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Cruelty Free International is an animal protection and advocacy group that campaigns for the abolition of all animal experiments.
The group has partnered with SOKO Tierschutz, a German animal rights nonprofit organization, and together they have exposed an unimaginable reality inside the Laboratory for Pharmacology and Toxicology (LPT) in Mienenbüttel, south-west of Hamburg.
Helpless monkeys, dogs, and cats have been subjected to laboratory testing that has been slammed by many people as barbaric, appalling, nightmarish, and much more.
An undercover agent filmed a video and took pictures at the LPT.
He worked there as an animal keeper assistant between December 2018 and March 2019.
The harrowing footage shows helpless monkeys strapped to metal harnesses crying in pain while they desperately try to escape, monkeys being abused by the lab technicians, cats and dogs left bleeding and dying after being subjected to toxicity testing.
After the horrific, inhumane, and sickening video had been released on October 11, local authorities launched an investigation and until it’s concluded, no more animal testing will be approved.
Cruelty Free International reports that the local veterinary authority is also taking action against LPT for the size of the cages in which 44 of the monkeys were kept.
The Daily Mail reports that Friedrich Mullen from SOKO Tierschutz said: "They are kept in cramped conditions in small cages. Many of the animals have developed compulsive tendencies and are seen going around in circles."
Michelle Thew, Chief Executive of Cruelty Free International, said: “Our research reveals appalling animal suffering, inadequate care for animals, bad practices, and breaches of European and German law.” "We call for a comprehensive review of this case and all such animal testing in Europe." “We are calling for LPT to be closed." .
I do admire and applaud the people who go undercover to bring to light realities we cannot imagine.
Please help stop their suffering. Please sign the petition.