Ricky Gervais has slammed the University of Cardiff after discovering that the institution sewed the eyes of over 30 kittens together in 'cruel' experiments...
The Office star showed off his rarely seen softer side after discovering that the university had allowed over 30 kittens to have their eyes sewn shut for a week, before being put down.
The experiment was apparently set up to find out how the brain responds to sensory deprivation.
Ricky Gervais told The Mirror that he was appalled to have found out that such experiments were still being conducted:
"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."
Dominic Sullivan, the Director of Legal Services for Cat's Protection, backed Ricky Gervais in his criticism of the university:
"Cats Protection hasn’t read the research but using cats in experiments for academic papers on sensory deprivation seems completely unjustifiable."
The University of Cardiff have denied any wrongdoing on their behalf, stating that the experiments were a necessary step in finding a cure for Lazy Eye Syndrome in children.
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