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Stop Oxford University Killing Felix the Monkey- Petition

Animals  (tags: Felix, ANIMALEXPERIMENTS, AnimalCruelty )

- 4405 days ago -
Felix is a primate who is currently incarcerated inside Oxford University and will be used in a series of experiments into brain function. Felix was featured in the BBC2 documentary, 'Monkeys, Rats and Me', shown in November 2006. Imagine being


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Pam F (221)
Wednesday May 2, 2007, 4:11 am
This is so unbelievably inhumane - "a licence for the infliction of severe/substantial suffering has been granted" - what on earth sort of world are we living in!
Those words made my blood run cold.
Thanks for posting this,Simone.

Eliza Middlewood (25)
Thursday May 3, 2007, 2:03 am
It's no existence for any living creature. How can the infliction of this kind of suffering be allowed?!

ANNE Lx (69)
Thursday May 3, 2007, 2:29 am
it's abominable to perform such acts...

Dan Zhang (6)
Thursday May 3, 2007, 3:52 am
Enough!!! Stop!!! We don't need this kind of bloody "experimentation"!!!

polly parrot (172)
Thursday May 3, 2007, 4:08 am
There are thousand of animal experiments carried out each year just in the UK. An imals deserve much better treatment than this.

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 3, 2007, 5:45 am
This is beyond cruel & inhumane .

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 3, 2007, 8:56 am
Looks like I have already signed this petition.

Vida R (21)
Thursday May 3, 2007, 12:05 pm
Please sign the petition everyone.

colleen o (200)
Thursday May 3, 2007, 2:51 pm

Past Member (2031)
Thursday May 3, 2007, 3:11 pm
Animal experimentation has got to be stopped. This is horrible.

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 3, 2007, 3:29 pm
When will this horror end?? How long will we allow these barbaric practices to continue?? This is unbelievably cruel and inhumane.The people who do these things are completely heartless, sadistic scum!! I don't care how they say it "helps" mankind, there is no excuse for innocent animals to suffer!! They are innocent like little children and my heart breaks for their suffering! How about experimenting on convicted child rapist and murderers?? Your results will be accurate and I bet the crime rate would drop real fast!!

Cherie Thomas (245)
Thursday May 3, 2007, 3:34 pm
Petition signed and posted forward!

Erika S (787)
Thursday May 3, 2007, 4:28 pm
This is torturing the poor animal. These people are heartless.

Alf I (246)
Thursday May 3, 2007, 4:30 pm
Tipu Aziz is an evil crone. He uses the old blackmail methods of 'this sick child or this monkey'. Don't believe it. There are no medical breakthroughs which cannot be found without experimenting on animals. In fact we would find them much quicker and safer if scientists and doctors were to work together observing humans. Its time this ended. Now is the time.

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 3, 2007, 4:40 pm
Just Horrific!

Barb K (1685)
Thursday May 3, 2007, 4:42 pm

Margaret B (164)
Thursday May 3, 2007, 5:09 pm
I also agree with everyone as you have said it all, I was under the impression that people who went and taught at Oxford had some sense, evidently not when it comes to a living creature.

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 3, 2007, 5:27 pm
signed /noted/thanks

Vicki M (121)
Thursday May 3, 2007, 5:51 pm
We must save Felix. This is insane!

MARY D (158)
Thursday May 3, 2007, 6:48 pm
This needs to stop. So much death and needless experiments! We are such barbarians.


Mara G (411)
Thursday May 3, 2007, 7:40 pm
Disgusting!!! Noted & signed.

Nelly P (85)
Thursday May 3, 2007, 7:56 pm
So sad! Signed and noted. Thanks.

Doreen F (41)
Thursday May 3, 2007, 8:35 pm
~~alf, you said it better than i ever could but exactly as i would~~thank you~~noted and petition signed~~

Electra Cy (1005)
Thursday May 3, 2007, 10:10 pm
Senseless and dispicable. It is sad that the World has come this far into what seems to be a different kind of 'dark age.' I hope with the Activists on this site,and other sites, that we can change the World as we all believe that we can! Thank you for bringing this situation to the people that will do what's right.
I will sign after my comment.
Thank you again.
Respectfully and sincerely, Electra

Jenny L (6)
Thursday May 3, 2007, 10:43 pm

heart wrenching and unforgivable.Together we will shame the authorities into freeing Felix from further torture.Please sign everyone!

