Tuesday 15 October 2019 | 120

Laboratory of Pharmacology and toxicology (LPT): sadism performed in the name of "good"

The German NGO Soko Tierschutz lifts the veil behind the scenes at the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology (LPT). An appalling return to an investigation into animal experiments which are performed out of sight, in defiance of the law and of all humanity. With Cruelty Free International, we call for the closure of this establishment and the abolition of cruel, unnecessary and outdated tests!

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Image : SOKO Tierschutz/Cruelty Free International

Translucent pipettes, white coats, bluish protective masks, examination gloves and matching turquoise eyes… The internet showcase of the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology (LPT) in Germany, shines with cleanliness and for good reason. This organization, which claims excellence in the field of toxicological research, works for pharmaceutical, industrial and agrochemical companies around the world in order to meet the requirements of governments and regulatory authorities. So, it is better not to have dirty hands.

Please note, the images are particularly shocking.

The lab of horrors

But this sanitized atmosphere actually turns out to be a smoke screen. Which camouflages abominable atrocities. The NGO Soko Tierschutz and our partner Cruelty Free International managed to infiltrate the laboratory. The images they bring back are unbearable. Goodbye immaculate walls and mattresses, here blood is spurting from all sides. That of the monkeys, cats, dogs and rabbits who are massacred with the soul aim to provide statistics to the researchers. Toxicity tests involve poisoning animals, this is how scientists hope to determine how much a chemical or drug can cause serious harm, and what the "safe" dosage for humans would be. Subject to injections, forced to eat or inhale increasing amounts of harmful substances, guinea pigs are victims of vomiting, internal bleeding, respiratory distress, fever, weight loss, lethargy, skin problems or organic insufficiency before dying. No aesthetic, no pain relief is provided. It is in terror, the screams and appalling suffering that they agonize and / or die, alone, deep in their dungeons.

Tormented for nothing

As in December 2014, we are relaying this survey from our partners, in order to once again denounce what is happening in the laboratories in this country, in violation of European and German laws. We also issue an emergency appeal to the international community to end animal testing, as vile as it is useless. These tests are unreliable predictors for humans, as each species often reacts differently to the same substance. They therefore do not guarantee safe and effective drugs. On the other hand, they demonstrate to what extent the border between "good" and "evil" has very vague outlines in the minds of some ... For us, it is clear: barbarism has no place in a society that claims to be civilized.

Marie-Sophie Bazin
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anne | Sunday 01 March 2020

Tout d'abord, merci, merci et encore merci de diffuser la vérité, si abominable qu'elle soit. Depuis plus d'un siècle et demi, les associations anti-vivisection dénoncent les pratiques terribles perpétrées dans les labos sous le prétexte de science. Aujourd'hui, la multiplication des photos et vidéos ne laissent plus aucune place au moindre doute. Ici, nous avons vu ce qui se passe dans un laboratoire allemand mais l'Allemagne ne détient pas le monopole de l'innommable: ces pratiques existent partout ! Lorsqu'on vous demande de soutenir la recherche par un don, assurez-vous que votre argent servira uniquement à soutenir les méthodes alternatives.

CHRISTINA | Friday 31 January 2020

Ces images sont abominables. Libérez ces pauvres animaux. Fermez ces laboratoires qui ne servent à rien et ne font que torturer de pauvres animaux sans défense. ça ne sert pas la cause humaine. Arrêtons ce carnage...

Anna | Thursday 30 January 2020

La barbarie chez eux, chez nous, partout ! On n'en peut plus de visionner toutes ces horreurs. Nos politiques sont indifférents et regardent ailleurs, c'est plus confortable. Des associations et des particuliers comme nous hurlons nôtre indignation et impuissance devant tant de souffrance. La politique et le vote il n'y a que cela pour les faire bouger !

natacha | Thursday 30 January 2020

Une HONTE ! De quoi l'humain est capable vis à vis des animaux et pourquoi ? Pour rien. Il jouit de la souffrance. Toutes ces expériences sont absolument inutiles, il y a bien d'autres alternatives. J'ai envie de vomir en voyant tous ces animaux torturés. Faut-il attendre encore longtemps avant que tout cela cesse ?