(and other bodily fluids, tissues and organs)
Bled to Death and Blood Sold
The breeding bitches are bred repeatedly until they biologically are unable to take any more. At this point they are terminated by ‘terminal anaesthesia’ or ‘exsanguination’ i.e. bled to death. Their blood is drained and sold to laboratories of world leading British science. Their organs are harvested and kept frozen for up to two years for future purchasers (if no current orders match the living dog supply at the time).
If there is an oversupply of dogs, these too are used for bleeding purposes or killed to order for their organs. The ‘commitment to re-homing’ is null and void. When a commercial organisation’s key revenue source is the living being, there is never an incentive to re-home when instead the dog’s body parts and blood can be sold for money.
Exsanguinated Under Terminal General Anaesthesia
The following is taken from a license issued by the Home Office to a puppy breeding farm, MBR Acres Ltd, granting them a license to bleed dogs to death to sell their blood.
When large orders for blood products are required (within a short period of time), such volumes exceed what can be supplied by the donor colony. In these circumstances, it may be possible to make use of an ‘otherwise surplus or unsaleable animal and in this case the donor will be exsanguinated under terminal general anaesthesia.
This enables the harvest of maximum possible volumes and therefore reduces the total numbers of animals required for obtaining large volumes without barbiturate contamination. All blood products collected are managed for quality by our bioproducts department. Colour and viscosity are checked against known good samples to ensure only good quality samples are sent to the customer.
Thus, terminal bleeding is also undertaken when the donor pool cannot supply sufficient quantities by collection under protocol 2, or when animal tissues or fluids are required (e.g. liver, bile, bone) such that an invasive procedure would be required (harvesting CSF or bile) and it is only performed when suitable surplus donor animals are available.
Dogs, REDACTED may be terminally anaesthetised prior to their blood being removed using standard phlebotomy techniques and appropriate equipment
(which will include materials for the cannulation of an artery or vein, cardiac puncture or venepuncture) dependant on the donor species and withdrawal site accessibility.
Animals will be humanely killed using a schedule 1 method following completion of the terminal bleeding procedure. The animals chosen for donation of bio-products can be ex-breeders, surplus stock or those deemed unsuitable for sale (e.g. have a mild congenital malformation such as mono-orchidism) that would otherwise have been humanely killed under schedule 1 without any positive use.
Dogs, REDACTED , REDACTED and REDACTED may be anaesthetised and bled out fully as a non-recovery procedure, (protocol 1 AC). The anaesthetic regime used is under the direction of the NVS and
is suitable for each species. REDACTED.
We supplied an average of 8300 ml of whole dog blood per year under Protocol 2 from 10-15 donor dogs during the previous 5 year project. Under Protocol 1, an average of 14156 ml per year of dog whole blood was taken and used to harvest canine plasma and serum from an average of 40 dogs per year.
We expect an increase in demand over the next 5 years since one provider of dog blood products has recently ceased to provide this service.
Home Office Project License for MBR Acres (Aug 2019)
Note: ‘REDACTED’ means ‘hidden’. Usually used to replace names of individuals, businesses or site locations etc.