Another company which wants to breed 2000(!) Beagles a year for experimentation
'REJECT BandK Universal's Planning Appeal and Request a Public Inquiry
The final decision on whether or not B&K Universal will be allowed to breed around 2,000 Beagles annually - for painful and traumatic experiments that also fail human patients - will be decided next week, by June 18th.
Please MAKE YOUR VOICE COUNT at this crucial time, please continue to SIGN and SHARE this petition.
Please also watch the recent historic science hearing, where leading medical experts testified against animal experiments at the EU Parliament on May 11th, explaining how current scientific understanding now entirely invalidates the claimed use of animals as 'predictive models' for human patients
Thank you Jan,
I had no idea we have a topic for this
Signed. Horrible !!
Thank you for reopening this topic Jan !!
I reactivated this in because it is Astrazeneca and new members may not have seen some of what they get up to there.
All Actions Taken.....watched the video....so heartwarming to see them rescued.....Thanks so much everyone!
The video is great!!
Elderberr - 9 hours ago - youtube.com
All petitions signed. Thanks for sharing. I'd like to get my hands on those people that dare to test those beagles and teach them a lesson.
I got this one from my folder, reacivated it and am putting this comment. Good news about the planning refusal of the beagle breeding place in Yorkshire UK.
All noted, emails sent and petitions signed except 1 petion closed. Thank you Monika and Jan.
Noted and current Cindy :-0 9/3
AstraZeneca are an evil organisation dedicated to animal torture and cruelty. They will listen to no one. That is why it is vital to target the transport people where there may be some compassion (except Air France of course). The sadistic monsters who work in labs for the likes of AstraZeneca are entrenched in their perverted lifestyle and we are unlikel;y to change the habit of a lifetime. Real science has proved that animal testing is unreliable unnecessary and unscientific and therefore their only reason for continuing with it is their addiction to torturing animals like the helpless docile beagles.
Noted and signed current Cindy :-0 Thank-You Everyone Involved with This Thread :-0 8/3
The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAV has issued an urgent plea to
pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca to free as many as 350 beagles that are
currently detained at Manchester airport, where they are waiting to be sent to
the company's laboratories, to be used as research subjects.Â
> NAVS Chief Executive Jan Creamer:Â "We call on the senior management of
AstraZeneca to do the right thing - for medical research and common decency -
and release these beagles for rehoming immediately. The use of these docile and
loving animals cannot be justified. Free the beagles now!"
> The NAVS reported on Wednesday how two consignments of beagles had left
AstraZeneca kennels in Sweden for the UK and since then the organisation has
been informed by colleagues at the Swedish group Djurrattsalliansen that over
the past two nights further consignments of beagles have been flown to the UK.Â
Apparently a total of 290 dogs were shipped out of Sweden since Tuesday, with
the remaining 50-60 animals leaving the kennels last night.
> All of the beagles have come from AstraZeneca kennels earmarked for closure in
Orkelljungain, Sweden and unless the pharmaceutical giant has a change of heart
these gentle animals will be subjected to cruel and painful experiments. Despite
physiological differences between dogs and people, the beagles will be used,
according to AstraZeneca's online Q&AÂ "Primarily, in research related to the
cardiovascular area (e.g. atherosclerosis and diabetes), respiratory diseases
(e.g. asthma and COPD), plus inflammatory diseases (e.g. rheumatism)."
> Since news of the kennel's closure was announced, animal advocates worldwide
have been campaigning for the beagles release for rehoming. Last month, a joint
letter signed by 20 organisations and representing hundreds of thousands of
supporters was sent to the senior management of AstraZeneca. The NAVS has yet to
receive a response.
> Find out more about the campaign to save the AstraZeneca beagles
> National Anti Vivisection Society
> Millbank Tower, Millbank, London SW1P 4QP
> Tel: 020 7630 3340
AstraZeneca Beagles Urgently Need Your Help - PLEASE TAKE ACTION TODAY !
Cher - 14 minutes ago - blog.peta.org.uk
A recently closed test animal breeding facility is planning to ship the remainder of its beagles to cruel laboratories in the United Kingdom rather than allowing them to be adopted into loving homes. Although the dogs could easily be rehabilitated and adopted, the company is planning to force them to endure a stressful cargo flight followed by more years of painful testing. Put pressure on this biopharmaceutical company to give nearly 300 beagles the chance to live a normal life.
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Subject: AstraZeneca: Please set the Beagles free!
President Anders Ekblom, AstraZeneca AB
Jan-Olof Jacke VP Finance, R & D
Anders Vikdahl Head of Sweden Operations
Steinar Höeg External Affairs Director Europe
John Linde Deputy General Counsel, R & D, the Secretary
Tel: 08-553260 00
Your company is closing two breeding facilities – one in the UK and one connected to a lab in Sweden.
You stated that some of the remaining beagles will be brought to the Alderley Park Research Facility in Cheshire.
But Astra Zeneca has sent some of the Beagles to one of the laboratories in the UK last night!
Two shipments of 100 dogs are believed to have already arrived in the UK – one as recently as two weeks ago.
See video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FULL02rOLhI&feature=youtu.be
Your company permitted employees to rehome as many as 80 of the beagles but said that after careful consideration it will keep the rest - for research....It is thought that 400 dogs face an uncertain painful, cruel future.
More than 20 organisations have written to senior management at AstraZeneca asking to let the dogs go to good homes!
Organisations across the globe exist to save the dogs from experiments, including The Beagle Welfare Scheme in Britain and Sweden’s Animal Rights Alliance , which has called the beagle's 'lab duty and destination ' “sad and ironic”. A Swedish campaigner Johan Carlsson said: “We’re asking AstraZeneca to give these dogs a chance. The closure of the lab is an opportunity to find good homes for them.”
