The vivisectors are coming to town
It's been announced
that an event will be held on 30th March at Glasgow University to "showcase"
techniques and ideas for continued animal experimentation.
The 'Nexxt Big
Thing in Integrative Mammalian Biology' is to be held by Nexxus, a part-publicly
funded organisation which amongst other things promotes the use of animals in
research. One of the areas being covered on the night will be "commercial
opportunities in in vivo sciences available here in Scotland". This means how to
make money out of experimenting on animals.
Glasgow and Strathclyde
Universities also recently got a slice of a �12.3 million grant from an alliance
between the UK and Scottish Governments and multi-national drug firms including
GlaxoSmithkline, AstraZeneca and Pfizer.
One of the
activities which will be carried out with this dirty money is "Outreach
activities focused on the use of animals in research to schools and the
It's worrying to see that while hundreds of thousands of
people are losing their jobs and their homes, and public spending is being
slashed, the Government is giving our hard earned money hand over fist so
'scientists' can go into our communities and classrooms and cheerlead for the
big drug companies and their increasing drive for profit.
that if we don't butcher and terrorise animals in labs (although we know they
definitely won't put it that way) then their family will die of cancer is
immoral on many levels. The fact that it's being carried out with our money to
maximise the profits of pharmaceutical firms really is beyond contempt.
Scotland for Animals will be there on the day to make sure the truth gets an
airing amongst all the industry propaganda which will no doubt be flying around.
We need real, modern research now if we're to cure and treat disease. If you
would like to come along contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
please contact Glasgow Uni at
email@example.com and appeal to them to start implementing non-animal
research, keep all correspondence polite and informative.
Dear Sir/ Madam
I am concerned to note that Glasgow
University is still relying on animal research. I am even more alarmed by the
discovery that much of this is in conjunction with pharmaceutical companies for
whom realistically the driving factor in any research is profit.
that my money is being made available to you through Government funds to assist
in these ventures i find morally wrong. I wholly support real research into
disease and the discoveries that this can bring which alleviates human suffering
however there is increasing disquiet amongst the scientific community as to the
effectiveness of animal experimentation in achieving this.
I ask that you
make an official and public commitment to a rapid phasing out of all procedures
on animals by anyone connected to your University.
(please provide name and full postal address including in emails)
event will be on Tuesday 30 March 2010 at 5.45 PM, Kelvin Campus Conference
Centre, West of Scotland Science Park, Glasgow, G20 This is just off Maryhill
Rd., North-West Glasgow. Contact us for directions.
Let them know their
mantra of "it's either your dog or your child" isn't working any more.