Remembering Sir Christopher Lee

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Sir Christopher Lee passed away on Sunday. He was widely known for his dramatic roles as villains, including Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, Saruman in Lord of the Rings and Count Dooku in Star Wars, but in real life, he was a hero for animals.

Sir Christopher supported a PETA campaign against vivisection funded by health charities. He was outspoken about experiments on dogs and cats that were so horrific that they might even have made the horror characters he portrayed shudder.

The experiments in question, funded by the British Heart Foundation, included cutting open animals’ chests and circulating their blood out of their bodies and back in again, cutting away their blood vessels and nerves and then implanting electrodes in them, skinning their back legs and inserting tubes into their necks and legs before shocking them and injecting them with sodium cyanide.

In a radio advertisement that he recorded for PETA, he said:

Out of desperation comes the call for help. You respond instinctively. You try to help. But instead of saving a life, you cause suffering and death for not one but thousands.

When you donate money to the British Heart Foundation, you could fund cruel, pointless experiments on animals. Shouldn’t your contribution help end suffering, not cause it?

We join in mourning his passing. It was a privilege to work with him on our campaign to end cruel heart-disease experiments on animals. In memory of Sir Christopher, please don’t support charities such as the British Heart Foundation that hurt and kill animals.

Comments

  • debra yates commented on June 11, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    well i didn’t know that shame on you British Heart Foundation

  • julie kerr commented on June 11, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    I never knew about these experiments being linked to this charity and will never donate or buy anything from their charity shops again. Thank you for bringing this to my attention

  • Brenda commented on June 11, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Utterly sick sadistic b**tards

  • Angela Ali commented on June 12, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    RIP to one of my favourite actors.

  • MAREE OOSTDAM commented on June 13, 2015 at 12:20 am

    I NEVER KNEW THE BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION DID SUCH CRUEL ACTS ON DOGS AND CATS. THIS SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF THE BRITISH PEOPLE. I FOR ONE WILL NEVER GO INTO THEIR CHARITY SHOPS EVER AGAIN.

  • Delma Beaumont commented on June 13, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Do they do this in Australia as well? Rip Christopher Lee you were a great Actor!!

    I am a member of Peta Australia.

  • Laura commented on June 17, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    What a great man.

  • Vasilios commented on June 29, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    One more “prestigious” organisation carrying out their dirty acts behind closed doors.

  • Fiona Matheson commented on June 29, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Thank you sir for speaking out for those that cannot speak out or defend themselves. You were a great example for us all.

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