Soko Tierschutz, the German animal activist organization, along with Cruelty Free International allegedly said that the ruthless treatment of these animals took place at LPT Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology in Mienenbuttel, situated on the outskirts of Hamburg.
Cover pic: Cruelty Free International/SOKO Tierschutz
TRIGGER WARNING: Animal Cruelty
Harrowing footage of monkeys inhumanely restrained by metal harnesses while cats and dogs are left to bleed and die has been brought to everyone's attention by an animal rights activist group that claims the video was recorded at a German toxicology laboratory. According to reports, Soko Tierschutz, the German animal activist organization, along with Cruelty-Free International allegedly said that the ruthless treatment of these animals took place at LPT Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology in Mienenbuttel, situated in the outskirts of Hamburg.
In the photos, macaques are seen strapped in metal brackets in rows fixed on the walls with them helplessly trying to escape the restraints that hold their heads in place. In another, a poor beagle appears to be bleeding profusely inside a tiny cell. According to Metro, an undercover activist infiltrated the research facility after landing a job there. In the due course of his service between December 2018 to March 2019, he allegedly witnessed testing on cats, monkeys, beagles, and rabbits which were carried out on behalf of numerous companies throughout the world.
Describing the living conditions of the animals as horrific, the undercover worker recalled pipes being forced down the throats of Beagles to administer capsules as a part of an experiment, after which they were left to suffer alone and would often bleed after reports Daily Mail. Furthermore, he claimed that the workers at the facility were untrained animal carers who would usually treat these helpless animals with violence.
Friedrich Mullen who is a part of Soko Tierschutz said, "The animals were even still waggling their tails when they were being taken to be killed, the dogs were desperate for human contact. The worst treatment was kept for the monkeys. The macaques' are a breed of monkeys that are small, relatively light primates, which are often used for animal experiments at LPT. They are kept in cramped conditions in small cages. Many of the animals have developed compulsive tendencies and are seen going round in circles." Cats there were given 13 injections every day by untrained "professionals" and was left to suffer.
Reporting this matter to the police, the animal activists are calling for tightening of Germany's laws protecting animals from experiments. According to reports, LPT is a family-owned contract-testing laboratory that carries out toxicity testing for industrial, pharmaceutical, and agrochemical companies all around the world. This cruel testing is conducted to meet the requirements laid down by regulatory authorities and governments.
https://t.co/u2XdaCpsGi I couldn’t watch the video, I felt sick to the stomach, Absolutely horrific treatment of animals more or less on our doorsteps 😢😡 This has to be stopped!— I’m Agent P Julie #yawn (@JulieTunnock) 15 October 2019
"Toxicity testing involves poisoning animals to see how much of a chemical or drug it takes to cause serious harm, in an attempt to measure what a "safe" dose for humans might be," said Cruelty-Free International. "Animals are injected with or made to eat or inhale increasing amounts of a substance to measure the toxic effects which can be severe and include vomiting, internal bleeding, respiratory distress, fever, weight loss, lethargy, skin problems, organ failure, and even death. No anesthetics or pain relief are provided."
Absolute evil bastard's this is deplorable and makes my blood boil. I feel sick 😭😠😠😠🤬 https://t.co/UiHjPqqacz— nina martell arts (@ninamartell) 15 October 2019
In a statement, the Chief Executive of Cruelty Free International, Michelle Thew said, "Our investigation has uncovered appalling animal suffering, inadequate care, poor practices and breaches of European and German law. We are calling for the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology (LPT) to be closed. We are also calling for a comprehensive review into the use of animals in regulatory toxicity testing in Europe, including the UK. Every investigation, without fail, shows a similar tale of misery and disregard of the law."