Harlee Watson (125)
Thursday May 3, 2007, 11:00 pm
Deplorable! I am glad I opted out of the *health* system many moons ago

Samantha O (374)
Thursday May 3, 2007, 11:10 pm
Dear Felix.No creature on earth includuing the human refuse amongst us deserves the treatment that Felix and millions like him have to endure each year. It is barbaric.If it needs to be done use people like paedophiles and sadistic killers who have a debt to pay to society DON'T use innocent beings who cannot defend themselves nor give us accurate results that will help humans.

Dorothy T (27)
Friday May 4, 2007, 3:10 am
Won't let me sign the petition.Why don't these people stop testing on animals and do the testing on themselves.

Inge Boey (56)
Friday May 4, 2007, 4:41 am
Noted, signed the petition a while back, thank you

Elena P (549)
Friday May 4, 2007, 5:24 am
Noted and signed. So, so, so, so cruel!

Michael Cline (23)
Friday May 4, 2007, 5:44 am
signed and sent on

i think they should expairment on the drs. instead

Past Member (0)
Friday May 4, 2007, 6:12 am
Sick Sick Sick. What is wrong with humans now?

Pam F (221)
Friday May 4, 2007, 7:07 am
Please sign,everyone,no being deserves to have this atrocity inflicted on them!

Tulay Alper (1)
Friday May 4, 2007, 11:25 am

Past Member (0)
Friday May 4, 2007, 12:13 pm
I can't stand it. I'm going to have a heart attack, I swear to god. Why in this day and age are people still doing things like this? I'm just not able to wrap my head around someone going to work everyday and torturing animals. People willing to do jobs like this must be mentally disturbed. They need to be having their brains examined. UNACCEPTABLE!!

Marci Marcel S (326)
Friday May 4, 2007, 1:15 pm

Lucky Children A (104)
Friday May 4, 2007, 2:51 pm
It is a shame to get animals of experiences unsefull. The real progres were to explore others ways. But often it is only for money that animals are kidnapped and they are treated with sadism.

Roseann d (178)
Friday May 4, 2007, 3:39 pm
The real test is "How humane are humans?" They'll pass the test if they release Felix, and fail if they do not.

Lucky Children A (104)
Friday May 4, 2007, 3:56 pm
No words are strong enought to describe my repulsion.
These wo act so crualy, do they have a conscience ?
How are they with their own families ?
Do they have pets ?
Do they have sentiments ?

Pat kloeppel (87)
Friday May 4, 2007, 4:38 pm
so inhumane, and uncalled for,

Susan M (46)
Friday May 4, 2007, 5:21 pm
Some one please send me the petition link...I have to go throw up.

Laura H (950)
Friday May 4, 2007, 6:42 pm
I signed the petition; inhumane, cruel, evil...what more can I say?! Felix has had a life of nothing but pure HELL. This HAS TO STOP!!!!!!!

Jennie B (14)
Friday May 4, 2007, 9:02 pm
Why do some humans assume that animals' lives do not count - that they do not recognize that just like humans, animals only live a certain length of time and when that time is up, it is over, and just like humans, animals do not want to be in pain their entire lives, suffering at the hands of humans who lack empathy, compassion and sensitivity. Painful to be reminded again that some humans never learn. Noted.

Pam F (221)
Saturday May 5, 2007, 5:16 am
Susan - "visit site" takes you to the petition.

Trudi R (242)
Saturday May 5, 2007, 8:43 am
Why,in God's name always on the animals these vivisections? They cannot speak,so let us speak for them .

Shirley H (49)
Saturday May 5, 2007, 1:47 pm
To quote Martin Luther King, I write "Our Lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
Shirley Hudleson

Lauren Stone (586)
Saturday May 5, 2007, 2:40 pm
Shameful statement on the state of humans, how cruel we are to animals and to each other.

