Enough is enough – apparently
An online petition calling for a proposed animal research lab in Cambridge to be dropped has attracted more than 4000 supporters.
The campaign is spearheaded by a group of animal rights activists who oppose AstraZeneca’s plans for an animal testing lab on the BioMedical Campus in the city.
The change.org petition, set up a week ago, is already only 355 signatures from it’s 5000 target.
The online petition was created by the group CAP (Cambridge Against AstraZeneca Planning) and has been named ‘Astrazeneca- Please Drop Your Plans for an Animal Lab in Cambridge’.
Rachel Mathai, spokesperson for CAP, said: “We are deeply moved by the messages of support we have been receiving and by how hard people are working to help us”.
“A strong message is coming across- people do not want this lab to be built.”
Torben, a second year medic at Caius told the Tab “This research lab is unlikely to create significant jobs and so setting it up in Cambridge is unnecessary.”
Another medic, Sarah said: “Animal testing is disgusting and this project needs to be stopped.”
Do you agree with Sarah and Torben?