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Distinguished Scientist Denied Knighthood for Backing Animal Testing


Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalCruelty, animalsuffering, vivisection, humans, cruelty )

Cher Away
- 2399 days ago - news.independent.co.uk
A leading British scientist who led the Medical Research Council for five years before stepping down earlier this year has been refused a knighthood in the New Year Honours List because of his outspoken support for animal research.



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. (0)
Friday December 28, 2007, 11:45 am
Noted with thanks, Cher for this positive news.
 

Samantha O. (374)
Tuesday January 1, 2008, 3:51 am
What wonderful news. This is certainly what I call a scientific breakthrough. Let's hope it snowballs and stops this evil and archaic testing methods. Thank you Cher.
 

mary f. (175)
Wednesday April 1, 2009, 1:06 pm
great what can i say god save the queen and i'm irish good news thank youcher
 

AWAYnotHERE M. (445)
Friday July 24, 2009, 5:39 am
That is terrific NEWS...at least someone finally is not being rewarded for their stupidity...Thanks Cher...Hope other Countries/People follow this example!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 6, 2009, 11:22 pm
oh good i am glad the.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 6, 2009, 11:29 pm
Experimenting on kittens the extremist who takes terrible advantage of his so called rights to the fullest of the law.
 

Alyson b. (6)
Thursday December 17, 2009, 1:12 pm
animal testing must be stopped.
 

kaye whelpton (38)
Friday April 9, 2010, 7:50 am
I know this is an old post but its a good one. Well done who ever makes the decisions.
 

Anna Borsey (66)
Thursday May 20, 2010, 1:06 pm
Quite right too! The New Year's Honours List is the most appalling nonsense, of course, but someone like this Professor SHOULD NOT have ANY AWARDS whatsoever!!!

"Tam Dalyell, the former Labour MP and veteran parliamentarian, deplored the decision, saying that the snub could only be attributed to cowardice on the part of government ministers worried about a possible public backlash: "The kind of pioneering work that Colin Blakemore has done so well will, I bet, have benefited the health of many of his critics or their families," Mr Dalyell said yesterday. (Yes, like the thalidomide children - who are now adults in their early 50s - perhaps?)

Other scientists also criticised the decision on the grounds that Professor Blakemore has done more than anyone to explain to the public why many medical breakthroughs would have been impossible without animal experiments.

"Irrespective of his role as head of the MRC, I'd have expected him to be honoured for his really critical role in promoting the need for animal research in bio-medicine," said Professor Chris Higgins, vice-chancellor of Durham University.

"I'm not sure how people can be criticised simply because they are outspokenafter all Nelson Mandela was outspoken against apartheid. Colin Blakemore stuck his head above the parapet and deserves to be honoured for it," Professor Higgins said.

Lord Rees of Ludlow, the president of the Royal Society, said that Professor Blakemore deserved a knighthood. "He's certainly more deserving of a knighthood than many who've had the honour already," he said.

* His research into vision leads him to experiments on kittens and makes him a hate figure of the animal rights movement.

* Blakemore and his family are targeted in a violent campaign by animal extremists."

So this "eminent" professor tortures kittens in his lab, and that makes him a great scholar, at the forefront of medical research. I do not agree with animal rights people targeting his family. After all, his children cannot help having a dog turd and a sadist for a father!

"Professor Blakemore has done more than anyone to explain to the public why many medical breakthroughs would have been impossible without animal experiments." (Sigh. That tired, old lie again!)

"I'd have expected him to be honoured for his really critical role in promoting the need for animal research in bio-medicine," said Professor Chris Higgins, vice-chancellor of Durham University." (Obviously another shit of major proportions, as well as a sadist and torturer of defenceless animals)

"I'm not sure how people can be criticised simply because they are outspokenafter all Nelson Mandela was outspoken against apartheid. Colin Blakemore stuck his head above the parapet and deserves to be honoured for it," Professor Higgins said." (Oh dear. He is not comparing like with like; obviously not a very clear thinker, this professor Higgins! It is NOT because he was outspoken that he is so heavily criticized; rather, it is because he is a sadistic, cruel, inhuman torturer and murderer of innocent animals!!!)
 

Charlotte M. (0)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 12:26 pm
im soo happy that its been stopped it is disgusting !!! im sure they wouldnt like to be tested on!! >:@
 

Evelyn B. (80)
Friday April 8, 2011, 5:35 pm
Noted Tks Cher.. They should use him for experimenting on, and see how he squirms..
 

klemens okkels (5)
Friday April 22, 2011, 1:34 pm
good to hear.
 

Val G. (102)
Saturday May 7, 2011, 12:05 pm
Good to hear!
 

. (0)
Wednesday August 10, 2011, 1:46 pm
BRAVO!! Maybe they should test on him. NO MORE ANIMAL TESTING!!!! signed and noted.
Toni A.
 

Elize Labuschagne (190)
Friday October 28, 2011, 7:10 am
Would be a victory to see the researchers faces in the experiments rather than the animals. WHAT A VICTORY THAT WOULD BE!!!!
 

Harshiita Sharma (139)
Friday March 2, 2012, 6:06 am
thats great! noted!
 

Sandi C. (237)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 8:54 am
NOTED!
 

Latoya Brookins (23)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 7:28 am
From now on I am going to try to think of one good thing I found out or that happened for each hour of the day. This is going on the Good Things list!
 

DebrahAnna Esposito (10)
Friday March 22, 2013, 7:12 am
GOOD!!
 

Jeanne Rogers (630)
Friday July 12, 2013, 6:47 pm
Good to hear.
 

gabriele jefferson (147)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 7:40 am
Noted, shared with fb, twitter & google! Thx.
 
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