This Is Why Nearly 50,000 People Have Just Written a Letter to Theresa May

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Today, we delivered an open letter, signed by almost 50,000 compassionate people, to the Home Office asking Home Secretary Theresa May not to grant a licence to a breeding centre that could send over a thousand dogs a year to laboratories for terrifying experiments.

When the American-owned company B&K Universal originally applied for planning permission to build the breeding facility in Grimston, near Hull, it was roundly rejected by the local council. But in terrible news for dogs, that decision was overturned by central government officials. Now, the Home Secretary is the only person who can stop this, by withholding a licence to breed animals.

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If this breeding centre is built, mother dogs would be permanently confined to a sterile, windowless prison and forced to churn out litter after litter of puppies every year. When needed, these puppies would be shipped off to another unnatural environment – a laboratory. There, they could endure painful procedures such as being forced to inhale high concentrations of pesticides, being given heart attacks and being exposed to toxic chemicals, after which they would be killed and dissected.

Animals are not ours to experiment onJo-Anne McArthur | We Animals

In fact, because the proposed facility doesn’t even include any outside runs for the dogs – contrary to EU recommendations – Cruelty Free International took the Home Office to court, questioning why this facility was granted an exemption from the requirement to provide outdoor runs.

Disgracefully, the Home Office stated that the beagles – members of an active, playful and inquisitive breed – do not need to be provided with outdoor runs, and the London High Court has just declared that this exemption was made on lawful grounds, even though the law requires outdoor runs whenever possible.

All dogs should have the chance to see, smell and experience the outside world. The justification for denying them this basic right is deeply flawed, and we’ve written a detailed letter to the Home Office to that effect. Dogs who are denied access to the outdoors frequently suffer from problems such as canine compulsive disorder, which includes behaviour such as spinning, self-mutilation and repetitive grooming. Beagles should be allowed to express their personalities and behave like dogs – not treated like walking test tubes by experimenters.

In addition, if this appalling breeding centre is allowed to go ahead, it could pave the way for more facilities like this to be granted licences in the UK – and we simply can’t allow that.

Thank you to everyone who has spoken out against this cruelty. We’ll keep you posted on what’s happening next in the campaign and how you can help.


  • Susannah Gelbart commented on June 10, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    No more beagle factories. Stop testing on them.

    • Anna Smidhammar commented on June 16, 2016 at 11:11 am

      The beagle factories must stop. I’m ashamed to be a human being who can invent such an inhuman and horrible thing.

      • Jose Figueroa Jr commented on June 18, 2016 at 4:01 pm

        This is very cruel an inhumane, do these experiments on sick people not loving dogs that cant talk. Reject this plan. this is torture for mans best friend.

      • Molerus commented on June 19, 2016 at 9:21 pm

        Animals are the victims of sick minds in a sick society. They suffer because of our fear, ignorance and lack of imagination. Scientists should invent new ways to make their research and leave animals alone. How can they torture and kill animals every day treating them as objects for their service and pet their dog at home? Shame on them…They have blood on their hands and one day they will be considered as criminals.

    • Bleddyn Jones commented on June 18, 2016 at 10:40 am

      This is just vile. I hesitate to use the word evil, but I can’t think of a better word. As a dog lover and a person who has owned 2 beagles in my life (both bitches incidentally), it’s nauseating to think that such a lovable, harmless animal can be subjugated to such horrific cruelty. To think some sick mind even conjured up this idea is scary, to know that it’s been more or less green lit by this government is astonishing! Do the right, human and humane thing Mrs. May, make sure this does not happen and isn’t even considered again!

    • ruth commented on June 18, 2016 at 11:05 am

      the beagles factory must be stopped….shame on us otherwise

    • ANNE ANDERSON commented on June 18, 2016 at 11:36 am

      Evil Monsters torture animals. The laws on Animal Cruelty should be stronger.

    • Peter Jones commented on June 18, 2016 at 11:43 am

      If an alien species landed on Earth of much greater intelligence than us (they would have to be to get here in the first place) would it be acceptable for them to experiment on us humans. If you say no then you cannot defend us “experimenting” (torturing) animals.

    • Adair Leonard commented on June 18, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      Beagles are adorable. PLEASE stop the torture, fear, and suffering of them. Stop experimenting on them. Where is your compassion? They were created to be companions for kind people, not objects to be put through horrific testing procedures. Ir breaks my heart.

    • v windust commented on June 18, 2016 at 11:31 pm

      Now why aren’t we having a REFERENDUMV about THIS ?

