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Vivisection

Vivisection is the live dissection of animals. Millions of animals such as mice, rats, guinea pigs, cats, dogs, monkeys and sheep, to name but a few, are killed every year this way.

All this, in the name of
so-called ''science''

Behind closed doors, vivisectors force feed animals chemicals, infuse them with cancers, cut open their skulls and place electrodes in their brains – some of the many horrors that go on in testing laboratories – then, if the animal has not already died, they cut them up, slowly killing them.

All this, in the name of so-called ”science” – fronted by the vivisectors’ guise of improving mankind’s medical advancements. When the truth of it is, that it’s all just a money making scheme orchistrated by the pharmaceutical industry.

Vivisection FACTS

Vivisection is the live experimentation and dissection of animals.

112, 835 animals were experimented on last year in Irish laboratories.

A high degree of animal testing goes on in colleges and universities, 

There are nine independent, commercial laboratories in Ireland.

One of the major flaws in animal testing is that of ‘species difference’. This means that animal tests are basically unreliable as a way to predict effects in humans – positive results in animal studies have proved disastrous when applied to humans.

Animal research has been shown time and time again to hold back medical progress.

Vivisection FACTS

Arthritis painkiller Vioxx, which was withdrawn in 2004, caused over 140,000 strokes and heart attacks (almost 60,000 fatal), even though it appeared safe when tested on animals.

In the 1980s, thousands of people were given HIV-contaminated blood, which was deemed safe as it did not affect chimpanzees (as chimpanzees are essentially immune to HIV).

The notoriously dangerous drugs thalidomide and DES were tested in animals and released for human use. Tens of thousands suffered and/or died as a result.

More importantly, there is absolutely no moral or ethical justification to test ANYTHING on animals.

They are sentient beings who have the right to live out their lives, they do not deserve to be exploited by people.


We have to say 'no' to vivisection, and be the voice for all the animals who are locked away in dark, barren cages - right now - terrified, where their only escape from this life of fear and torture is death.

Vivisection FACTS

Animal research has been shown time and again to hold back medical progress for people. Here are just a few examples:

Blood transfusions were delayed by 200 years and corneal transplants delayed by 90 years, as a result of animal studies.

22 drugs to treat spinal cord damage were developed on animals – all failed when applied to humans.

So, what are we doing about it?

We are currently working on a brand new campaign, which will target every animal testing laboratory in the country

Protests

Due to the Irish government for their part in allowing this practice to continue we are officially launching a new campaign in August 2019. This will be of a similar style to SHAC (Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty) and we expect this to make a huge impact!

Awarness

Most members of the public are completely unaware that animal testing takes place in Ireland. Similar to our campaign to ban fur farming, we will be bringing this campaign all over the country, and putting a spotlight on this issue like never before.

Lobbying

Apart from protests, lobbying the Irish government is very important. Along with the HPRA (Health Products Regulatory Authority), they are the ones responsible for the deaths of around 200,000 lab animals in this country every year. It's time to make them stop!

Vivisection FACTS

Rats and mice are the animals primarily used in cancer research. They never get carcinomas, the human form of cancer, which affects membranes (e.g. lung cancer). Their sarcomas affect bone and connecting tissue: the two cannot be compared.

Even a former director of Huntingdon Life Sciences (which is one of Europe’s largest animal testing facilities) admitted that animal tests only correctly predict effects in humans 5-25% of the time. Compare that to the fact that human cell culture tests have proven to be 80% accurate.

 

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CONTACT

  • +353 (0) 86 8729 444
  • info@naracampaigns.org
  • PO Box 11019
  • Dublin 2, Ireland.

Please feel free to contact us if you want to ask us any questions, report something or get involved.

CONTACT

  • +353 (0) 86 8729 444
  • info@naracampaigns.org
  • PO Box 11019
  • Dublin 2, Ireland.

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