Four months of undercover research by the SOKO association and a short, powerful campaign, supported by the power of the images, brought a historical change.
The laboratory is now history, the authorities have withdrawn their operating license, and most of the animals were saved.
Almost 50 years of fighting were going on against LPT, it seemed hopeless to close it, and furthermore the laboratory was expanded, e.g. in primate husbandry.
Former LPT employees accuse the Hamburg-based company of falsifying studies and torturing animals.
Thanks to the “SOKO animal protection” as well as a large demonstration and increasing pressure, the laboratory is now closed!
We have often reported about this: https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/10/18/germany-lpt-labor-concentration-camp-for-animals/
Perhaps we should erect a memorial in front of the Hamburg laboratory in the name of the victims, like this one in Munich in Dachau, to remind us where millions of beings have lost their lives under fascism.
A very nice contribution by the Austrian philosopher and animal ethicist, Helmut. F. Kaplan on the subject:
“Animal testing is wrong regardless of whether it is useful for humans. The legitimate question is not: “What is the maximum amount of health we can produce?” But: “How much health can we generate in an ethically acceptable way?”
The – real or perceived – usefulness of animal testing is not an ethical argument at all: there are many things that would be useful but are still immoral and prohibited, for example human testing.
The only reason why animal experiments have not been frowned upon and banned for a long time is simply because animals cannot defend themselves. They are helpless delivered to us.
But of course this is not a moral justification, just a cynical exercise of power.
Animal experiments are and remain crimes against defenseless beings” (Helmut Kaplan, Animal ethicist)
My best regards to all, Venus