    • Debra Lessard commented on June 19, 2016 at 1:44 am

      Beagles are the best pets. They are loyal and a fun breed. Use a 3D printer for your experiments. You can gage what damage you will do without killing one of these voiceless dogs. Humans have lost their moral compass. Thanks GW you really screwed the pooch with your reign as king. Enough animal testing. After all these years you should have come up with a way not to kill these animals. They are alive. They endure your torture your foul behavior. Their reward is death and vivisection. I hate what all of you do. Your Frankenstein labs who will ever survive. You are not scientist. You are murders for profit. Capitalism sucks. Humans believe they have the right to kill primates of all kinds. You money grabbing corporations are responsible for most the Misery on Earth. I bet you don’t even care. Why should you. You got your and FU to everyone else. Capitalism is destroying our ecosystems and all of our precious animals that you mount as Trophy. You who do this are sick. Hunting is not necessary unless you are starving. These big Gun Clubs going to Africa to kill and take home the heads of lions or any other animals that get in your way. I really thought a bull Elephant got revenge when the hunter shot the bull charged and stomped him to death. I like the poetic justice. Hunters for Trophy have too much freaking Money. Also they have no soul. Anyone who can shoot a beautiful animal needs their heads examined. All you Hemingway want to be. Or is it John Huston? Either way you are wrong to take another ones life for your pleasure. You are no better then the warlords who are in Africa. To me you are scum and murders. Hope next time you go hunting you will remember the Bull Elephant that stomped the hunter who was trying to kill him.

    • HEBE MARTORELLA commented on June 19, 2016 at 3:20 am

      completely in accordance with your comments-
      1.- animals are not to be used
      2.- animals must be protected
      3.-animals must not be tortured in any way
      4.- It is time to STOP with barbaric experiments
      5.- animals are our brethren
      6.- animals, beagles, all of them are PURE LOVE

    • Diana Allchorne commented on June 19, 2016 at 8:49 pm

      How cruel and unfeeling this government is to licence the torture of animals. Where is the compassion? They are total hypocrites.

    • Alan commented on July 11, 2016 at 5:44 pm

      Arguing the welfare before experiments will not help animals. Anyone wanting to seriously stop animal experiments now should support the calling of EDM 373 public debate that will see an end to all animal experiments ONCE AND FOR ALL? The old ‘better welfare’ argument has been shouted out for 200 years, and is not helping animals in labs at all. Animal experiments don’t work and predict for humans, simple, and should be abandoned now on that fact. You know the time is right, so does modern science and patients and of course the animals. No more wasting time ah

    • Linda Wilson commented on July 30, 2016 at 11:19 am

      It’s just about money and jobs that’s all it is. The vivisection industry has grown into a Behemoth employing thousands of people from breeding to experimentation.
      So with that in mind plus the huge sums of money made from it there is so little will by the government to do anything about it even though they promised they would.
      They don’t seem to care too much if it’s hampering real developments for humans.
      The whole thing enrages me so much money as always trumps all else.

    • Janice commented on August 12, 2016 at 4:14 pm

      This is an abhorrent act of cruelty to these innocent creatures and I would like to do the same to these humans who think this is totally acceptable!! I hope you are listening out there!

    • Myra Wilkins commented on October 14, 2016 at 10:29 pm

      There is no place or need for experimentation on animals in the age we are in. Advanced technology and the use of simulators, the human form can be reconstructed and used for any testing of medicines or surgical procedures.It is inhumane and cruel to use animals in laboratories for ANY FORM OF RESEARCH

      • mrs susan lester commented on November 20, 2016 at 9:31 pm

        stop this cruelty to all these lovely animals’ they need it doing to them they are so cruel and deserve it to happen to them.they will get there commupa

  • Denise Brown commented on June 10, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Time this animal torture was stopped once and for all. It is totally unnecessary.

    • John Lloyd commented on June 18, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      it is now time that all of these experiments should be stopped.

  • Kirsty commented on June 10, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    This is inhuman and down right crule. There should be no need to fight against this as it should not be happening.

  • Andrea scurlock commented on June 10, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Animals deserve respect and not exploitation or abuse!

  • Daphne Martin commented on June 10, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    This is soooo cruel please please stop it now !!!!

  • Lisa commented on June 10, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    We are their VOICE

  • Christina commented on June 10, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    We do not want or need another laboratory, where these
    Poor dogs are tortured

  • Mary Stephenson commented on June 10, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    My view of this facility – barbarians raising sentient beings, in conditions and circumstances beyond belief, for grotesque experimention.

