Take action - contact the British Heart Foundation

The BHF has co-funded a cruel and pointless experiment on rats, which involved them being confined in ‘hypoxia chambers’ for two weeks, where they were forced to breathe air that had a low concentration of oxygen.

The research was investigating whether eating vegetables rich in nitrates, (such as kale and spinach) could prevent some heart patients from developing a condition in which their organs do not receive enough oxygen. Eating green vegetables is already recommended as part of a healthy diet, but there is no reason why the researchers’ theory could not have been trialled on volunteer patients, producing human-relevant results.

Please contact Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive of the BHF, and ask the charity to stop funding cruel and pointless experiments on animals.  

Dear Mr Gillespie