast amount of money earmarked for this project would be far better spent developing humane and more accurate methods of research.
I urge you to scrap plans to consolidate archaic and unreliable animal testing and focus instead on developing humane and effective research methods.
[Your Name Here]
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