  • elaine durell commented on June 10, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    this is not needed… I cannot imagine what kind of people can experiment on animals they must be monsters..

  • Helen Taylor commented on June 10, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    No! I am proud to be British, and one of the main reasons I’m proud to be British is because we have excellent animal welfare laws! Experimenting on animals is not the way forward, not only is it cruel and inhumane it is totally immoral! I therefore am shocked beyond belief that even after this application being rejected by Grimston nr Hull local council it has been given the go ahead by central government officials! As a British citizen I do not want this breeding programme licensed and I want the programme rejected! So I say NO to this disgusting ill treatment of dogs in Britain.

    • Myra Wilkins commented on October 14, 2016 at 10:55 pm

      I totally oppose ANY experimentation on animals. It is outdated, unnecessary and extremely cruel.Technology is now so advanced, we can use simulators for any research in medicine or any human condition. Let’s stop animal suffering now.

  • Florence Lange commented on June 10, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    It is incomprehensible to me how anyone would want to breed dogs for horrific experimentation. They are sentient and loyal companions and should have a life in a loving home.

    Please abandon this plan. Thank you.

  • Florence Lange commented on June 10, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Please do not let this heinous event occur.

  • Jean Gilliard commented on June 10, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    PLEASE NOT licencs Beagle factory. PLEASE show HUMANITY.

  • Marion Robinson commented on June 10, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Animal testing should be stopped now – those poor animals go through so much suffering and pain. It has been proven that testing on animals will not help humans as the genes etc are different so do something good and stop experimenting on all animals.

  • jayne gooderson commented on June 10, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    out of order in this day and age…..

  • Marion Macdonald commented on June 10, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    PLEASE don’t allow this to happen. No animals deserves this!!!

  • Erica Stofberg commented on June 10, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Ban experiments on all animals.

  • Liz Irvine commented on June 10, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Time to stop trearing animals like test tubes

  • Josephine webb commented on June 10, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    We cannot distinguish between each soul

  • carol Appleby commented on June 10, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    End this now

  • moira banks commented on June 10, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    This is immoral. Do no harm, do no wrong. Where is the consent given by these animals that allow humans to test on them. Animals have different physiology and different ways of dealing with diseases. Medication or goods for human use should only be tested on humans, To bring life into this world to then subject it to abuse is barbaric.

  • Jane Wojcik commented on June 10, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    no animal should be bred for experimentation. They should not be used for cosmetic testing. They should not be used to provide organs for donation. When we become ill, we should learn to accept our lot, live the rest of our lives in the best way possible , use whatever remedies are available and be prepared to die when it is our time. We share this planet with thousands of animals, plants etc., and we are not more important than any one of them. We need to accept our place in the chain of life and respect all the other links.

  • Georgina Towning commented on June 10, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Stupid Idea. Time to move on it’s 2016. Surely there can be no benefits to this cruel practice.

  • CAROLE FARMER commented on June 10, 2016 at 8:22 pm


  • Anne Martin commented on June 10, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    Signed & shared

  • Janet Burns commented on June 10, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    please, please, stop these barbaric and outdated experiments, animals are for being in a loving home NOT FOR EXPERIMENTATION. It also has been proven time and time again that human trials are the only way forward and have a more reliable outcome. It is just the GREEDY money people that do not oppose.

  • Oliver Adcock commented on June 10, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    I’m ashamed that my government is considering this. Absolutely ashamed. What horrific cruelty such a facility promises, where’s your compassion?

  • Michelle Moores commented on June 10, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Why the hell is Great Britain allowing and indeed encouraging such atrocities in the 21 Century?? Why do we have to lower ourselves to the level of China (Yulin Dog Meat Eating so called Festival), Korea, thousands of dogs tortured and eaten every week and Thailand who kid/dognap thousands of dogs and ship them in horrendous conditions to China for Yulin.
    Maybe it is time that Great Britain dropped the “Great” and just became Britain because there is nothing Great about this country any more.
    We follow bad examples just like sheep but we never follow good examples, do we?

  • Teresa commented on June 10, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Please don’t put these poor animals behind bars for testing it’s cruel and has no benefit to anyone it’s not fair that any animal should live like this .I no I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night if my dogs didn’t have access to fields and the feed that every animal needs.

  • Teresa commented on June 10, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Please don’t do this I have dog’s and they should be part of a family look at all the good dogs do from hospital visits to helping children with autism and all the other good work its not right what you are doing. My heart is clear because I no my dogs are happy but if this goes ahead I hope you can sleep at night.

  • Iona chamberlain commented on June 10, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Where is your heart? This is unnecessary cruelty.

