Thursday, December 29, 2005

Perhaps it's a Secret

Driving along past Manston this morning I noticed for the first time that the heavily fenced and guarded building past the MOD fire station is the home of Charles River Laboratories. They’ve kept that very quiet.

In case you didn’t know, Charles River Labs is described as a “reputable supplier of small mammals” and produces reports such as “Pharmacokinetics and metabolism of sildenafil in mouse, rat, rabbit, dog and man.”

Entertaining bed-time reading, unless of course you happen to be one of the mammals at the sharp end of the experiment I suppose, Charles River Labs is best known in the UK as the parent company of Shamrock Farm, a holding centre for primates closed down after a vigorous campaign several years ago, which might explain the near military level of security to deter the attentions of the animal rights movement.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thought Charles River had gone. It's been at Manston as long as I can recall.

Anonymous said...

So, do we know if they torture & kill mammals or animals there?

DrMoores said...

I wouldn't have known they were there at all if I hadn't made a turn in the entrance and spotted the sign, which is angled to the side and not immediately visible without looking. Security, as I said looked impressive so I'm wondering if they are still very much engaged in doing what they do?

Anonymous said...

muppets, all