Thursday 25 February 2016 | 48

When France kills dogs...

When France kills dogs, Italy chooses to condemn those who torture them. The Brescia Court of Appeal has just confirmed the severe condemnation of the managers of Green Hill, a dog breeding facility for laboratories all over Europe. 3000 beagles are saved!

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France is one of 27 countries in the European Union, one that experiments the most on dogs and cats. Recently with the Biotrial scandal, a person died. Yet, dogs had died during the preclinical testing phases ... tortured and killed, and for what?

Since 1999 One Voice has campaigned for the end of dog and cat experimentation and illustrates its concerns. One Voice successfully managed to stop the installation of a breeding facility by Marshall in Montbeugny, exposed through several investigations the practices of breeding dogs for laboratories and managed to save several beagles.

We have already written to the Minister of Health about the chimpanzees that would have been used by Biotrial and have yet not received a response. A new letter has also been sent to him this week as well as to the Minister of Research asking for reports concerning those dogs whose death did not stop that of a human. The historic victory of the LAV in Italy should be inspiring! 

Because of LAV our Italian partner in the European Coalition, has been running a long legal battle. After years of fighting to close the Green Hill dog farm and a startling investigation, they filed a complaint and obtained in 2012 the seizure of 3000 Beagles destined for laboratories all over Europe. Then, the case took a decisive turn in 2014, when Italy announced that it was prohibiting this type of breeding. And in January 2015, the judgment at first instance convicted the veterinarian, the director and the executive manager of Green Hill.

By confirming this conviction yesterday for acts of cruelty, ill-treatment and illegal euthanasia, the Court of Appeal sends a strong signal to all scientists: dogs do not belong in laboratories!

The penalties are exemplary: imprisonment and disqualification for 2 years. It must be said that in Green Hill dogs were not cared for but killed, even for simple dermatological pathologies: the question of profitability ... With this decision, Italy clearly expresses its refusal to prioritize the economic interests even of a big multinational like Marshall (who owns Green Hill) when the well-being of sentient individuals is at stake.

And, France? Will it continue to turn a blind eye to ethics and progress when economic interests are at stake? Yet how many more deaths still to investigate concerning the practices of the French laboratories?

Help us better protect our companions: Sign and circulate our petition!

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Comments 48

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Roro | Saturday 22 October 2016

Ces gens qui vont chaque jour travailler pour torturer, tuer ne sont pas normaux.
Cela s'appelle des tortionnaires, des malades .

lys | Wednesday 27 July 2016

Merci beaucoup l'Italie, un pays très intelligent, à la France et aux autres de vous suivre !!!!!

wettlé | Tuesday 07 June 2016

Tout ce qui concerne la cause animale dont l'exploitation et l'utilisation immonde des animaux à toutes fins plus qu'ignobles inadmissibles et infâmes, "juste pour les besoins ou conforts d'humains" me révolte me perturbe me bouleverse et j'en pleure....
Nous vivons dans une société folle de plus en plus malade où la course au profit, la course à la rentabilité et à rapidité sont devenues la règle à suivre et à adopter, et ce sont les plus fragiles, les plus vulnérables qui paient dont bien sûr les animaux.
Je ne comprends pas qu'aucun gouvernement ne s'inquiète ne s'alarme et n'ait dans son programme la condition des animaux, la cause animale et défense et protection des animaux dans tous domaines, et pour 2017, comme le déclare Brigitte BARDOT, cela doit être un enjeu à la présidence, et je trouve très choquant que personne ne s'intéresse davantage aux animaux à toutes les exploitations infâmes insoutenables et abominables dont ils sont victimes rien qu'en France, ce désintérêt pour les animaux démontre clairement le manque de civisme, le manque de valeur et de grandeur de la France.

Chantal (Belgique) | Wednesday 18 May 2016

J'adore tous les animaux mais autant les chats que les chiens que les singes etc.... J'ai votre livre noir sur mon pc et les chats sont aussi torturés ainsi que pleins d'autres animaux.

Je trouve que c'est de tous ces animaux qu'il faut parler. Admettons que la France (et j'espère bien que la Belgique suivrait) abandonne les expériences sur les chiens, il faudra recommencer le combat pour les chats, chevaux, singes, etc...