On Sunday April 19th Animal Justice Project launched a second campaign, ‘Deadly Doses: A Legal Low’, with an exclusive report in The Sunday Times and an event in Central London.
In shocking revelations, we exposed a chilling pattern of animal experiments involving recreational drugs such as cocaine, ecstasy, nicotine, alcohol and ‘designer drugs’, to name a few. They are taking place inside universities in Cambridge, Surrey, Sussex, London, Belfast, Cardiff, Bristol, Nottingham and many other places around the UK!
Since 2010, at least 4,600 animals have been used for this type of research – using substances that include cocaine, amphetamine, ecstasy, nicotine, alcohol, designer drugs, ketamine, cannabis, diazepam and heroin.
The majority of these experiments are carried out on guinea pigs, mice and rats, and they are killed in their thousands. Recreational drug research on animals is abhorrent, completely futile and we demand an end to it NOW!
To highlight this expose, and to mark World Week for Animals in Laboratories, Animal Justice Project volunteers once again took to the streets in Central London, dressed in white boiler suits, standing silently – some holding placards and others with laptops showing our own ‘Deadly Doses: A Legal Low’ video.
The busy and bustling Sunday evening Covent Garden crowd, used to seeing street performances of a different kind, were intrigued to investigate further. Some paused to look at the placard images, and others stopped to view the video. Many turned away, unable to watch.
A lot though took leaflets, and some took the time to interact with us, asking questions and opening up discussion, shocked by what they had seen and heard.
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