Barbaric animal experiments in Germany. Shocking video from a hidden camera

Posted October 17th, 2019 by thenews
A terrifying recording of experiments conducted on monkeys, dogs, cats was published by Cruelty Free International and Soko Tierschutz (organizations fighting for animal rights). The experiments took place at the Pharmacology and Toxicology Laboratory near Hamburg. The recording shows "a terrible mixture of suffering and cruelty," say activists Soko Tierschutz. The case was described by "The Guardian" and "Daily Mail".

The disclosed video was shot from a hidden camera by Friedrich Mullen, an activist from Soko Tierschutz, who worked in the laboratory for several months. His organization emphasizes that the practices in the Pharmacology and Toxicology Laboratory at Mienenbuttel near Hamburg are not only a "terrible mixture of suffering and cruelty," but also violate German and EU regulations.

Furthermore, animal rights activists believe that pharmaceutical and industrial companies around the world could benefit from this research. Macaques with harnesses at the necks, restrained, forced to stand in an uncomfortable position for a long time. Some try to pull tight collars from the neck. Monkeys enclosed in cages of less than a cubic meter, desperately jumping or spinning around. Beagle lying in a narrow box on a bloody floor. These are just some of the pictures that Friedrich Mullen immortalized in the film. On one shot, a lab worker with metal pliers grabs the macaque by the neck. On another, a technician, holding a terrified monkey by the tail and a rod attached to the collar, places it in a metal support.

Mullen claims that animals have been treated roughly and that the people who 'deal' with them are not trained animal keepers. - The dogs taken for testing even wagged their tails - in this way they desperately wanted to make contact with people - he reports. In the laboratory, toxicity tests were carried out for pharmaceutical, industrial and agrochemical companies. As Cruelty Free International (one of the largest animal protection organizations in the world) reminds: "Toxicity testing involves the poisoning of animals to determine the harmful dose of chemicals.

This attempts to determine the possible" safe "dose for humans." "Animals were injected or forced to eat and inhale increasing amounts of chemicals to measure toxic effects such as vomiting, internal bleeding, respiratory failure, fever, lethargy, skin problems, organ failure and even death. No analgesics or painkillers were provided." - quotes the Daily Mail. Friedrich Mullen described how the experiments on dogs and cats were carried out. Beagles were forced into the throats of the tube through which drugs were administered. Cats were given up to 13 injections a day, after which they were left suffering. The footage caused an angry reaction from activists who said that the suffering of animals kept in a German laboratory was clearly not limited to the minimum, as required by law in many countries.

Kate Willett of the Humane Society International described the practices of the Pharmacology and Toxicology Laboratory at Mienenbuttel as "barbaric" and possibly illegal, and found the conditions in which the animals were kept "terrifying". Willett also questioned the credibility of the study. In her opinion, the data collected based on experiments can be "practically useless" because the animal's responses were changed by the stress they were experiencing. "It is time for this type of research to go to the trash of history.

There are new methods of testing without the participation of animals (...) Such abuse in the name of science in the 21st century is unforgivable" - she emphasized. "Our investigation revealed the terrifying suffering of animals, inadequate care, bad practices and violations of European and German law," said Michelle Thew, director of Cruelty Free International. The organization calls for the closure of the Pharmacology and Toxicology Laboratory near Hamburg, as well as for controls regarding the treatment of animals in toxicity testing facilities across Europe.

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