  • Judy Lloyd commented on June 10, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    Please stop with this torture!

  • isabel boyle commented on June 11, 2016 at 12:01 am

    this is unacceptable in todays techno savvy world..please stop this horror

  • Diana Soter commented on June 11, 2016 at 12:08 am

    Please, STOP!!!!!!!

  • Sarah commented on June 11, 2016 at 12:10 am

    Stop this right now

  • karen brown commented on June 11, 2016 at 12:20 am

    Utter cruelty, beyond words

  • Martin Aston commented on June 11, 2016 at 2:08 am

    This is a disgrace ,there is no excuse in this day and age for animal testing, stop this shit now, you bastards.

  • Rona commented on June 11, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Why are we still allowing such barbaric cruelty??
    It needs to stop NOW !!
    Again a right decision overturned!! Do the right thing and go back to original decision and do NOT ACCEPT this awful facility to treat such lovely feeling animals this way.. In the name of any research!!!

  • kay richards commented on June 11, 2016 at 10:10 am

    No animal should be commercially bred it is totally inhumane and these people should receive a hefty fine and prison sentence

  • Jo commented on June 11, 2016 at 10:31 am

    There is no need for beagle testing with how advanced science has come.

  • Diana Walford commented on June 11, 2016 at 11:05 am

    I can not believe something so barbaric is allowed to be built. This is disgusting and makes me feel sick to my stomach. Animals have rights too! A right to life and to be treated well. This is against everything I believe in. It must not be allowed to happen!

  • Sofi Nordstrom commented on June 11, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    A breeding facility will be a prison of lifelong terror, sadness and abuse. All breeding should be illegal. Such a stupid and horrific idea should never ever even come up.

  • kamini commented on June 11, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Plz stop experiments on animals. They are not made for that.they have lives too.they can’t speak but their tears are enough to explain their pain.plz stop this.they are also like a small kid that can’t speak and are close to God’s heart. Love them and not use them

  • elvira celani commented on June 11, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    It’s cruelty

    • Alwynne commented on June 14, 2016 at 9:06 am

      How mega sick can humans be in 2016 !!!! Not 1750

  • Sandra Young commented on June 11, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    I can’t believe that the government are being so disgustingly cruel. They don’t care about anyone or anything only money and power.

  • Lisa Acuna commented on June 11, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    We are people not monsters so please let the good stop the cruelty that monsters do too innocent animals please

  • mary lynch commented on June 11, 2016 at 8:16 pm


  • mary lynch commented on June 11, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Please stop this

  • Peter Mann commented on June 11, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Instead of beagles why not get a few corgis, we might see some proper protection for these poor abused creatures.
    I don’t really mean it, but you know what I mean

  • Carol smith commented on June 11, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    I cant belive in this day an age the UK Goverment could even think this ok. Absolutely disgusting

  • Bubla Basu commented on June 12, 2016 at 1:45 am

    Far away in India, a country where animal rights need urgent attention, I am horrified to learn of such things in UK where more affection and care for animals has always been so much more. This surely does not have to be an irreversible situation. There is enough grief and cruelty in the world as it is.

  • Carol Richman, RN commented on June 12, 2016 at 7:09 am

    Don’t breed dogs for testing! Stop all animal testing! Not needed nor necessary in 2016! Going on too long! Stop now!

  • Birgit Kolar commented on June 12, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Don`t licence Beagel-Breeding factory PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you!!!!

  • janet commented on June 12, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    these places should all be shut down

    • janet commented on June 12, 2016 at 5:46 pm

      this one should not be opened in the first place and all others shut down

  • Fiona Frank commented on June 12, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    This is really disgraceful and unnecessary. Barbaric. Cruel.

  • Linda Thurlow commented on June 13, 2016 at 10:37 am

    It beggars belief that in a Liberal Democracy, (UK), in the 21st century, that this type of license is granted. Who are these people? Do they know anything about sentient beings. Do these experiments even serve a purpose; other than putting these evolved creatures through years of misery. Why do we pretend that we are animal lovers when such atrocity can be committed?

  • Jon Wright commented on June 13, 2016 at 10:39 am

    I would quite literally rather die than know that it took the suffering of thousands of dogs to save my life. Worse – the UNNECESSARY suffering of thousands of dogs. If this is not stopped, the last ounce of respect that I had for the Home Secretary will be drained away. This is an act right up there with the Yulin dog eating festival. It all should have stopped long ago. Ms. May, for the sake of your own humanity, do the right thing and shut this down.

