England: Actors Ricky Gervais and Peter Egan Call For A Ban On All Animal Experiments and A Breeding Centre To Close.

WAV Comment – Here we go, MBR also sorting out Covid 19 – everyone is on this bandwagon to justify their actions.

I (Mark – WAV co founder) have lived with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for the last 22 years; and around 15 years ago I was told by the MS Society / Neurologists that it (the cure) would all be sorted within 5 years. 10 years after the ‘closing date’ and I still have MS; like many other sufferers, waiting for the day.

Talking of good ‘Cure’ – here is one of my favourite English bands – ‘The Cure’ live at ‘Pinkpop’ in the Netherlands:

Worthy of note – Animals DO NOT suffer from MS, which is an illness where your immune system wrongly attacks the nerves of your body, instead of protecting them. It is called ‘demyelination’. So why artificially make animals have MS (when they naturally dont) and then use them to find a ‘cure’ for humans ? – it makes no sense, never has and never will. For me, positive research would find out why animals dont get MS and humans do get the illness. Even as a sufferer who wants a cure, I will NEVER support the use of any animals in any medical research to find that golden fleece cure. Medical cures will only come through non animal research; the last 15 years of bullshit about a MS cure have told me that animals suffer in research for nothing. Big Pharma keeps the bucks rolling in with the promise, but never really delivers. You could say that they have got it all wrong and are making big bucks by thrashing out false promises to us all.

I have and take NO medication for my MS. I control things by living a vegan diet, well away from meat and dairy. I think it works – I think I can still do things on WAV !

Regards Mark.

Ricky

Ricky Gervais lobbies for ban on all animal experiments after calls for breeding centre to close

Fellow actor Peter Egan calls for inflicting suffering on laboratory animals to be made illegal

Animal rights campaigners set up a protest camp at a “factory farm” that breeds puppies for laboratory experiments after comedy actor Ricky Gervais launched a campaign to ban all tests on animals in the UK.

The protesters said they wanted to close down the site in Cambridgeshire, which breeds beagles that are sold when they are 16 weeks old for chemicals and drugs testing.

The centre denied claims that it trains the puppies to be “laboratory-ready”, including offering a paw for injections and accepting paper cups on their faces, ready for wearing gas masks.

Animal rights campaigners set up a protest camp at a “factory farm” that breeds puppies for laboratory experiments after comedy actor Ricky Gervais launched a campaign to ban all tests on animals in the UK.

The protesters said they wanted to close down the site in Cambridgeshire, which breeds beagles that are sold when they are 16 weeks old for chemicals and drugs testing.

The centre denied claims that it trains the puppies to be “laboratory-ready”, including offering a paw for injections and accepting paper cups on their faces, ready for wearing gas masks.

Gervais and fellow actor Peter Egan are lobbying against all animal experimentation and calling for laboratory animals to be included in the Animal Welfare Act, which outlaws causing animal suffering.

Activists who monitored the breeding site at Huntingdon for more than a year described “harrowing” scenes.

They said they saw workers grabbing dogs by the scruff of the neck and piling them into overcrowded trolleys, and dogs in crates cried “pitifully” as they were loaded onto a lorry.

The site, called MBR Acres, owned by US company Marshall BioResources, breeds up to 2,000 puppies every year, most of which are sent for toxicology tests at UK laboratories.

Toxicology testing often involves force-feeding animals with chemicals or making them inhale pesticides.

Critics say this can be done every day for up to 90 days with no pain relief or anaesthetic, before the dogs are killed.

But the company says most experiments are mild, such as taking a blood test, and the results are used to develop vaccines, such as the Covid-19 jab.

He is patron of a group called For Life on Earth (Floe), which wants the government to launch a pioneering “public scientific hearing” on whether animal experiments can predict responses in human patients, with independent scientific experts as judges.

Renowned primatologist Jane Goodall has backed the idea, and SNP MP Lisa Cameron has tabled an Early Day Motion calling for the hearing.

Louise Owen, founder of Floe, told The Independent that if the science hearing took place, animal experiments would end “because the government would recognise they were out of step with current scientific knowledge and harmful to human patients”.

She pointed out that the government’s new Animal Sentience Bill enshrines in law the ability of animals to feel joy, suffering and pain.

Gervais said: “I’m deeply shocked to learn that thousands of beautiful beagles are intensively bred, right here in the peace of the British countryside, for painful and terrifying toxicity experiments that are also now proven to entirely fail the search for human treatments and cures.”

Mel Broughton, of the Free the MBR Beagles campaign, said: “Increasingly, there is scientific opinion that these experiments are not valid in terms of finding cures for human diseases, and these dogs suffer greatly in toxicity tests. They’re poisoned to death slowly.”

A spokeswoman for MBR said the company bred animals raised to be healthy, content and comfortable in laboratories, adding: “It does not undertake regulatory toxicology or other experiments and has only animal care staff working on its sites.

Peter and Ricky

See the short video with Ricky and Dr Ray Greek here:

Ricky Gervais campaigns for ban on all animal experiments in UK after calls for puppy-breeding centre to close | The Independent

25/7 – a comment from Celia:

Animal experiment are utterly useless and cruel.

Signed by a person who became a life member of the Lord Dowding Fund for Humane Research and the National Anti-Vivisection Society in 1972′. = Celia – Woking, Surrey, UK

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  1. Animal experiment are utterly useless and cruel. Signed by a person who became a life member of the Lord Dowding Fund for Humane Research and the National Anti-Vivisection Society in 1972. = Celia Clarke, Woking, Surrey, UK

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