Camp Beagle meet mesh campaigner Kath Sansom

Camp Beagle welcomed Kath Sansom from Sling the Mesh - who chatted with Sammi and Annette.

Camp Beagle welcomed Kath Sansom from Sling the Mesh - who chatted with Sammi and Annette. - Credit: Camp Beagle

Camp Beagle joined forces with a campaign to highlight the awareness of mesh implant surgery. 

The base outside of MBR Acres in Wyton, near Huntingdon, welcomed Sling the Mesh campaigner Kath Sansom last month.

It is believed that certain types of mesh was trialled on animals.

Camp Beagle is campaigning for the MBR Acres site to be closed down. Here they host a 'banner drop' at Boxworth services.

Camp Beagle is campaigning for the MBR Acres site to be closed down. Here they host a 'banner drop' at Boxworth services. - Credit: Camp Beagle

Kath said: "As a society we need to look at the validity of animal testing and if it translates into meaningful evidence in humans in a real-world setting.  

“We also have men and women suffering pain from hernia mesh, prolapse mesh, rectopexy mesh and mesh used as part of mastectomy surgeries." 

Sling the Mesh was founded in 2015 with 20 members, and now has more than 9,300 suffering complications from mesh.

The plastic material used in surgeries to support weak tissue, to treat a range of conditions including prolapse, incontinence, hernia and reconstruction following mastectomy. 

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Camp Beagle and Kath first connected via social media and were eager to host her at camp to learn more. 

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Sammi Laidlaw, who is continuing to fight for the beagle breeding site to be closed down, said: “We were absolutely chuffed to have finally met Kath, as Sling the Mesh campaign is close to our hearts."

In November last year, singer Will Young handcuffed himself to the gates of Camp Beagle in a “peaceful, direct protest” as he spoke passionately about animal rights. 

The Pop Idol winner, 42, visited MBR Acres to campaign for the closure of the facility and to end the use of beagles in laboratory testing. 

The High Court ruled last year that Camp Beagle could stay outside MBR Acres as long as people stand 10 metres away from the front gates. 

MBR Acres is owned by Marshall BioResources, a global provider of purpose-bred animals for biomedical research and related services. 

They say they are "dedicated to maintaining high standards of animal welfare". 

To find out more about Sling the Mesh follow their Twitter page at: https://twitter.com/MeshCampaign or join their closed Facebook support group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/784263765025642 

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