Charity funds grotesque experiments on pregnant sheep
Sheep and unborn lambs deprived of oxygen at Cambridge University
|Sheep used in other research at Cambridge University.|
- 1,250 sheep
- 150 pigs
- 150 horses
- 3,500 rats
- 6,000 mice
- Sheep had their uteruses cut open and the heads and legs of their unborn lambs were pulled out. Tubes were implanted into their veins to measure blood pressure and to enable blood samples to be taken. The lambs were then put back into the uterus which was sewn up with the tubes protruding out of the mother.
- Sheep were put into isolation ‘hypoxic chambers’ and exposed to low oxygen for 33 days.
- At the end of another experiment, a polyethylene bag or ‘respiratory hood’ was placed over the conscious mother’s head to maintain low oxygen conditions while they were transported to a different room to be killed.
- compressing umbilical cords or cutting umbilical vessels during pregnancy so that unborn lambs do not receive enough nutrients
- surgically removing glands
- injecting the animals with hormones or drugs that affect growth and metabolism