Stop Endangered Sea Turtle Experiments

  • By: Animal Advocates
  • Target: Sea Life Centres, University of British Columbia President and Vice-Chancellor, Canadian Council on Animal Care

Recently, it was revealed by a whistleblower that University of British Columbia have been conducting experiments for over ten years with endangered green sea turtles. It was claimed that the remaining turtles would be killed because the lab will be demolished.

Imprisoning sea turtles in laboratory chambers and tanks to look at thermoregulation, dive behaviour and heart rate will not save them or others. Harnessing them, starving them and subjecting them many other stressful, painful experimental procedures are extremely cruel, scientifically fallacious and absolutely unnecessary. One experiment conclusion was that summer and winter month activity of the turtles was the same. But of course that is under the artificial laboratory conditions. No breakthroughs at UBC and certainly no justification for over ten years of experiments.

Demand that endangered sea turtles at the University of British Columbia be retired to a sanctuary; not murdered or sentenced to a life of confinement in an aquarium. Sea turtles can live 100 years, or longer.

SOURCE:http://www.lifeforcefoundation.org/newsitem.php?id=136

Recently, it was revealed by a whistleblower that University of British Columbia have been conducting experiments for over ten years with endangered green sea turtles. It was claimed that the remaining turtles would be killed because the lab will be demolished.

Imprisoning sea turtles in laboratory chambers and tanks to look at thermoregulation, dive behaviour and heart rate will not save them or others. Harnessing them, starving them and subjecting them many other stressful, painful experimental procedures are extremely cruel, scientifically fallacious and absolutely unnecessary. One experiment conclusion was that summer and winter month activity of the turtles was the same. But of course that is under the artificial laboratory conditions. No breakthroughs at UBC and certainly no justification for over ten years of experiments.

Demand that endangered sea turtles at the University of British Columbia be retired to a sanctuary; not murdered or sentenced to a life of confinement in an aquarium. Sea turtles can live 100 years, or longer.

SOURCE:http://www.lifeforcefoundation.org/newsitem.php?id=136

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