Wickham Laboratories Cosmetic Testing Programme
Experiments Home Department Written answers and statements (1 December 2009)
Baker (Lewes, Liberal Democrat)
the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many regulated procedures
were carried out on animals at Wickham Laboratories in 2008; and how many
of these involved potency testing of botulinum toxin.
Hillier (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office;
Hackney South & Shoreditch, Labour)
am unable to disclose how many regulated procedures were carried out on
animals at Wickham Laboratories in 2008 and how many of those involved potency
testing of botulinum toxin.
on number of regulated procedures relating to individual establishments
cannot be disclosed in order to protect statistical confidentiality, in
line with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics (implementing the
Statistics and Registration
Act 2007) and the national statistician's guidance "Confidentiality
of Official Statistics".
of files were recovered from Wickham Laboratories Animal House during the
fall of 2003 revealing extensive animal testing of botulinum toxin, better
known on the streets as ‘Botox’. link
to story These files documented the number and species of animals use
in this so called ‘essential medical research’ which is what
we are constantly assured is all they do in these secret laboratories where
millions of animals die annually of something deliberately terrible they
have had done to them.
many people this is all perverse enough but then we discover that this killer
chemical has human blood added to it before it is injected into people.
The manufacturers admit privately that, “the risk of viral transmission
cannot be excluded with any certainty.” In public Botox is safety
tested and everyone lives happily ever after, although many users are unable
to show their happiness due to the effect the product has on their expressions!
you can see from the response of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the
Home Office the excuses are as useful as this corruption of science is to
medical progress. An anti-vivisection group gained access again in 2009
and confirmed that nothing had changed. In 2003 they were slaughtering around
70,000 animals a year in crude poisoning programmes and in 2009, according
to Wickham's own records, the numbers were the same. On just one day in
July 2009, 989 mice were killed.
from the BUAV undercover investigator’s diary May 12 2009: link
observations of the test mice are little more than a token gesture and certainly
do not prevent appalling suffering and death. There are more mice found
dead in their cages than there are killed at the so-called humane endpoint.
Today in one room, I noticed that 24 mice were found dead at one check whereas
only 2 were killed to prevent further suffering. One member of staff actually
said they die so fast you can’t keep up. I am sickened by the whole
Laboratories uses thousands of mice a year to routinely batch test for quality
control the product called Dysport® (manufactured by Ipsen Biopharm).
is a preparation of one of the most toxic substances known, botulinum toxin,
which is a nerve toxin. It is licensed in the UK for the treatment of relatively
rare medical conditions.
botulinum toxin is mostly used “off-label” for cosmetic purposes
where it is commonly referred to as ‘botox’ in the treatment
of facial wrinkles and lines.
mice in the higher dose categories die during the test. After three or four
days the number of mice still alive are counted and an LD50 value calculated.
Lethal Dose 50%. This is passed off as scientific! The survivors are then
either poured into the gas chamber and killed by carbon dioxide poisoning,
a death that is far from instantaneous, or they have their neck ‘snapped’.
We now know that botox is poisonous. It is then injected into people and
the cycle continues.
a compelling conclusion backed up by a great deal of evidence that the animal
method of testing for human cures is flawed and the time has long passed
for the evidence to be scrutinised independently in full public view. Here
you will find all you need to know about the failings and the cruelty associated
science, as it is classified by some, has never been tested in an independent
scientific study and such a thing is fiercely opposed by those who defend
the use of other animals to test medical theories and chemical products
and to generate data. And that is why we are in Hampshire for the 2010 General
Election. We know that there is deep discontent within Parliament where
a majority of backbench MP’s support the scientific scrutiny of animal
experiments and 83% of General Practitioners surveyed say the same.
to your doctors’ with an ailment and you can almost guarantee they’ll
send you for a limited set of tests and prescribe you one of a small number
of drugs: steroids, antibiotics, anti-depressants, pain-killers, anti inflammatory.
If the tests don’t find the problem or if the drugs fail to ‘work’
you may well be told it’s in your head or that it will sort itself
out in time and you will be left to fend for yourself. This is common but
it isn’t the fault of the doctor’s it’s what they are
taught and is symptomatic of a system based on drug therapy and the experimentation
of other animals. Look at the hospitals, care hostels and non-drug treatment
clinics: the chiropractors, reflexologists, homeopaths, herbalists and so
on. They are inundated with desperate people who have been dosed up with
all the drugs their bodies can take and they can take no more and want something
days Big Pharma is throwing billions of dollars into marketing drugs that
really don't do anything new... In a disturbing trend, pharmaceutical companies
are in the business of manufacturing a diagnosis to their drug, rather than
working on a new drug for an existing condition. From a physician's point
of view, we're seeing resources shifting...to the marketing of "me
too" variants of existing drugs.” Concord
Monitor, 28 March 2010.
reactions are an epidemic in themselves and the cause of an incredible number
of hospital admissions and fatalities
than 10,000 people are killed every year in the UK by prescription medicine.
In the USA, that beacon of hope and progress at the cutting edge of scientific
research and discovery, 100,000 deaths a year are attributed to medical
treatment. (‘Of Mice, Money and Medical Misconceptions’,
Europeans for Medical Progress)
in six patients in hospital are there because of a treatment they have
taken. (Dr Vernon Coleman, 'Animal experiments kill people as well as
Healing comes from love and understanding. Only harm can come from the
gratuitous cruelty associated with vivisection and revealed in every animal
lab expose like this
and so on.
think the time has come for things to change. Vote For Sarah Coats in the
Meon Valley on May 6
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keith mann v dr death + the oxford animal lab in the general election 11/4/10
the animal protection party hunt hunt hag 28/3/10 read
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