In a small cage on their own, deprived of food, sleep and social contact, ewes in a late stage of pregnancy were cut open, and their lambs had tubes and monitors placed into their legs and major blood vessels. The ewes were then suffocated twice by placing bags over their heads. Unsurprisingly, the release of large amounts of stress hormones were observed. Eventually, both ewe and lamb were killed1. This project involves up to 850 sheep, 125 pigs, 80 ponies 1,250 rats and 2,500 mice, plus their offspring2, meaning the total bodycount could be over 12,000.


2. Letter from Home Officer to Animal Aid Home-Officer-to-Animal-Aid-12-February-2014.pdf