VERY URGENT Deadline is the 2nd May
2 ACTIONS to take
URGENT: OPPOSE THE MARSHALL UK BEAGLE FACTORY
New York-based Marshall Farms
*Thanks to @Karen :for the infos about Marshall BioResources :
They provide purpose bred research animals and related services for biomedical research. Within our federally regulated and inspected facilities in Upstate New York we maintain breeding colonies of beagles, mongrel/hound dogs, ferrets, and Gottingen Minipigs
***Marshall Beagles are also raised at locations in Italy and China. !!!!!!!
*The company purchased UK vivisection breeder B&K Universal near hull a few years ago.
It has now lodged a planning application to construct four units breeding facilities and labs to breed beagle dogs for animal testing vivisection.
If permission is granted, many thousands of beagles will be imprisoned in kennels onsite to be sent on to laboratories.
Marshall Company purchased UK vivisection breeder B&K Universal
from the Bantin family a number of years back.
The site was cleared of all animals and breeding stock and has remained empty for over a year - until now.
Marshall Farms have lodged a planning application under *** B&K Universal's
name with East Riding of Yorkshire Council to demolish all buildings on site
and construct four units for use in breeding beagle dogs for vivisection.
If permission is granted, many thousands of beagles will be imprisoned in the
kennels onsite to be sent on to labs.
***The main clients of Marshall / B&K Universal in the UK are set to be **toxicology research centres, where these sentient animals will be poisoned on a daily basis and suffer a painful,
We cannot afford to allow Marshall Farms to expand their sick business and
reach out into the UK!
ACTION N 1 :
*** Please contact East Riding of Yorkshire Council and ask for this disgusting development to be refused!
*** Sample Letter at the end of this article
The deadline is the 2nd May and please quote Planning Application Number 11/01324/STPLF.
EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE COUNCIL
Tel: 01482 393792
Fax: 01482 393779
Matthew P. Grove
Tel: 01964 529222 / 01964 29080
Mob: 07876 505045
Fax: 01964 29089
Peter A. Turner
Tel: 01964 622978
Mobile: 07790 571313
Tel: 01964 613035
Mobile: 07815 881708
Fax: 01482 89107
ACTION N2 :
***Alerts also with :
For six months, a PETA undercover investigator worked in a lab where beagles were force-fed Oxycontin, a drug that had been on the market for decades.
Beagles are widely used in such research in which the animals are poisoned with chemicals and drugs in various doses and the adverse effects are then observed. Effects can include the classic signs of poisoning - vomiting, internal bleeding and organ damage, seizures, paralysis - even death.
Previous investigations carried out by the BUAV have shown that dogs can have substances dripped into their eyes, be fed agrochemicals or force fed chemicals and drugs in capsules or via plastic tubes forced directly into their stomach.
Subcutaneous and skin toxicity tests also take place as well as infusion studies where the dogs can be strapped into a harness for hours at a time while substances are pumped directly into their bloodstream.
There is a huge range of non-animal research techniques that, as well as being a humane approach to science can also be cheaper, quicker and more effective.
****Dogs' status as "man's best friend" offers them no protection from being locked in lonely cages and forced to endure excruciating experiments. More than 75,000 dogs, including thousands of homeless animals from animal shelters, are tormented in U.S. laboratories every year.
Dogs are a favored species in toxicology studies. In these studies, large doses of a test substance (a pharmaceutical, industrial chemical, pesticide, or household product) are pumped into animals' bodies, slowly poisoning them.
Dogs are also abused in human disease studies, including studies of heart and hormonal disorders. At Ohio State University, vivisector George Billman forced surgically manipulated dogs to run on a treadmill until they collapsed from a heart attack. The dogs were killed, and the damage to their heart tissue was studied.
In a violent experiment at the University of Pennsylvania, puppies were bred to have a degenerative eye disease that culminates in blindness. During the study, 3-week-old beagles had their eyes cut out and were killed.
You can help. Take a stand against animal testing. Sign PETA's pledge to be cruelty-free and only support companies and charities that do not fund or conduct cruel experiments on animals.
About B & K :
""The B&K name is synonymous with quality in the field of animal breeding for medical research. Under The Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, B&K Universal are certified as a designated breeding and supplying establishment and as such ensure that through a ‘Culture of care’ we exceed the welfare guidelines set down by the Home Office."" !!!!!!!!
The very highest levels of quality and meticulous attention-to-detail are the hallmarks of our service to the scientific community. Standard Operating Procedures are in place for all aspects of our business
!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT A SHAME !!!!!!!!
PLS TAKE ACTION !!
*** SAMPLE LETTER :
Sample letter but you can send it with your own words .
***Subj/ Planning Application Number 11/01324/STPLF
( To whom is concerned )
New York based company Marshall Farms purchased UK vivisection breeder B&K Universal near hull a few years ago. It has now lodged a planning application to construct four units breeding facilities and labs to breed beagle dogs for animal testing vivisection. If permission is granted, many thousands of beagles will be imprisoned in kennels onsite to be sent on to laboratories.
Vivisection is immoral. Non-human animals are not research tools. They are individuals capable of experiencing not only crude emotions like fear, but far more subtle and complex emotions such as love, grief, pride, shame, joy, and loneliness. These sentient animals are mainly used in toxicology research, where they will have pipes forced into their stomachs and poisoned, or be strapped down and forced to inhale noxious gasses. Others will be sent to universities where electrodes are implanted into their skulls and they are forced to conduct repetitive tasks.
I was sickened to hear about a planning application to construct four units breeding facilities and labs to breed beagle dogs for animal testing vivisection , in that way many thousands of beagles will be imprisoned in kennels onsite to be sent on to laboratories. Please refuse this planning application. The Planning Application Number is 11/01324/STPLF.
Thank you for your time and attention .
* Your Name , Country ____
UPDATED ( MAY 3 ) ***please keep up the pressure on East Riding of Yorkshire Council !!
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