Stop Barbaric Animal Experimentation at Government Facility

Rhesus macaque

Target: Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, England

Goal: Stop infecting animals with diseases for use in sickening government experiments.

Animals such as pigs, rabbits, and monkeys are being mutilated and infected with diseases in a controversial laboratory operated by the British government. Thousands of animals each year are subjected to these cruel experiments, usually conducted at the Porton Down facility. The experiments generally result in extreme pain, illness, and death.

One experiment saw nearly two dozen long-tailed macaques forced to inhale a strain of the smallpox virus. They started coughing only four days after being infected. Six days after infection, the animals were struggling to breathe, experiencing anorexia and severe weight loss, as well as high fevers. After 12 days, the monkeys were killed for dissection.

Another Public Health England test saw four rhesus macaques infected with tuberculosis for observation. They developed skin sores, experienced weight loss, and suffered through pneumonia. It is reported that two of them became so ill that they had to be put down before the experiment ended, at which point all of the monkeys were euthanized.

These cruel experiments result in unimaginable suffering for innocent animals and must be stopped immediately. With the strength of modern technology, it is possible to eliminate the use of animals in many experiments, thereby saving them from a life of excruciating pain and debilitating illness. Sign the petition below to demand that this cruel experimentation stops immediately.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Hunt,

It was recently reported that animals at the Porton Down facility are subject to cruel experimentation, including the deliberate infection of macaques with diseases such as smallpox and tuberculosis. Pigs had their spleens removed and were then shot with with a bolt pistol to create severe muscular injuries in their rear thighs. Rabbits were shot with compressed air to simulate severe blast injuries and were kept alive and suffering for 12 hours before euthanasia.

Modern technology, including computer simulations, can eliminate the need for many of these barbaric and backward experiments. In order to save these innocent animals from weeks of suffering and eventual death, we must strive to implement these humane alternatives. We, the undersigned, demand that these shocking experiments are ceased immediately.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Einar Fredricksen

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8 Comments

  1. Beth Nordmeyer says:

    Ridiculous! What a money making ploy! Who suffers, the monkeys! Mr. HUNT needs a little education on TODAY’S AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGIES. Get out of the dark ages, what a joke!

  2. kay allan says:

    BASTARDS ALL OF THESE EVIL SICKENING PEOPLE. IF ONLY THEY COULD FEEL LIKE THESE DEAR HELPLESS CREATURES DO, USE EACH OTHER FOR YOU DAILY PLEASURE, SEE HOW YOU LIKE IT.

  3. SHUT DOWN PORTON DOWN FACILITY NOW FOR TESTING ON ANIMALS NOW.

  4. Karen Tipping says:

    YOU BASTARDS MAKE ME SICK, YOU ENJOY TORTURING THESE DEFENCELESS CREATURES TO DEATH, BUT ONE DAY YOU WILL GET WHAT’S COMING TO YOU. #KARMA

    “I hold the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man, from the cruelty of man”,
    – Mahatma Gandhi.

  5. Rosemary Anderson says:

    What disgusting people you are. England was always thought of as a nation of animal lovers and then moronic worms like you crawl out of the woodwork abusing and killing animals. If you want to experiment on anything try experimenting on your own sad low lives. Leave the animals in peace and release these poor creatures to safe and caring sanctuaries.

  6. Ps now at election time please remember how important it is to google the persons you are going to vote for for any office. Just google the name and their record on animal welfare issues. See how they voted!

  7. You may use Albanians or Jews instead ! The results will be most amazing !

  8. michelle colhoun says:

    Shameful that J Hunt would continue to caused such suffing These kind of people Still lie to themselves that Animals do not suffer. What if he had young kids and he showed them what he does for a living. How Horrendous to have a father like that. Shame on you Mr Hunt.

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