Patricia L (0)
Saturday May 5, 2007, 4:24 pm
Vivisection is cruel and inhumane. It makes us less than these animals we torture.

Scarlett P (126)
Saturday May 5, 2007, 5:47 pm
Noted and Signed!

What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of the spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts soon happens to the man. ~Chief Seattle~

Jason B (142)
Saturday May 5, 2007, 6:17 pm
Signed & sent on.

Christine K (47)
Saturday May 5, 2007, 9:47 pm
signed and noted! Thank you!

Simone D (1462)
Saturday May 5, 2007, 11:56 pm
Thank you all so much for signing. This needs to be stopped, this is so barbaric, sadistic and evil.

Katie H (15)
Sunday May 6, 2007, 4:34 am
It is heartbreaking that animals such as Felix are subjected to such unimaginable pain that cannot be put into words. They suffer because those who experiment on them have their eyes closed. They are blind to the pain they cause. I pray every day for an end to such cruelty. I also pray that those who cause the suffering will understand what they do is wrong, and stop. There are those who have spoken out against such cruelty, some of them ex-vivisectionists, and along with the fact that there are so many people who care gives me hope that one day experimentation will truly be a thing of the past.

Ann Stickel (12)
Sunday May 6, 2007, 10:57 pm
To what profit is this experpintation. To see just how cruel and horrorable humans have stooped to. No experiment can be worth causing any type of pain to another living creature. Felix cannot give informed concesnt. Please, Please, Please stop all this madness.

Rebecca S (160)
Wednesday May 9, 2007, 4:17 am
The best way to combat this abuse and pseudo-science is to contact your federal Senators and Representatives. Make animal research an important part of the election and an issue that needs dealt with by the politicians. Unless and until the FDA and USDA remove laws REQUIRING animal research, it cannot and will not end.

It would be best if you would both WRITE a REAL letter (copy to yourself, of course!) backed up with facts AND also CALLED and voiced your thoughts...again, backed with facts. There are tons of websites that can provide the names and mailing addresses for all for each state. It would be good to add in the head of the FDA for a copy of your letter as well. Bring the matter to the forefront of the candidates that are presently campaigning for offices in 2008. MAKE THEM answer you on their ideas and what they might do to help.

If we don't make it political, nothing will EVER be done to change it. The money is too big and too many "scientists" rely on this junk science for their living. PLEASE WRITE THOSE LETTERS!! Include a letter to all your local newspapers, too.

Here are some websites that you can cite for facts about animal research:

These last two sites offer very viable alternatives that produce much more reliable AND relevant information. Educate your people in office concerning these things. I guarantee most of them do NOT know much about the issue other than thinking "we need animals tests to make sure things are safe or to find cures". They DON'T know the truth!!

And those of you in other countries...UK, Australia and everywhere else, you MUST write to your own government officials as well! Education is the ONLY way we're going to stop this madness!

Roxann C (398)
Wednesday May 16, 2007, 11:28 am
Shame on you Oxford, Poor Felix going through pain for nothing. Oxford- everyone involved has God's creatures blood on their hands. Stop this at once and save your soul now because Felix's blood won't wash off of your hands when you knock on Heavens door. Test on your own breed! Death Row inmates,

Theresa Chartrand (69)
Friday May 18, 2007, 5:02 pm
This is totally insane,I wonder how they would feel if it was done to them.Death Row Inmates,I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks this way.

Katie H (15)
Saturday May 19, 2007, 4:08 am
It is true that Felix is suffering for nothing, its scientifically unreliable to say the least. I have to disagree with the idea of testing on death row inmates however, because despite the fact that they have done wrong, I don't think any of us has the right to use another human for our own benefit based on whether or not they have committed a crime. No matter what, it is never right to inflict any sort of pain on others.

Susan M (46)
Saturday May 19, 2007, 8:05 pm
This is absolutely the worst example of unnecessary torture, ever! Go to the "Physicians for Social Responsiblity" web site and look! There are humane options!

Avril S (43)
Monday May 28, 2007, 1:56 pm
let felix and all lab animals go,
the people who do these experiments are not fit to be called humans.
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