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Sign BUAV petition to stop kitten experiments at Cardiff University

25/07/2012

Please support the BUAV in calling for Cardiff University to end controversial experiments on cats and kittens. This week the BUAV exposed shocking experiments that have taken place at Cardiff University where some kittens were raised in complete darkness while others were deprived of the sight in one eye by having their eyelids sewn shut. The kittens were then anaesthetised, artificially ventilated and paralysed with a drug to prevent eye movements. They were then subjected to highly invasive head surgery and their brains exposed for recordings. After various tests, all the kittens were killed and parts of their brain dissected. 

International comedian Ricky Gervais has joined the BUAV in speaking out against these shocking experiments. Ricky told the BUAV:

I am appalled that kittens are being deprived of sight in one eye by having their eyelids sewn shut. I thought sickening experiments like these were a thing of the past. I support the BUAV in calling for this research to be stopped.

The BUAV has joined with Change.org and launched a petition calling on Cardiff University to end these sickening experiments on cats and kittens, requesting that the university recognises the strength of public feeling on this issue and ends this shocking practice.

Please sign and circulate the petition.