A Dog's Life with Anna Webb joined by John Curtin at Camp Beagle
Friday April 22 was National Beagle Day. Anna marked the day by chatting to John Curtin, one of the leaders of Camp Beagle, who have been camped outside Marshall Bio Resources since last July, protesting their ongoing supply of Beagles for 'aboratory testing'.
Despite being redundant and unnecessary research, the treatment of the beagles is also cruel, owing to their docile nature.
Campaigning for justice for the Beagle and for true animal welfare that is 'allowed' in the name of science in an institutionalised way- a bit like 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest".
Barbaric behaviour becomes normal for science, but what is shocking is that the regulation around vivisection is a product of the 20th century. Why do these experiments happen, do we need it? The problem is it is sanctioned to support the pharmaceuticals.
In fact the regulations on vivisection haven't been changed since 1906 - we know that these experiments are morally wrong and unnecessary.
Toxicology is a long, slow and very painful death, suffering slowly in a lonely kennel in a laboratory.
Really any experiment on a dog or any other animal is really unreliable when tested on any animal will compare to its effect on a human.
Yet experiments are still happening and all behind closed doors. As a self regulatory sector, it's perpetuated by pharmaceuticals
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