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RECENT EXPERIMENTS AT SHEFFIELD UNIVERSITY

IARD vigil outside the University of Sheffield
IARD vigil outside the University of Sheffield, December 2004.

  • Dentistry researchers injured the lingual nerve in the mouths of 24 ferrets: this can cause pain and burning in the mouth and tongue. They animals suffered this condition until they were killed three months later, having undergone further vivisection where the nerve was re-exposed and the injuries of 8 animals injected with steroids. [1]
  • Sheffield University researchers have also participated in controversial Japanese research on marmoset monkeys. [2] Japan is notorious for having no legal controls on animal experimentation.

  • Scientists caused kidney damage in rats by restricting the blood supply to the organ and then injecting a drug for 30 days. [3]

IARD vigil outside the University of Sheffield
IARD vigil outside the University of Sheffield, December 2003.

  • New-born rats were restricted of oxygen, causing a number of heart and lung deformities. [4]

  • Conscious rats had drugs injected into their brains. [5]
  • Rats were injected with cocaine to assess the affect on their brains. [6]

  • Baby rabbits had their leg bones mechanically lengthened, their knees separated from their leg bones, and their Achilles tendons' cut, causing knee and ankle deformities. [7]

IARD vigil outside the University of Sheffield
IARD vigil outside the University of Sheffield, December 2002.

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REFERENCES:

  1. Pain 111 (3): 261-269 OCT 2004.
  2. Biochemical Pharmacology 68 (1): 165-175 JUL 1 2004.
  3. Transplantation 77 (5): 686-692 MAR 15 2004.
  4. Physiological Research 53 (1): 11-17 2004.
  5. Brain Research 1017 (1-2): 120-129 AUG 13 2004.
  6. NeuroImage 22 (4): 1744-1753 AUG 2004.
  7. Journal of Biomechanics 37 (7): 1053-1059 JUL 2004.
  8. Clinical Biomechanics 19 (7): 733-737 AUG 2004.

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