Candlelight vigil for laboratory beagles

Essex County Standard: Candlelight vigil for laboratory beagles Candlelight vigil for laboratory beagles

A CANDLELIGHT vigil will take place to protest against animal testing.

Campaigners for Save the Harlan Beagles want to force the closure of Harlan Interfauna laboratories.

Its supporters claim they test on live beagle dogs which are treated badly in captivity.

The vigil will take place in Trinity Street between 2pm and 5pm on Saturday.

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6:54pm Wed 16 Jan 13

stackerman says...

at least these dogs have a home unlike the abandoned dogs that get abused by unworthy dog owners . These Beagles are happy as its all they know so why change there life style ????? if these Beagles were in the open i would love to see them running as a beagle hunting pack chasing rabbits etc as they were bred to hunt not be pets .
at least these dogs have a home unlike the abandoned dogs that get abused by unworthy dog owners . These Beagles are happy as its all they know so why change there life style ????? if these Beagles were in the open i would love to see them running as a beagle hunting pack chasing rabbits etc as they were bred to hunt not be pets . stackerman
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8:51pm Wed 16 Jan 13

jut1972 says...

These Beagles are happy as its all they know so why change there life style...

what?!?! I dont think being experimented on is a life style. In this day and age why their is still a need for animal testing beggars belief.
These Beagles are happy as its all they know so why change there life style... what?!?! I dont think being experimented on is a life style. In this day and age why their is still a need for animal testing beggars belief. jut1972
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10:48pm Wed 16 Jan 13

stackerman says...

Why is it different for a beagle in a lab ?? I say again they are in a warm and safe environment!!! the food industry are experimenting with us need i say more about burgers although they were yummy .
so how do we test medical science you will be adding to the unemployment and burdening the pet rescue centres with a problem of trying to feed and home these dogs that's like giving a crèche a wild wolf to play with
Why is it different for a beagle in a lab ?? I say again they are in a warm and safe environment!!! the food industry are experimenting with us need i say more about burgers although they were yummy . so how do we test medical science you will be adding to the unemployment and burdening the pet rescue centres with a problem of trying to feed and home these dogs that's like giving a crèche a wild wolf to play with stackerman
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11:13pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Boris says...

Many of our life-saving medicines could not have been developed without experimenting on animals. And if animals have to be used, it surely does not matter whether they are dogs, rabbits, frogs, rats or whatever. Such animals are expensive to breed and to keep, so they only test when necessary.
Beagles are hunting dogs which have no mercy when they get hold of hares (not rabbits) so there is no need to be sentimental about them.
But it would surely be better if they were to switch from testing on beagles to testing on staffordshire bull terriers, of which there is a huge surplus which the RSPCA has to put down all the time because nobody wants them.
Many of our life-saving medicines could not have been developed without experimenting on animals. And if animals have to be used, it surely does not matter whether they are dogs, rabbits, frogs, rats or whatever. Such animals are expensive to breed and to keep, so they only test when necessary. Beagles are hunting dogs which have no mercy when they get hold of hares (not rabbits) so there is no need to be sentimental about them. But it would surely be better if they were to switch from testing on beagles to testing on staffordshire bull terriers, of which there is a huge surplus which the RSPCA has to put down all the time because nobody wants them. Boris
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12:43am Thu 17 Jan 13

stackerman says...

Boris i apologize my friend i stand corrected on the rabbit thing yes it is hares .And i fully agree with your reasoning lets use the breed that can not be trusted or homed lets only use staffordshire bull terriors as this breed has a high pain threshold just look at the majority of muppets who own them .As for medical science if it was not for the testing on animals and what the Germans did in ww2 . We would not have made the medical advances and cures as a world nation .
so with this thought how would the way forward and cures be developed ???? Drink herbal tea and smoke wacky backy and hope all the world repairs its self all on it's own .
Boris i apologize my friend i stand corrected on the rabbit thing yes it is hares .And i fully agree with your reasoning lets use the breed that can not be trusted or homed lets only use staffordshire bull terriors as this breed has a high pain threshold just look at the majority of muppets who own them .As for medical science if it was not for the testing on animals and what the Germans did in ww2 . We would not have made the medical advances and cures as a world nation . so with this thought how would the way forward and cures be developed ???? Drink herbal tea and smoke wacky backy and hope all the world repairs its self all on it's own . stackerman
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2:00pm Fri 18 Jan 13

dave cheale says...

