Ask the Royal Veterinary College to stop experimenting on animals
The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) played a central role in gruesome experiments on female sheep. The experiments to remove the animals’ wombs and re-graft them back into the same animals were reported to have gone seriously wrong. This resulted in one procedure being abandoned, one animal dying prematurely and others suffering kidney failure. This research was conducted, not to improve the health and well-being of sheep, but to try to improve human fertility.
We have previously highlighted how the RVC, which conducts approximately 9,000 procedures a year on animals, has:
• bred dogs with a genetic weakness who will be killed when they are around 18 months old
• euthanased two puppies from the research colony after they were attacked by an older dog
• inadequately controlled the food that sheep ate prior to their operation and failed to adequately monitor them under anaesthesia, which led to them dying
• inserted electrodes into the legs of guinea fowl before they were made to run on a treadmill
Please sign our petition, which we will hand in to the College. We hope this will demonstrate to them the strength of feeling that there is among compassionate members of the public about their conduct, and compel them to abandon their animal research programme. The College has ignored our many communications and we feel compelled to increase our efforts to raise awareness, both inside the College and to the wider public, of the College’s conduct.