Petition: Establish a Rehoming Program for Research Animals at Queen’s


Two weeks ago Queen’s Animal Defence launched a petition calling for a rehoming program for research animals at Queen’s University. The petition has now reached more than a thousand signatures. Many thanks to all of you who have contributed!

But we must continue to spread the word. Please take a moment to sign it (if you have not done so yet) and share it as widely as possible.

Details of our petition:

Thousands of animals used in biomedical experiments at Queen’s University are routinely killed upon completion of the research. We believe that these animals are entitled to live out their lives in safety and comfort in loving homes or sanctuaries whenever possible. Homes are available, so all that is needed to make a retirement program a reality is the cooperation of the university administration. We, the undersigned, call upon Queen’s University to cooperate with Queen’s Animal Defence, Kingston Animal Rescue and Fauna Sanctuary in establishing a retirement and re-homing program for animals used in research at Queen’s, including monkeys, rats, mice, cats, dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits, and other animals.

One thought on “Petition: Establish a Rehoming Program for Research Animals at Queen’s

  1. Marg Buckholtz

    I think it’s really important for QAD to contact large groups which are probably in agreement with this petition. I would suggest the Animal Alliance of Canada, the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, environmental/animal advocacy groups at other Canadian Universities.

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