your right there is no need to test on animals, lets not forget the industries surrounding the animal model in medical research make £billions, the law on medial reasearch goes back 65 years and using animals started 150 year ago when they thought an animal ould predict a safe way to test drugs would be the only way for human benifit , do we choose to ignore 20'000 humans that die every year in the uk from just the animal tested drugs alone, we now have leading experts who have proven it's a scientifically flawed research methodology that harms animals and humans alike, but up to now the vivisectors refuse the debate, victorian research is delaying medical progress, if anyone really does not care about finding cures or you dont mind wasting your tax money and donation on the industries that use the animal model and are more concerned about profit. then lets not bother with a open public scientific debate, you know as much as me humans want an easy life, no matter at what cost, to others, well i care and so should you for medical progress, greedy business should not get away with this any longer, BRING ON THIS SCIENCE DEBATE only then we will see,
your right there is no need to test on animals, lets not forget the industries surrounding the animal model in medical research make £billions, the law on medial reasearch goes back 65 years and using animals started 150 year ago when they thought an animal ould predict a safe way to test drugs would be the only way for human benifit , do we choose to ignore 20'000 humans that die every year in the uk from just the animal tested drugs alone, we now have leading experts who have proven it's a scientifically flawed research methodology that harms animals and humans alike, but up to now the vivisectors refuse the debate, victorian research is delaying medical progress, if anyone really does not care about finding cures or you dont mind wasting your tax money and donation on the industries that use the animal model and are more concerned about profit. then lets not bother with a open public scientific debate, you know as much as me humans want an easy life, no matter at what cost, to others, well i care and so should you for medical progress, greedy business should not get away with this any longer, BRING ON THIS SCIENCE DEBATE only then we will see, dave cheale
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7:42pm Fri 18 Jan 13

stackerman says...

come on animals are animals so why all the passion when they are gone just get another and as for the testing if it wasn't for companies investing there would not be any cures . Or shall we just ditch the NHS and do what america and the majority of Europe do charge through the nose for treatment to cover the medical research and running of hospitals .After all how many cats are left homeless we could use these as they are plentiful
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come on animals are animals so why all the passion when they are gone just get another and as for the testing if it wasn't for companies investing there would not be any cures . Or shall we just ditch the NHS and do what america and the majority of Europe do charge through the nose for treatment to cover the medical research and running of hospitals .After all how many cats are left homeless we could use these as they are plentiful :) stackerman
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10:27pm Fri 18 Jan 13

JJG says...

The beagle dogs and puppies that are bred for vivisection by Harlan Interfauna are kept in the most horrendous conditions. As exposed by an undercover report, and reported in The Sunday Times newspaper, they are subjected to extremely cruel treatment at the hands of the employees.

The tests they undergo in laboratories include toxicology where they are forced to inhale fumes from bleach, weed killer and other similar substances in doses that exceed those that would kill a human. The beagles are watched as they die painful slow deaths and the employees simply record their final moments. Sometimes they are cut open so that their internal organs can be observed too....they are still alive at this stage and are able to feel the pain inflicted upon them.

Testing on animals for research is a flawed science. Drugs that test safe on animals do not transfer to humans. Vioxx that tested safe on animals and used to trear arthritis killed 140,000 people. Thalidomide also tested as safe on animals and we all should be able to recall what happened there.

To suggest that the beagles are treated well is plainly without foundation and I suggest also displays a degree of lack of understanding of the subject matter. Make no mistake, animals that are tested on in laboratories are subjected to horrific torture for no other reason than to earn massive multi national pharma companies billions of pounds. There is no need for such tests as modern research methods that involve skin cell and computer modelling research is far more reliable and will save the lives of humans and animals alike.
The beagle dogs and puppies that are bred for vivisection by Harlan Interfauna are kept in the most horrendous conditions. As exposed by an undercover report, and reported in The Sunday Times newspaper, they are subjected to extremely cruel treatment at the hands of the employees. The tests they undergo in laboratories include toxicology where they are forced to inhale fumes from bleach, weed killer and other similar substances in doses that exceed those that would kill a human. The beagles are watched as they die painful slow deaths and the employees simply record their final moments. Sometimes they are cut open so that their internal organs can be observed too....they are still alive at this stage and are able to feel the pain inflicted upon them. Testing on animals for research is a flawed science. Drugs that test safe on animals do not transfer to humans. Vioxx that tested safe on animals and used to trear arthritis killed 140,000 people. Thalidomide also tested as safe on animals and we all should be able to recall what happened there. To suggest that the beagles are treated well is plainly without foundation and I suggest also displays a degree of lack of understanding of the subject matter. Make no mistake, animals that are tested on in laboratories are subjected to horrific torture for no other reason than to earn massive multi national pharma companies billions of pounds. There is no need for such tests as modern research methods that involve skin cell and computer modelling research is far more reliable and will save the lives of humans and animals alike. JJG
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11:55pm Fri 18 Jan 13

