Cat Animal Testing Experiments
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Undercover pictures by Brian Gunn, The Animal Spy
The use of cats for animal research experiments
Cats are still used extensively for animal research experiments in animal testing laboratories around the world.
Cats are killed and sold to classrooms as subjects for dissection, and often are used for neurological research experiments in research labs, as well as for studies relating to hearing, vision, immunodeficiency and toxicology.
It is hard to believe that cats, or indeed any animals, are still being subjected to barbaric practices and unimaginable pain and suffering in today’s animal testing laboratories, but they are.
Unveiling the secrecy
The images above have been captured by Brian Gunn, The Undercover Animal Spy. The images are horrific and hard to view, but they have been taken to unveil the secrecy that shrouds animal vivisection laboratories and to expose the harsh reality that so many animals are being abused on a daily basis, all in the name of science.
Cats usually arrive from animal laboratory breeding farms, but some research labs breed cats in-house. Some of the images below show kittens being used in painful animal experiments. One kitten was used in a sight deprivation experiment. The kitten’s eyes were bound shortly after birth and the bandages were not removed until six months later.
Another image shows a cat that had its back legs deliberately broken in a cruel and painful psychological experiment. The cat was left to suffer in agony, barely able to move.
Vivisection – unreliable, unethical and unnecessary
Vivisection is a controversial issue. Advances in technology have proved that animal testing is unreliable, unethical and unnecessary. It is simply bad science. With research showing that more than 90% of basic science discoveries found from animal experimentation fail to lead to human treatments, and up to 89% of animal studies could not be reproduced, why do teachers still use dissection and vivisection as a method of training for their research students?
Many of these images below show cruel cat vivisection taking place in animal research training laboratories. There are alternative testing methods, more humane methods, ones that will prevent further pain and suffering of animals in testing laboratories. Vivisection has got to stop.
Please provide support our campaign to stop animal testing
Remember, you can help stop these barbaric animal testing experiments by educating yourself and others.
Day to day, you can be mindful of what products you buy, always opt for cruelty-free products and have animal welfare in mind.