Scientists at Cardiff University in Wales have conducted a particularly horrific animal experiment. They sewed shut the eyes of newborn kittens to "learn how the brain responds to sensory deprivation." The same experiment--funded by public monies--also placed cameras in the kittens' brains.
This research is entirely frivolous. The differences between humans and cats are so considerable that research obtained this way will discover nothing that will save or improve human life. A United States veterinarian has confirmed that the procedure was extremely painful for the kittens.
Animal activists are understandably outraged, and celebrity actor Ricky Gervais is leading the charge. Gervais told the Mirror "I thought sickening experiments like these were a thing of the past." Tell Cardiff University to stop conducting frivolous and sadistic experiments on animals!
We the undersigned are appalled to learn that you conducted an animal experiment in which scientists sewed shut the eyes of newborn kittens.
This experiment appears to have yielded no useful results. And no wonder. Cats and humans are far too different for any brain experiments conducted on cats to shed light on the workings of the human brain. Research like this opens your otherwise impressive university to the charge of sadistic cruelty.
Please forbid your scientists and professors to conduct frivolous animal experiments like this in the future!
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