After the scandal ruling by the Hamburg Higher Administrative Court, according to which the Hamburg animal testing laboratory is allowed to reopen the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology (LPT), Doctors Against Animal Experiments filed a criminal complaint against the LPT on suspicion of cruelty to animals.
The nationwide association wants to underline the urgency that the people responsible for the animal suffering documented on film must be brought to justice.
In October last year, covert recordings by SOKO Animal welfare from the LPT laboratory in the Lower Saxony district of Mienenbüttel brought scandalous conditions to the public: dogs lying in their own blood and monkeys writhing in primate chairs.
LPT manipulated studies.
For example, animals that have died in a series of experiments are said to have been swapped for living ones without having to properly note this or to take it into account in the further course of the study – with corresponding risks also for human health.
After the undercover investigation, the authorities withdrew the operator’s permission to keep animals because his reliability is not given –
This was done in January 2020 first at the Mienenbüttel location and in February at the headquarters in Hamburg-Neugraben.
Only the 3rd laboratory in Schleswig-Holstein remained unmolested.
In August of this year, the Hamburg Higher Administrative Court overturned the decision of the authorities and allowed animals to be kept at the headquarters in Hamburg-Neugraben again.
The nationwide association Doctors Against Animal Experiments considers the decision to be incomprehensible.
“Even if personnel changes have been made, this does not change the irresponsible behavior of the operator,” said Dr. med. vet. Corina Gericke, Vice Chairwoman of Doctors Against Animal Experiments.
In the opinion of the association, those responsible, especially the managing director Jost Leuschner, must at least be punished.
“The filmed evidence shows very clearly that the crime of cruelty to animals is present.
So the severity of the law has to take effect, otherwise, the animal welfare law degenerates into a laughing stock, ”explains Gericke.
“In the video, you can clearly see the behavioral disorders that result from keeping the monkeys (macaques) and dogs (beagles) in a way that is contrary to animal protection. The monkeys and dogs keep turning in a circle, ” the vet continues.
These so-called stereotypes in captive animals are a symptom of poor welfare and indicate that the animals are suffering mentally.
After the undercover recordings were published, several animal welfare organizations and individuals filed criminal charges.
The LPT managing director Jost Leuschner and employees -who are not known by name- are responsible for the animal suffering and must be held accountable for it.
According to media reports, the LPT wants to give up Mienenbüttel as an animal testing laboratory.
Instead, the operational part is to be left to a facility that advocates animal welfare and “alternative test methods” (!!!)
“On the one hand it is, of course, gratifying that no animals are tortured anymore in Mienenbüttel, on the other hand, it is obvious that the death laboratory wants to divert attention from its reprehensible actions,” the veterinarian concludes.
The criminal complaint was drawn up in cooperation with the German Legal Society for Animal Welfare Law.
And I mean…Three animal testing laboratories in three federal states – and one person in charge: Jost Leuschner! he is the sole managing director of the LPT Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology GmbH & Co. KG. (Annual profit 2017: around 5.8 million euros)
Morals and animal welfare laws play no role in the animal laboratory economy! This shows the suffering of the animals in the death laboratory in Hamburg.
There have been horror experiments on animals behind closed laboratory doors. With our tax money.
Dogs bled and died, monkeys were routinely abused, all in the name of regulatory testing. Animals that end up in this facility will not come out alive. Almost nobody gets any insight.
Not only do thousands of primates suffer for research in Germany, but the beagle is also used as an experimental animal.
It was even “Laboratory Animal of the Year 2019”!
Around 2,000 dogs are poisoned, burned, operated on, infected, and, for the most part, killed in Germany every year!
The German Research Foundation (DFG) is an institution for the promotion of science and research in the Federal Republic of Germany.
In 2015 it had a funding budget of 2.84 billion euros.
The DFG not only finances animal experiments but also supports the “Understanding Animal Experiments” campaign.
“Understanding Animal Experiments” is an initiative of German science, coordinated by the Alliance of Science Organizations.
This campaign costs 250,000 euros annually.
Covance Inc. is one of the world’s largest contract research organizations with offices in 20 countries.
The branch in Münster, Germany, specializes in reproductive toxicity tests on monkeys, and Covance has been operating one of the largest animal testing laboratories for monkeys in Europe for many years.
Medicines or chemicals are often pumped into the stomach or injected into the bloodstream of pregnant monkeys by tube on a daily basis to observe the effect on their offspring.
The consequences can be stillbirths or deformities. The substances are also given to male monkeys to test their fertility.
For monkeys, it’s hell on earth.
Covance was sued several times for violations of animal welfare law and the laboratory was eventually closed.
Germany is slowly developing into the world’s animal testing laboratory.
It was formerly the land of thinkers and poets.
Today we are world champions in the export of weapons and animal corpses.
My best regards to all, Venus