Stop British chemical weapons tests on animals


This video about Syria says about itself:

FSA

the Free Syrian army, now allies of the Turkish Erdogan regime in attacking Afrin

Test Chemical Weapons On Rabbits & Request Gas With 1km Radius

30 August 2013

This video shows the FSA testing chemical weapons (specifically sarin gas) on rabbits as well as footage of FSA fighters posing with dozens of containers full of nitric acid and Tekkim. Towards the end of the video there is a recorded phone call of a FSA fighter requesting a chemical weapon with a radius of 1km.

By Ceren Sagir in Britain:

Friday, March 23, 2018

Animal Welfare: Government called on to end inhumane chemical weapons tests on animals

CAMPAIGNERS called on the government today to end painful and inhumane chemical weapons tests on animals.

The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has hit out at painful inhalation tests on animals in its Chemical Weapons Defence Centre at Porton Down.

NAVS is calling for the new, publicly funded facility to use advanced human-relevant methods instead as thousands of animals suffer each year during experiments by the Ministry of Defence.

Society president Jan Creamer said using animals in chemical weapons tests was “ethically and scientifically wrong.”

She said: “Unlike advanced alternatives, the results simply cannot provide reliable predictions of how humans will react to harmful substances, hindering medical progress and costing animals’ lives.”

Monkeypox tests, a similar virus to smallpox, have been conducted on animals despite vaccinations for smallpox on humans already found to be “safe and well tolerated” in the majority of people.

Relatively uncommon diseases such as the Western equine encephalitis virus, which is contracted through mosquito bites or proximity to infected horses, are also tested.

All the animals who were exposed to the virus died, but in natural human exposure the mortality rate was only 3-4 per cent.

Once experiments are over and after suffering various symptoms, animals are killed and have their organs removed for further testing.

Campaigners have suggested using human-relevant experiments instead, such as the human lung-on-a-chip device.

This is made using lung and blood vessel cells that reproduce the “structural, functional and mechanical” properties of the human lung and has been used to model respiratory infections, including tuberculosis.

2 thoughts on “Stop British chemical weapons tests on animals

  1. thalidomide was tested safe on rabbits… but had no relevance to humans… can’t understand why they continue to perpetrate the wicked practices of vivisection, except that they want to perpetuate their jobs…

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