  • Angela Crane commented on June 13, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Do you have any of the beagle masks left? I would like to post to my facebook page, with my 2 beagles. Thanks Angela

  • Iris Leask commented on June 13, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Isn’t it time there was a political party set up which has a manifesto which protects and furthers the interests of all forms of life (EXCEPT HUMAN), and our amazing planet Earth (to stop humans from destroying it), ON THE TOP OF THE AGENDA. And everything to do with the human race goes straight to THE BOTTOM (in fact just leave the humans bit off the manifesto altogether, we don’t deserve any consideration at all). You might be surprised at how many people would vote for you. What use is the human race? We are clearly a mistake, we shouldn’t exist at all. Does power HAVE to be used in a violent, selfish, stupid, uncaring, mindless, totally destructive way? Won’t/can’t stop until we have destroyed everything around us? What does this make us? What is going on? Will this wanton destruction and disregard for every other creature on earth never end until there is nothing left? We will be sorry then. If those b******s in the horror laboratories want to torture and murder why don’t they do it to one another? They will enjoy it just as much. Leave the animals alone, they are innocent.

    • Sue Hughes commented on June 18, 2016 at 6:27 pm

      You are so right and the appalling fact is that all the major diseases are escalating. So much for their disgusting, cruel, outdated research. The so-called scientists think they are god and have the right to do what they will with any non-human animal. They can get away with torture for which they would be criminalised were it not carried out in a lab. I wish the larger public really cared and we had a mass revolt against vivisection.

  • Chris Manley commented on June 13, 2016 at 11:18 am

    With modern scientific advances it should not be necessary to use animals in this way. It is cruel and immoral and must be stopped!

  • Margaret gray commented on June 13, 2016 at 11:28 am

    It’s inhumane disgusting and not necessary stop this very cruel practice now let us try to be civilised to these innocents please

  • Daisy Thompson commented on June 13, 2016 at 11:36 am

    We are now able to make vivisection a thing of the past. Let’s do it.

    NO animal is ours to punish or harm. Ever

  • Ian Hoggan commented on June 13, 2016 at 11:41 am

    When oh when is the human race going to grow up and stop treating our fellow earthlings as commodities to be used and abused??? This is the 21st century, not the dark ages anymore!

  • nancy laverty commented on June 13, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Absolute disgust what is wrong with people its all about money money money i really dont know what to say it breaks my heart, these that advocate
    animal testing need to put themselves forward as human guinea pigs… it needs to be banned now

  • michelle annunziato commented on June 13, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    In this day and age you don’t need this barbaric cruel inhuman places to experiment on animals total unnecessary shut them all we don’t need them it’s a disgrace and the government should recognize this and behave in a manner that is appropriate to this

  • Wendy commented on June 13, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    We homed a puppy rescued from a research centre in Wales, poor dog was hermaphrodite, and at 3 developed type 1diabetes,we loved her but she had to be put down at 5 years of age,testing of these poor dogs is so cruel, it should be forbidden,we are supposed to be a civilised Country

  • Anthony Frost commented on June 13, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    All dogs/cats are loving social animals that have a special relationship with humans. To breed them (or any animal) for experiment/testing is cruel and abhorrent. I didn’t vote Conservative to support this evil practice – SO STOP IT – IT’S NOT NECESSARY!

  • pauline hodson commented on June 13, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    How Archaic is this !! The UK should be Leading the World with all the New Sciences, Methods and Thinking now available. NOT THIS TORTURE. SHOCKING AND EMBARRASSINGLY CRUEL ARCHAIC PRACTICES. This is 2016 and they still want to use animals in this way. Shame on Them.

  • Aidan Smith commented on June 13, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Utterly despicable.

  • Gejo commented on June 13, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    They should STOP animal testing of any kind. Now they are also thinking about growing human organs in pigs. Why? Treating animals in any bad way makes the world less humane. I receive criticism sometimes for defending animals instead of human rights, but I do not care less. Humans have the capacity to try for themselves to make things better, animals don’t. Instead animals are being killed, eaten, beaten, tortured, used, abuse, humiliated, etc It would be amazing if one day a year all animal defenders could come out to the street to protest all around the world. We should have an Animal Day!!

  • Carole Pearl commented on June 13, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    This government seems hell bent on destroying our wildlife, the poor, the homeless, the sick, the NHS and the rights of the people to have their voice heard and their beliefs and opinions acted upon. We are supposed to be a democracy. I hate all cruelty and vivisection is evil, disgusting, immoral, and has no place in our “Great” Britain in 2016. End it now. I weep tears of rage and vow not to support charities who fund this hellish “research” torture.

