At least 64 rabbits were killed in heart experiments at Leicester University last year. While at Durham University, 294 rabbits were used in various experiments, and a recorded number of 59 at Sheffield University.
LUKE WHELAN: ‘A group of students dressed as bunnies have been protesting at universities they accuse of not sharing information about their cruel animal testing – Nottingham is one of them. The unusual ‘missing’ protest at Nottingham three weeks ago was led by a nationwide animal rights group with over 50,000 followers on Facebook: Animal Justice Project.
The group said they were protesting the kidnapping and allegedly cruel treatment of campus bunnies as part of medical research, which they claim the University are being increasingly secretive about. The Animal Justice Project claims that Nottingham is just one of 41 universities out of 70 that are known to use animal experimentation, and rejecting the groups’ Freedom of Information requests for their 2019 report.
Recent research by the group shows that within 2018, at least 64 rabbits were killed in heart experiments funded by the British Heart Foundation at Leicester University last year. While at Durham University, 294 rabbits were used in various experiments, and a recorded number of 59 incidents at Sheffield University… The campaign also argued that the use of rabbits was unnecessary, given advances in medical research methods that the group claims allow researchers to bypass the animal testing stage’. SOURCE…