NottmAR | 26.04.2009 16:13 | Animal Liberation
Although much of what goes on is clouded in secrecy, and it may be many years since animals as large as horses were said to have been carried by freight lift to the top floor, Animal Aid's 2006 Mad Science Award reported a University of Nottingham study where rats' screams of pain were recorded:
"In a collaborative behaviour study with the University of Ireland, male rats were injected with formalin - a toxic chemical that causes considerable and lasting pain. They were then put inside a perspex chamber that administered repeated electric shocks to their feet. A microphone was placed above the chamber to record the rats' cries of
pain, communicated in ultrasound."
Further demos are planned...
On Wednesday 22nd Nottm AR joined the Leicestershire Vigil outside the gates of Hillcrest Ltd (formerly Harlan UK) - animal breeders for the vivisection industry at Dodgeford Lane, Belton, Leicestershire.
On Saturday 25th the Nottingham group joined 1000 others in London for the National Rally for Animals in Laboratories ( http://www.notts.indymedia.org.uk/2009/04/427048.html).
Catering was provided as ever, by Nottingham's Veggies Catering Campaign, who were delighted to share the streets with two other newly formed vegan catering campaign, Green Garden Cafe from Coventry and Fair Foods from Devon.
Pictures from the rally can be found at http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/04/428538.html (and the other linked postings).
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Nottm AR: http://www.veggies.org.uk/nar/
Next meeting: http://www.veggies.org.uk/event.php?ref=1430
Fair Foods: http://fairfoods.org.uk/
Green Garden Cafe: http://www.greengardencafe.co.uk/
World Day for Animals Rally: http://www.wdail.org/