  • Patricia Shackleton commented on June 13, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    The EU seems to control everything we do. Why can they not control the government over the way we abuse animals? The

  • Maire Ni Bhrin commented on June 13, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Treat these dogs like they deserve to be treated. They are pets not “things”

  • PAT WENCH commented on June 13, 2016 at 11:14 pm


  • Marie commented on June 13, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    To even think about sanctioning an environment where defenceless animals are denied the basic living conditions and are forced to endure pain and violence against them (torture) only a person devoid of any ethics, compassion conscience or humanity would deem this decision morally right. You would have to have psychopathic tendencies defined as: A personality disorder characterized by diminished empathy and remorse. If you have no compassion within you, there is nothing you could not do and a person in power whom lacks any empathy or conscience is a very dangerous person. People who are cruel and whom deem it acceptable to put money before morals will always lose the respect of the nation, and they will lose themselves.

    • Gordon McShean commented on June 19, 2016 at 2:25 am

      After WWll there were judicial reviewing systems set up to indict the war’s torturers; some of these courts are still stumbling along; the process has proved to be inadequate – with some of the worst offenders being honored (and often provided with new positions where their heartlessness might be used without the possibility of challenge). Torturers on the winning side have often been ignored. “Humanity” has proved ineffectual. The charade continues… there are no “ultimate” judicial authorities – and initiatives involving crimes against other innocent living creatures show us how depraved the people administering our system have become. Could we possibly create a justice system which would indict the judges who enable this to continue?

  • Katerina Srubarova commented on June 14, 2016 at 7:47 am

    STOP IT !!!!!!!!!!

  • Jim Denham-Vaughan commented on June 14, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Do they think these animals are not sentient?
    This is a concentration camp for Beagles bred just to be experimented on. Horrible!

    Well done to Hull Council for taking a stand.

  • Meher Behrana commented on June 14, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Please stop this cruel and shameful act, which causes pain and suffering to these lovely dogs. Be humane. Dogs are Man’s Best Friend, they are not sent to this earth for experiments. It is high time we learn to respect all animals big and small. PLEASE STOP THIS CRUELTY IMMEDIATELY.

  • Selki commented on June 14, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    disgusting! can someone please tell me what sort of research this goes to ????

    ALL and ANY animal testing or murdering for greedy human needs ..makes me ashamed to be a part of this race.

  • Jan Whiteley commented on June 14, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    If the Home Secretary does not stop this atrocity then I have lost faith in all politicians and the judiciary as Cruelty Free International took this to the High Court and lost. It makes me think they were in league with each other

    Animal testing needs to be stopped worldwide and why hasn’t the British Government banned the abuse of wild animals in circuses. David Cameron supposedly agreed to this when he came to power but some Conservative MPs blocked the Bill. Shame on all of them.

  • Roneta Karmonaite commented on June 14, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Why do people do this inhumane act, do they enjoy watching others suffer, are they this twisted in mind to be so evil?

  • nastja potočnik commented on June 14, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Animal testing needs to be stopped worldwide

  • Oliwia Żurek-Boba commented on June 14, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    This is sick and goes to nothing but continuing murders tortures and in What nam? Science? Certainly not!!! Stop this horror!

  • Mary Morabitio commented on June 14, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Please stop using animals for testing…they deserve better than this!!!

  • PatriciaFiske commented on June 18, 2016 at 10:47 am

    No ANIMALS should be used for experiments. It is wicked and very cruel. It’s not necessary. Animals are not like hunans. Therefore testing is not useful in any way. These people are SADISTS. How on earth can they do this to innocent animals. Shame on you. Perhaps they can be tested on. After all they are supposed to be human’s so. results would be much better. So stop it now!!!!

  • SylvieWalter commented on June 18, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Stop using animals
    There are other ways for testing
    Everybody knows ! Shame on you !

  • Gaynor Cawood commented on June 18, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Will we never learn? animals are not here for this sort of horrible treatment. Surely in this day and age of science there are other ways of testing – Theresa May should be ashamed of herself for even considering this or giving it the time of day.

  • jason commented on June 18, 2016 at 11:04 am

    I just cant believe this is happening

  • Deborah commented on June 18, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    I as a British citizen say we all as British citizens and tax payers have to he right to say no to this breeding centre. We pay the politicians wages. So therefore they have to listen to us, and what we want and don’t want. This is just a money making thing and the people involved have no morals. We all know chemicals and pesticides are dangerous so therefore there is so need to test them to find out. We are not stupid

  • Starla commented on June 18, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Please withhold a licence to breed animals and build the breeding facility in Grimston.