But AstraZeneca spokesman Esra Erkal-Paler said: “Our team has concluded that, because these dogs have been purpose-bred for research, they are needed to support our global research efforts.
“The welfare of the dogs has been and remains our utmost priority and contrary to some reports, no animal is being euthanised as a result of the kennels closing down.” Your company said the dogs are mainly used for research on heart disease as well as diabetes, asthma and rheumatism. But NAVS has said many of the animals are subjected to cruel testing and it dreaded to think of the “needless suffering” the dogs faced if used for research. It also stressed that dogs used for medical testing can go on to lead normal, happy lives because it has successfully rehomed animals in the past. I urge you to give the the dogs that are left at the kennel in Örkelljunga,THE chance of their life.
Please set them free and give them in the care of the good people who have offered to adopt them so that they can experience the joy of having a loving family - something they have been deprived of their entire life.
The world is watching and is following your company's decision in this matter. Please make the humane choice and show the world that you are capable of compassion, too.
(U.K.) Beagles Destined for the Lab Arrive as AstraZeneca Ignores Pleas to Save Them
The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAV has been informed by our
colleagues at DjurrÃ¤ttsalliansen that two Aeronova and BinAir planes carrying
beagles from AstraZeneca kennels in Sweden left Sturup airport last night bound
for Manchester airport. The docile dogs will be sent to the company's UK lab
where they will be used for cruel and painful experiments.
The remaining beagles are currently housed at kennels earmarked for closure in
Ã–rkelljungain, Sweden. From the original figure of 400 dogs at the facility,
the NAVS has been informed that - in addition to today's shipments - eighty of
the dogs have already been trucked out of the kennels and sent to labs in the UK
and Sweden and, according to AstraZeneca, another eighty dogs have been rehomed by employees.
Despite physiological differences between dogs and people, the animals will be
used, according to AstraZeneca's online Q&A "Primarily, in research related to
the cardiovascular area (e.g. atherosclerosis and diabetes), respiratory
diseases (e.g. asthma and COPD), plus inflammatory diseases (e.g. rheumatism)."
Since news of the kennel's closure was announced, animal advocates worldwide
have been campaigning for the beagles release for rehoming. Earlier this month,
a joint letter signed by 20 organisations and representing hundreds of thousands
of supporters was sent to the senior management of AstraZeneca. The NAVS has yet
to receive a response.
NAVS Chief Executive Jan Creamer: "The arrival of these beagles is a
disturbing development and we can only imagine the life that awaits these gentle
and loving animals in the lab. We implore AstraZeneca to do the right thing and
give both the dogs that still remain in the kennels and those that have already
been sent to the lab the freedom they deserve and that the public desires."
"The use of these dogs is unjustified, as there are advanced methods available
that are more relevant to people, and avoid the known differences between dogs
and humans. This move by AstraZeneca goes against the main thrust of the new EU
Directive, which is for replacement of animals with modern technology."
Find out more about the campaign to save the AstraZeneca beagles
National Anti Vivisection Society
Millbank Tower, Millbank, London SW1P 4QP
Tel: 020 7630 3340
Noted and signed current Monika :-0 Thank-You Everyone :-0 29/1
Smash the hell hole, charnel house HSL and burn the workers in there.
First name, family name, email, SEND
Noted and signed current Monika :-0 Thank-You Everyone Involved :-0 19/1
All action taken
Signed with comment.
Thanks Monika, petitions signed and emails sent.
Working on all now
Emailed them again. They are also customers of the hell-hole Huntingdon Life Science - if ever there was a misnoma that is one.
Noted and signed current Monika :-0 Thank-You Everyone Involved with this Thread :-0 " Nighty Night" Sandy... zzzzz ... 14/1
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Me parece increíble que a estas alturas todavía sigan haciendo experimentos con estos pobres perros, que no sé porque un día alguien decidió que estos entrañables perros tenían que nacer para ser torturados en una sala de laboratorio, y lo que me parece más increíble, es que sean personas cultas y con estudios los que causan tanto dolor y sufrimiento a estos pobres animales a sangre ría sin compasión alguna !!
Good night dear Sandi ! Sleep well !
AstraZeneca: SET THE RESEARCH BEAGLES FREE!*****SIGN PETITION
Florence- 12 hours ago - change.org
Thank you Cindy !
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To whom it concerns,
AstraZeneca has announced that it's kennel at Rååhöjden Örkelljungawould be phased out. A lot of people with great knowledge about the dogs have been in touch to offer them loving homes, but you seem to refuse to give the dogs a chance for a new life. So either they will be sold to undergo painful animal experiments abroad or they will be killed, according to information from Astra itself. Is this correct?
We want to know why AstraZeneca does not want to relocate them to loving homes!?
All of us want these dogs to get a second chance, on the other side of AstraZeneca's grid!
because these dogs have been purpose-bred for research, the best solution is to continue to utilise them for research at AstraZeneca facilities and by third pa...rties acting on our behalf. - Head of Corporate Affairs for AstraZeneca in Sweden, in a letter to the BFP. Disagree? Everyone who supports the BFP has seen a hundred examples of urpose-bred for research beagles go on to thrive with loving families. To suggest they are incapable of a normal life is cynical and naive. Send a polite email to AstraZeneca explaining these are not just test-tubes but dogs no different than our own! email@example.com You can also go to Beagle Freedom Project on Facebook and Attention Beagle Parents: Take Action for the AstraZeneca Dogs! By Monday we need as many people as possible with a beagle to take a picture of their dog with this campaign poster and email it to AstraZeneca! Let's literally show them that these urpose-bred research dogs are beagles just like ours. Stand in solidarity with those still in cages and don't give up hope! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and IR@astrazeneca.com