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Staff at German Animal Testing Lab Where Monkeys Scream in Pain Say Test Results Were Falsified

It seems the horrific tests were all for nothing, with a former employee stating: I had to falsify documents. When the studies did not show the results we expected, I was told I had to make them more favorable.

LUCY CONNOLLY: ‘Staff at the German laboratory where monkeys were filmed screaming in pain have said the cruel tests were pointless anyway because they made up the results. Former employees of the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology (LPT) in Lower Saxony said they were forced to falsify the results of animal experiments by senior managers. The former staff members at the LPT animal testing sites in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein also spoke of ‘horrific’ cruelty against rabbits and rodents, and not only against monkeys and dogs as was previously claimed.

The animal activist organisation Soko Tierschutz, along with Cruelty Free International, uncovered the harrowing abuse which included animals being left bleeding and dying following toxicity testing. Footage obtained by an undercover worker as part of the joint operation showed beagles having pipes forced down their throats and being given capsules, before they were left bleeding and suffering following the experiments. It also captured tiny, defenceless monkeys screaming out in pain as workers used metal devices around their necks to restrain them and conduct various tests on them.

Now, it seems these horrific tests were all for nothing, with one former employee stating: “I didn’t just experience this, I also had to do this. I had to falsify documents. When the studies did not show the results we expected, I was told I had to make them more favourable”. Another staff member claimed the results for one particular study involving rats – ‘which resulted in many horrific deaths’ – were falsified, with ‘a lower dosage then [bringing] the desired results’…

After the horrifying footage was released, German authorities conducted a spot check of the LPT facility and confirmed the allegations made by the animal activists… The European Parliament have since confirmed they are meeting to discuss the allegations made by Cruelty Free International and Soko Tierschutz, regarding animal cruelty and breaches of EU law at the laboratory… Pharmaceutical giants Boehringer Ingelheim and Merck are said to have suspended their relationships with LPT. The investigation continues’. SOURCE…


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