  • Brenda Kobylarek commented on June 18, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    I am disgusted that these animal experimenters inflict pain and suffering on these dogs. Why do human-beings think they are the only species that feels pain and fear. It is time these experiments were confined to the dust bin.

  • sally green commented on June 18, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Why in this day and age I we still being so ignorant as still experimenting and hunting animals of all shapes and sizes.our planet will only survive with animal and people living together.all of us has a place and a job to do for it to work.stop all barbaric crueltnow.

  • Faith Hulce commented on June 18, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    This is another act of barbaric behavior. Both the American Company & the British should be ashamed to be part of it.

  • g. millrine commented on June 19, 2016 at 7:08 am

    Charles Darwin made the point that between animals and humans,there is no difference in terms of the capacity of each to feel pain, sadness, misery or pleasure. Medical research has moved on from more primitive form of testing of medical and other products. The inability to feel that pain of a sentient beings-animals- poses a question mark of the humanity of the person who inflicts that suffering. It often looks as if the most developed species on Earth- humans- are also the worst.

  • Rosemary Homeister commented on June 19, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Stop experiments on animals

  • Ethan Lee commented on June 19, 2016 at 9:42 am

    I do not understand why we have to test on animals with in this day and age. With all the Technology we have, surely we can put animal testing to stop now. Stop the pain and suffering. They have feelings just like we have.

  • Marilyn Williams commented on June 19, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    How can anyone do such horrific work, then go home and be lovingly greeted by their own pet dogs? It is not a work program for 2016. It must be that the grant money is too much to turn down. There you have it,GREED OVER COMPASSION. How can you sleep at night knowing that these sweet, loving, friendly dogs are suffering? maybe you can do this work thinking it is ok, but at the end of your life, God will ask you what you did to his creatures. You won’t like the answer.

  • Julie Cordina commented on June 19, 2016 at 4:51 pm


  • Melanie Edwards commented on June 19, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Stop now – these animals have feelings.

  • Dana kassel commented on June 20, 2016 at 4:23 am

    How any sane person would allow this is beyond imagination

  • Sandra Creek commented on June 20, 2016 at 10:15 am

    We already know ‘Stem Cell Research’ gives better results, but for ethical reasons it’s barely used, instead we treat another living, breathing mammal, as we are to cruel and heartless experiments, sanctioned by the current government, I’m ashamed to be British.

  • Lynn commented on June 20, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Just how low can we sink as human being?

  • Rose Barrowclough commented on June 20, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    A licence should not be given . Please stop this cruel act.

  • Rose Barrowclough commented on June 20, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Please stop this cruelty, don’t grant a licence.

  • Yana Marshall commented on June 20, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    Please stop this cruelty today!!!

  • Ja Cyster commented on June 21, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    The government know that the majority of people in britain do not want these places biult or tbe discusting testing on animals that is allowed by them to go on but they ignor us we have to show by majority that we will Not allow this to happen ja cit

  • Terry Powell commented on June 21, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Stop senseless cruelty to beagles. Do not grant a license to this beagle breeding farm.

  • Haleh Walton commented on June 22, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    Please stop this cruel practice today. Please don’t let “business” overcome “humanity”.

  • Dariusz commented on June 23, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Please Stop this cruelty

  • Amrita commented on June 23, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    isnt it plain obviuos that its wrong to hurt?i dont understand why human cant understand this.its basic morals and commaon sense.pllease.i shouldnt have to beg for cruelty to stop.there should be none.

  • Jane Helder commented on June 25, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Horrendous and has to be stopped.

  • Blanca L. commented on June 26, 2016 at 11:54 am

    What’s happening to the human race? Why have we allowed money to overcome humanity? Please it’s time to stop these horryfing practices. It’s time to restore our real nature, and put the well being of all the animals (included the human) ahead of any commercial interest.

    Please I BEG you to stop this barbaric actions. Their lives matter so much.

  • Gabrielle Mullan commented on June 27, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Please stop experimenting on animals. We surely know enough about chemical experiments to be able to project outcomes using calculations and precedents already set, which only need to be augmented or downsized. We don’t need to use animals for anything further. There are also enough people willing to volunteer to use themselves as guinea pigs to be able to leave animals alone. You can help the world become a more compassionate place by refusing to allow places like this to spring up and proliferate. After all, if there were no more animals on which to experiment, we would just have to be creative and brilliantly inventive.

    Yours faithfully,

    Gabrielle Mullan

  • Anthony commented on June 30, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Thsi is such a sick and disgusting practice and is one of the reasons I do not respect our government or most of the people who make these messed up decisions. They have no respect for anything it seems.


