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NGOs protest against animal-testing at Indian embassy

Discussion in 'Pet News' started by testmg80, Jun 11, 2010.

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    testmg80 PetForums VIP

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    The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) led a protest in front of the High Commission of India here yesterday to make the Indian government aware there are Malaysians who are strongly against the building of an animal testing laboratory in Malacca.

    PETA Asia campaign manager, Rochelle R. Regodon was present with Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) chairman Chr istine Chin and Senator Dr. S. Ramakrishnan. Other non-governmental organisations (NGOs) involved were Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and the Silaturrahim.

    "We are here to draw India's attention. We want them to know that Malaysia is against animal cruelty. The plan to build a laboratory in Malacca should be stopped.

    Hiring anonymous people in another country to conduct your dirty work does not make your business any less dirty," said Regodon, adding that the public support PETA has been receiving on this issue is overwhelming.

    During the protest, Chin submitted a joint memorandum from SPCA, SAM, British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) and European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE) to the High Commission of India's second secretary, Birbal Anand.

    "This is very worrying as the animaltesting trend is spreading. We have enough cruelty on the streets already," said Chin before she handed the memorandum which included a petition.

    "We managed to get over 6,000 signatures for the petition. Many are against animal-testing because there are alternatives such as cell, tissue and organ culture."

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