Wednesday 7th July 2010
National Institute of Medical Research Demo
7th July 2010
The thousands of animals currently tortured at this government-funded laboratory, include guinea pigs, rats, mice, chicks, frogs, birds and fish. |
Pickets may one day resume on Wednesdays at The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, London NW7
Many of you will have read the book "Caught in the Act, The Feldberg Investigation" by Melody MacDonald and the Animal Cruelty Investigation Group, from which the following extract is taken. Those experiments took place at the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) in Mill Hill, revealed by their 1988/9 undercover investivation.
Countless numbers of animals today are still used in NIMR's research, which is mainly funded by the Medical Research Council.
"Once the experiment was under way, the rabbit was seen to be moving while Feldberg was taking a blood sample from its ear. No more anaesthetic was given. Feldberg promptly attempted to make an incision to insert the endotracheal tube (a tube into the windpipe) into the base of the neck. The rabbit jumped. Feldberg used the scalpel four other times and each time the rabbit jumped. He then started using surgical scissors. As he snipped, the rabbit moved. As he continued snipping, the rabbit was constantly squirming and pathetically lifted its head off the table. This continued for some time with the rabbit moving violently. Feldberg slipped his finger into the hole he had cut in the rabbit's neck, and then cut out a piece of tissue.
The rabbit was now struggling constantly but still Feldberg continued to cut into it with the scissors. As the endotracheal tube was tied in, the rabbit struggled violently and jumped numerous times. As the rabbit jumped, it made strange noises. It was so conscious that it was fighting for breath against the ventilator. During this dreadful period of six minues no anaesthetic was given. The lamp was placed above the rabbit's abdomen.
Twenty seconds later the rabbit moved and attempted to get up yet again. A few minutes later the lamp was brought down again. The rabbit moved its head slightly and when the temperature reached 80C the lamp was raised a little. The rabbit's burned abdomen could be seen quite clearly. Shortly afterwards the poor rabbit died and its suffering finally came to an end."
See also special report at http://www.acigawis.co.uk/national_institute_for_medical_research.htm
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