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VICTORY: Vile monkey testing lab where primates screamed in pain during cruel tests is finally shut down

The vile lab is now closed permanently and ordered to hand over all animals within 2 weeks. They will be transferred to animal welfare organizations or private homes where they will be adopted.

MARK HODGE: ‘A German lab where dogs and monkeys were injected with drugs while chained by their necks has been ordered to close. Horrifying footage filmed last year shed light on the disturbing tests being carried out at the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology (LPT) in Mienenbüttel, Germany. The controversial lab will now close permanently after having its licence revoked and has been ordered to hand over its animals within two weeks.

This follows an undercover investigation by animal rights groups Soko Tierschutz and Cruelty Free International (CFI ) which filmed the footage which made headlines last October. German police were handed the video clips and immediately began probing the facility. The disturbing footage showed monkeys screaming in pain as they were injected with needles while being held in neck harnesses. Adorable dogs, said to be beagles, were also filmed being subjected to the cruel experiments.

Kerry Postlewhite, director of public affairs for the charity, said: “We are delighted that the authorities have taken action to hold LPT accountable. “The levels of animal cruelty and breaches of law exposed by our investigation are totally unacceptable. The evidence from our findings has lifted the lid on the secrecy that continues to surround the use of animals in these outdated tests and highlights the need for a review of toxicity testing throughout Europe. “Cruelty of this nature cannot be allowed to take place in any laboratory.”

According to CFI, there are currently 96 dogs at the facility while another 80 hounds have already been handed over to animal rescuers. The charity says 49 cats have been saved as well. All the animals will be transferred to animal welfare organisations or to private homes where they will be adopted. A local official told NDR: “LPT is given a period of two weeks to hand over all animals still living in the animal testing facility – there are 96 dogs – to suitable third parties”.’  SOURCE…

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