Vivisector hall of shame

These are just some of the professors who take money from the British Heart Foundation in order to test on animals, and the BHF directors responsible for their inhumane policy. There are many more, these are just the ones that we have publicly exposed to date.

 
Mark Kearney, University of Leeds Medical School
Kills animals with BHF donations1


Renata Gomes, King's College London
Kills animals with BHF donations2


Nicholas Peters, Imperial College London
Given over £1,000,000 in funding by BHF, some of which will be used to torture animals3


Alicia D'Souza, Manchester University
Performed cruel experiments on rats and mice with BHF funds4



Peter Weissberg, medical director, British Heart Foundation
Endorses cruel animal experiments5



Godfrey Smith, University of Glasgow
Tortured rabbits with money from BHF6



Rachel Myles, University of Glasgow
Tortured rabbits with money from BHF6


Christopher Fry, Bristol University
Killed guinea pigs with BHF blood money7


Rita Jabr, University of Surrey
Killed guinea pigs with BHF blood money7


Ashraf Kitmotto, University of Manchester
Killed innocent ferrets, sheep and rats8


David Eisner, University of Manchester
Killed innocent ferrets, sheep and rats8
 
 
Svetlana Reilly, Oxford University
Makes a career out of killing goats and other animals at Oxford University9
 


1. circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/meeting_abstract/128/22_MeetingAbstracts/A11247

2. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3197153

3. www.animalaid.org.uk/images/victimsofcharity/BHF_supported_animal_experiments.pdf

4. D’Souza, A, Bucchi, A, Johnsen, A. B., Jit, S., Logantha, R. J., Monfredi, O., Yanni, J., Prehar, S., Hart, G., Cartwright, E., Wisloff, U., Dobryznski, H., DiFrancesco, D.,Morris, G. M. and Boyett, M. R. (2014) Exercise training reduces resting heart rate via downregulation of the funny channel HCN4. Nature Communications

5. https://www.bhf.org.uk/news-from-the-bhf/news-archive/2014/september/animal-research-blog

6. Myles RC, Burton FL, Cobbe SM et al (2011). Alternans of action potential duration and amplitude in rabbits with left ventricular dysfunction following myocardial infarction. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 50(3):510-21

7. C.H. Fry, R.P. Gray, P.S. Dhillon, R.I. Jabr, E. Dupont, P.M. Patel, N.S. Peters. Architectural correlates of myocardial conduction: changes to the topography of cellular coupling, intracellular conductance, and action potential propagation with hypertrophy in Guinea-pig ventricular myocardium. Circ. Arrhythm. Electrophysiol., 7 (6) (2014), pp. 1198–1204

8. Dependence of cardiac transverse tubules on the BAR domain protein amphiphysin II (BIN-1). Caldwell JL, Smith CE, Taylor RF, Kitmitto A, Eisner DA, Dibb KM, Trafford AW.

9. https://britishheartlessfoundation.co.uk/about-them/experiments-exposed/goats