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Monkeys brain-damaged and given ecstasy in 'disturbing' experiments

Animal Aid has condemned ‘profoundly disturbing’ experiments on marmoset monkeys, some of whom had already been used in similar studies. The experiments were performed in Canada but co-funded by a UK-based charity, the Cure Parkinson’s Trust.

More on the marmoset experiments co-funded by the Cure Parkison's Trust Take action on the Victims of Charity website Read an article about the experiments in The Mirror Listen to our director, Andrew Tyler, debating Professors Tipu Aziz and John Stein on BBC 3 Counties Radio (starting at 1 hour 9 minutes)
Violet the sheep

Love Lambs This Easter

There are no creatures so universally loved as lambs. They are emblems of spring; symbolise innocence, purity and gentleness; and somehow encourage in us renewed hope for the future. And yet these beautiful animals, who we love to watch gambol and even pay to help feed during Easter holidays, are soon betrayed – taken from their mothers, fattened and sent to the slaughterhouse.

Samantha Chandler, the Secretary of the Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals (ASWA), has a small flock of rescued sheep.

Read the story of one of her feisty girls, named Violet. Watch a film of Violet and her friends Choose a cruelty-free diet this Easter
slaughterhouse worker using a stunner on the body of pig at A&G Barber

Government figures on effective stunning in UK slaughterhouses attacked as 'wildly inaccurate'

The government has grossly underplayed animal suffering by issuing new figures stating that animals in British slaughterhouses are correctly stunned in more than 99 per cent of cases. This statistic comes from the number of mis-stuns witnessed and reported by Official Veterinarians who detailed just nine cases of mis-stuns in cows and three in sheep in 2013.

Moreabout the underplaying of the number of animals mis-stunned in British slaughterhouses

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