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Direct action gets the goods again, getting far more in a night than years of waiting for politicians to save the animals has done!<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">9 GOATS RESCUED FROM MILITARY EXPERIMENTAL LAB IN THE UK<br><br><br><br>
If you would like High Res pictures from the raid then click here to download the zip file (30Mb)<br><br><br><br>
How many times have we heard that a job is impossible? That’s exactly what we thought when we heard about diving experiments being carried out for the navy by QinetiQ at the Centre for Human Sciences. Experience however has taught us that where there is a will, there’s a way.<br><br><br><br>
Every year dozens of goats are killed in decompression and recompression experiments. They are put into hyperbaric chambers and the pressure is increased or decreased to extreme levels. The animals are used over and over until the ordeal becomes too much and they die.<br><br><br><br>
We had a tight time-scale, as reconnaissance had revealed this to be a busy area, surrounded by military bases. The difficult decision had been taken to only bring in one removal van, as loading any more in this area was going to bring it on top. Once dusk had settled we went to work, cutting through the perimeter fence of the ex-MOD base. Within minutes we had gained access to the goat enclosure and began rounding up the smaller animals.<br><br><br><br>
As soon as everyone had a goat, and the lookouts had given the all-clear, we set off across the adjacent golf course, over a small fence nearby and jogged over open heath to the van. The van door slammed shut and as it disappeared on the road to freedom, we made our way along the beach to our vehicle.<br><br>
The nine beautiful young goats all made it safely to their new homes, where they can live out the rest of their natural lives free from a crushing death in the hyperbaric chamber.<br><br><br><br>
QinetiQ say that the tests are vital to help with submarine disasters, and other deep water emergencies. An example they give is of the Kursk, a Russian submarine which tragically sunk in 2001. QinetiQ claim that they gave ‘useful’ advice to the Russians. Despite the advice, all 118 people on board the Kursk died. The effects of compression and decompression are well known and documented.<br><br><br><br>
Ascending from deep sea too rapidly causes decompression sickness (or the “bends”) which can be fatal. The experiments being carried out by QinetiQ are sickening repeats, which have been going on for decades. As the French navy now use computer simulations and human trials it is high time the British MOD came out of the dark ages and began using ethical and reliable science. We call on QinetiQ to halt these experiments and hand all surviving animals over to suitable animal protection groups.<br><br><br><br>
This action was carried out in memory of Gari Allen.<br><br><br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>iowva</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
errrm. won't they just go and buy some more goats and torture them instead untill this stops entirely?</div>
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Economic damage and data has been lost. I'm not familiar with goat testing, but in cases of fur farms and research centers, liberations will often shut them down -- they lose a lot of money when they lose their stock or research animals that have been involved in tests for years. I suggest picking up Memories of Freedom, a zine put out by ALF activists in the southwestern U.S., who shut down some research centers and farms.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rockon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rockon:"> Download the hi-res photos, they're incredible and so beautiful. These are very young goats and they have a long lifetime of freedom ahead of them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/notworthy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":wayne:">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/notworthy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":wayne:"> to the ALF and <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"> to the goats.
 

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the only thing i worry about in these situations is if the animals are actually given new homes or just set free...glad to hear the goats have new homes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
If the French can carry out their experiments in this area humanely i cannot see why the British can't. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br>
and as for Kursk...it's not as if the Russians would have listened to QinetiQ anyway...they always do their own thing.
 
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