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In this animal testing picture this dog’s leg has been shattered by repeated blows from a hammer. This experiment was performed in order to induce a state of psychological stress. The wound was left undressed. No anaesthetic was given during the course of this cruel barbaric experiment. For information on research animal testing facts, statistics and animal experimentation laws please visit www.iaapea.com.
Cats Tormented and Killed in University Lab http://www.peta.org/features/uw-madison-cruelty/
Brutal: Scientists put the kittens under anaesthetic but when the procedures were finished, most of the cats were given fatal overdoses. Animal charity PETA captured these images at Wisconsin University last year.
Controversial: Ten of the country's most prestigious universities were said to be involved in the procedures similar to that performed at the University of Wisconsin (pictured). Many of the cats were held down like this during the brutal experiments.
Helpless: One cat, with a screw in its skull, pokes its head out of a blanket during an experiment at the University of Wisconsin.
Animal campaigners have reacted angrily to the revelations with one calling the procedures 'repulsive'.
Andrew Tyler, the director of Animal Aid said: 'The extreme suffering and stress endured by the cats and kittens used in these repulsive experiments is deeply disturbing to imagine.
'Quite apart from the suffering caused, these appalling procedures are highly unlikely to contribute to medical progress, since the results of animal experiments cannot be reliably translated to humans.
'Instead of torturing cats and kittens in perversely cruel experiments, University College London should move into the twenty-first century and embrace the wide range of non-animal methods that are available to scientists and produce valid, human-relevant results.'
The shocking treatment of the kittens was outlined in a report by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV).
CEO of the BUAV, Michelle Thew, said: 'Over 5 million families in the UK share their home with one or more cats yet these much loved animals are still being used in cruel experiments in which they can be subjected to invasive brain surgery or deliberately deprived of light or vision by being raised in total darkness or by having their eyelids sewn shut.
'Much of the research is fundamental and the BUAV believes that sophisticated alternative techniques, which do not involve animal suffering, should be used instead. We are calling on the Government to end the cruel use of cats in UK laboratories.'
Comedian and author, Alexei Sayle, who is campaigning with the BUAV, will deliver report titled ‘What is happening to cats?’ to the Home Office.
Mr Sayle said: 'As a cat owner myself I know what wonderful companions they can be and how affectionate, intelligent and playful.
'That is why I am joining with the BUAV to ask the UK Government to bring an end to the use of all cats in experimentation. It is time to stop this cruel and unnecessary suffering.'
Last year, animal charity PETA challenged the University of Wisconsin over their treatment of cats during animal testing.
The organisation managed to capture some of the animals during the procedures.
A spokesman from the University of Cambridge said: 'The research to which BUAV refers involved scientists from a number of UK institutions, including researchers from University of Cambridge, who analysed tissue samples.
'This research was part of the development of a potential new treatment for amblyopia (lazy eye), a common disorder of vision which affects one in 50 children.
'As it would be unethical to carry out such research using humans, initial studies were carried out using mice and rats; in order to further understand whether the treatment was effective, it was then necessary to carry out further work in a higher order animal – in this case a small number of cats.'
A spokesman for University College London said the experiments mentioned in the article were carried out in 1992 and 1998.
Reacting to the allegations, Cardiff University spokesperson said: 'The research referenced in today’s story ended in 2010.
'Our research involving animals is aimed at the alleviation of human and veterinary disease through the advancement of medical, dental, biological and veterinary understanding.
'All animal-related research work at Cardiff University is designed and carried out in accordance with the principles of the 3Rs under veterinary oversight and in compliance with the strict conditions imposed by the UK Government.'
A representative from Bristol University said it could state categorically that the type of research highlighted has not been carried out at the University for at least seven years
Mail Online has contacted the other institutions for comment.
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