Ricky Gervais with his cat, Ollie
Comedian Ricky Gervais has joined a campaign to stop Bantin & Kingman Universal Ltd. from building a large farm to breed beagles for experimentation. He said:
“I am disgusted to learn of these plans to breed beagles for experiments. It is unacceptable that these gentle and trusting dogs should be treated as commodities. If B&K’s plans go ahead, thousands of dogs will be born to spend the rest of their short lives in a laboratory cage, where they will suffer in cruel experiments.”
More than 28,000 people have signed a petition by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection, which says the company plans a major facility in Yorkshire, England, “to breed thousands of beagles to supply laboratories with test subjects for painful and invasive experiments.”
More information at the Yorkshire Post.