dave cheale says...

BRAINWASHED BY THE PHARMA COMPANY, its called selling an idea or a hope, nothing has ever been proved in the use of animals to benefit medical science, and if you care for your own species you would soon realise that testing on another species leave the drugs available for human trials dangerouse, i will never understand why any human can not put themselfs in others,, someone who can vivisect an animal has the mind of someone who does care less about humans too, you either care for life or you don't,WHY SHOULD MEDICAL RESEARCH INVOLVE £BILLION OF PROFIT, it will never stop for that reason alone, hence animals are used because they are useless at finding any positive results keeping the profits rolling in forever, HOW LONG DO WE WAIT FOR THIS MIRICLE, every cancer victim or an adverse drug reaction patient is a victim of the research industries who should be held accountable for each and every human death, why should the Harlan beagles be caught up in this greedy evil trade,
BRAINWASHED BY THE PHARMA COMPANY, its called selling an idea or a hope, nothing has ever been proved in the use of animals to benefit medical science, and if you care for your own species you would soon realise that testing on another species leave the drugs available for human trials dangerouse, i will never understand why any human can not put themselfs in others,, someone who can vivisect an animal has the mind of someone who does care less about humans too, you either care for life or you don't,WHY SHOULD MEDICAL RESEARCH INVOLVE £BILLION OF PROFIT, it will never stop for that reason alone, hence animals are used because they are useless at finding any positive results keeping the profits rolling in forever, HOW LONG DO WE WAIT FOR THIS MIRICLE, every cancer victim or an adverse drug reaction patient is a victim of the research industries who should be held accountable for each and every human death, why should the Harlan beagles be caught up in this greedy evil trade, dave cheale
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8:40am Sat 19 Jan 13

yum!yum! says...

stackerman wrote:
at least these dogs have a home unlike the abandoned dogs that get abused by unworthy dog owners . These Beagles are happy as its all they know so why change there life style ????? if these Beagles were in the open i would love to see them running as a beagle hunting pack chasing rabbits etc as they were bred to hunt not be pets .
So... Rather than them being with a loving family that will care, feed and tend to them, walk them and love them you would rather they stay where they are being experimented on? How the hell do u know they are happy!?
What a stupid comment to make!
[quote][p][bold]stackerman[/bold] wrote: at least these dogs have a home unlike the abandoned dogs that get abused by unworthy dog owners . These Beagles are happy as its all they know so why change there life style ????? if these Beagles were in the open i would love to see them running as a beagle hunting pack chasing rabbits etc as they were bred to hunt not be pets .[/p][/quote]So... Rather than them being with a loving family that will care, feed and tend to them, walk them and love them you would rather they stay where they are being experimented on? How the hell do u know they are happy!? What a stupid comment to make! yum!yum!
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9:15am Sat 19 Jan 13

stackerman says...

my buddy owns a chicken battery farm that provides birds for KFC and MAC DONALDS .Therefore has this food been tested on us as the food industry entice us into there facilities and watch fatter people get even fatter then cut them open and watch the results oh sorry that's these lazy fatties have a gastric band fitted as they cant say no . so lets release the beagles and stick all the fatties in cages to be familiarized with the smell of soap and cleaning products :)
my buddy owns a chicken battery farm that provides birds for KFC and MAC DONALDS .Therefore has this food been tested on us as the food industry entice us into there facilities and watch fatter people get even fatter then cut them open and watch the results oh sorry that's these lazy fatties have a gastric band fitted as they cant say no . so lets release the beagles and stick all the fatties in cages to be familiarized with the smell of soap and cleaning products :) stackerman
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