  • Helen Stephens commented on July 1, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Animal experimentation needs to stop now, it’s gone on long enough! Why do humans think they have the right to do this? We don’t

  • Amanda jennings commented on July 6, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Animal experimentation is supposed to be decreasing because of advances in using alternatives. So why oh why is the government allowing this to go ahead ! This would open the flood gates for others. For these trusting creatures to be bred, not knowing a kind hand . To then be sent far and wide to be used in cruel experiments. Sadly some in prominent members within the government are not interested in animal welfare, so have no compassion or empathy. I’m ashamed to be part of the human race with how some evil lowlifes treat other creatures. Please I beg you for this not to go ahead.

  • Muriel Servaege commented on July 6, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Put an end to dog breeding factories. Animal experimentation has to stop now and for good.

  • Hannah commented on July 7, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Please speak out against this cruelty and end the horrific factories!

  • Marjorie Dixon-Rice commented on July 8, 2016 at 9:54 am

    The physiology of animals is totally different to that of humans, so it is questionable as to how much use these experiments are anyway. Animals are not there for the convenience of people and it is time to stop this cruelty. Let Great Britain set an example.

  • The Voices of Animals commented on July 8, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    This is completely atrocious! Anybody who thinks this is fair is not even worth my time. If this happens, we will all wonder where human kind went wrong. I am totally with Morrissey on this issue; it is cruel, unkind and unfair! Not just the ‘beagle factory’, but meat and dairy as well is disgusting. Meat is murder!

  • Nick longstaff commented on July 11, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    On the 10th September there’s a match taking place in hull to oppose this and it would be great to see as many people as there as possible

  • Ruthy commented on July 21, 2016 at 7:12 am

    To whom it may concern:
    What I really want to say is for this people to put the face of their mother or their daughter in this atrocities committed against innocent beings, altered in a very evil way by this people in power driven by nothing but personal gain and greed.
    Instead I will try to be as polite as I can, please stop the destruction of a planet that took millions of years of evolution, in just a hundred years we almost killed our Mother Earth.
    We’re to advanced of a civilization to continue to use this barbaric useless methods “in the name of science”, please stop your diabolical experiments and stop cloning innocent animals to perform this

  • Alan Theyer commented on July 26, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    when there are the kind of people around today committing atrocities along with scientists who can commit such grief ,why use animals ?

  • Sarah boyer commented on August 4, 2016 at 4:40 am


  • cynthia roth commented on August 6, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Please stop this. These are aware sensitive animals. This is not necessary!

  • Noelly loyer commented on August 7, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Shame on us human beings

  • Dee Walsh commented on September 2, 2016 at 3:22 pm


  • Linda Guerra commented on September 30, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Mercy for beagles and all sentient beings.

  • maria whitworth commented on October 11, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    This is work of a criminal insane mid who sees nothing except the need to ignore all breathing creatures..the only reason why they not doing this to humans is because they can’t. Stop this it is beyond ‘inhumane’

  • Emma davies commented on October 20, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    Animal experiment is barbaric and has been proven that it is not necessary in the time we live in!

  • Cynthia Kramer commented on October 27, 2016 at 1:00 am

    This has to stop now! This is not humane, and whoever thinks that it is, I suggest we test it out on them!!!

  • Amanda ashby commented on October 27, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Do we really do this to Animals in this day & age. We are the animals.

  • ANNA STERNA commented on October 27, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Call a man an animal is an insult to animals!!!

  • Joy commented on November 5, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Stop treating animals like test tubes with tails! Animals are sentient creatures and as such, deserve quality lives. Animal testing must be stopped once and for all.

  • Jane Goodwin commented on November 13, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Each and every scientist should undergo the exact treatment they inflict on these animals and then tell us ‘ it’s in humans best interests ‘ . If humans were the superior beings we would not harm each other , inflict suffering on all other creatures on earth or act on at least one of the seven deadly sins each day .
    If joe blogs treated his pet as bad as these ‘ bred for experimentation ‘ animals , someone would call the Police or RSPCA and find themselves before the Courts . Surely it’s not right to have laws that are in place for the majority but not for others .
    How can they that inflict completely uneccessary suffering on an innocent animal , or someone that gives this the ‘ green light ‘ sleep easy in thier bed !
    If they feel unwell they see the GP , the experiment animals have no choice ! They just feel ill or in pain permanently until they die or get put to sleep ! Torture is illegal as far as I know . Stamp out this outrageous treatment NOW

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