Wednesday 25 July 4:55 p.m.
RICKY GERVAIS has condemned scientists in his
for sewing kittens' eyes together as part of an experiment.
emerged this week that more than 30 kittens were used in tests to find out how
the brain responds to sensory deprivation.
creatures were later put down and the revelation has caused controversy in Britain, with
Gervais insisting he is disgusted by the news.
Daily Mirror, "I am appalled that kittens are being deprived of sight by
having their eyelids sewn shut. I thought sickening experiments like these were
a thing of the past."
where the experiment was carried out, have defended the tests, which ended in
statement reads, "CardiffUniversity rejects the
accusation this experiment is cruel or unnecessary. It is impossible to use any
other kind of technique for this study.
The work was approved by both the University's ethical review process and the
Home Office Animals in Science Regulation Unit as part of the licensing