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50 activists attacked breeding farm
May 16, 2006, Puschino (Moscow region). - About 50 animal rights
activists suddenly appeared in front of breeding farm unexpected for
farm's staff. They lighted alarm fires and started to throw stones
inside the farm. At the same time one group of activists hanged 5
meters banner saying "No to experiments on animals!" over barbed wire
of farm's fence. One more banner "Vivisectors are fascists!" was put on
the fence as well.
A siren sound from a megaphone accompanied activists, when they scanned
slogans. Other group made spray paint slogans against use of animals in
experiments on breeding farm fencing. Simultaneously with it, some
activists have broken on territory, having broken a gate, then threw
stones and alarm fires. As a result two windows were broken in
buildings where there were no animals.
Employees of the breeding farm and security could not stop defenders of
animals in any way and they were simply observing. The action was going
on not for a long time, all have left area of breeding farm before
arrival of militia.
The reason for the action was the fact that in this breeding farm of
Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences
they breed mice, rats and hamsters for use in severe experiments. In
breeding farm "Puschino" they grow up animals specialy for the
pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies of Russia and the CIS
countries. Such foreign companies as the Jackson Laboratory, Harlan
Sprague Dawley, Charles River Laboratories and Taconic are animal
suppliers for this breeding farm.
Representatives of "Alliance for Animal Rights" state: "Painful
experiments on animals is a business on the blood spilled by animals
only because of many scientists with conservative views till now
consider they are necessary, and others make money on experiments. To
receive financial grants for researches it is necessary to write
regularly a plenty of scientific works. It's much easier to get money
if it is specified that researches will pass on animals as the result
will be received more quickly. Large pharmaceutical monsters have no
time to wait - they need fast profit. The alternatives though little
bit longer but save money and provide more exact results".
Russian animal rights activists have organized actions against
experiments on animals this year already. In Moscow actions have passed
near offices of the largest pharmaceutical companies. During of the
Open doors at Biological Deportment of the Moscow State University
activists have opened a banner in front of speaker on a tribune and
loudly scanned slogans. Later they have hung out a banner on building
of the State Medical University.
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