Category: Vivisection

Research on animals for military purposes!

 

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Earlier and today, living beings, especially pigs, monkeys, goats, rabbits, dogs, mice and rats are used for war research. Pigs were used as living targets, especially in Eastern and Northern Europe, to test the accuracy of newly developed machine guns.

Letzte Reise der Prinz Eugen/Thousands of animals, such as goats, pigs, mice, and rats were housed in the atomic bombs of test ships, while people on other ships waited at greater distances. The effects of radioactivity on the irradiated animals should be investigated. Goats received blood scrub.

 

Since humans exist, there are also wars. Ever since humans exist, war devices of all kinds have been tested on animals before being used in humans. From the atomic bomb to the rapid-fire rifle, from pests to nerve gas – everything is tested on defenseless animals. The experiments in the field of armaments research are subject to the strictest secrecy, which is why the sparse information that reaches the public is only the tip of the iceberg. Examples from the past:

The US Army abused monkeys by being irradiated with neutrons and subjected to electric shocks. The radioactively contaminated primates had to walk in treadmills until they died of exhaustion (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 20.2.84).

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On behalf of the US Department of Defense, monkeys were caged at various distances to detonate a neutron bomb. Monkeys that were 700 yards from the explosion died within 48 hours of a dreadful death struggle. Animals within 900 meters were unable to move for minutes and died within a few days (International Herald Tribune, 7.11.78).

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Norwegian military used pigs as living targets. Soldiers fired rifles and pistols at the hind legs and bellies of the suspended animals (picture on Sunday, March 18, 1984).
In Sweden soldiers shot at anesthetized pigs to test a “human” machine gun and inflicted serious abdominal injuries. After awakening from anesthesia, her suffering and dying were observed (Stern, 35/78).

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The Soviets tested anthrax bombs on monkeys. Depending on the wind that spread the deadly cargo, the animals sometimes died at breakneck speed, but usually torturously slowly. One wanted to determine, how intensively internal organs would be affected by the pathogens, how quickly the animals died (Spiegel 41/00).
In the German Army shot at dogs and in vest vests minced pigs. Many of the animals continued to suffer for days before being wounded or killed.

Also in the german Army, guinea pigs and pigs were exposed to gun thunder. The noise disturbed the eardrum and the tissues of the animals in the lung area (Spiegel 13/84).

In the former German Democratic Republic pigs and rats were exposed to intense radiation of radioactive cobalt 60. The GDR government wanted to find out how fast pigs and cows had to be slaughtered after a nuclear war in order to be able to consume them (daily newspaper, 24.9.91).

In Israel, dogs were strapped explosives, with which they had to run into the enemy country. By remote control, the cargo was exploded if the animals were not previously shot down by the enemy (star 1/90).

In the former Soviet Union, dolphins, seals and beluga whales filled with bombs or bullets were used to kill enemy divers (civilian 3/00).

The German Army Forces carries out so-called “live tissue training” every year – to be sure, these are training sessions on live animals, -in these case – on pigs. In these surgical courses, also called “trauma training”, operations of war wounds are practiced – for example, injuries with severe bleedings! (https://www.peta.de/bundeswehr-op-kurse-petition, May 2019)

“I am Oliver Stone. Every year, the US military shoots and stigmatizes more than ten thousand living animals in cruel “trauma training” exercises in situations that do not resemble real battlefield conditions and do not help soldiers at all to rescue. Undercover shots show these top secret exercises in Virginia Beach.

Live goats were crushed and killed in courses by the US Coast Guard, led by contractor Tear One Contract Group. The instructors used tree-cutting tongs while the animals were still alive. They joked and whistled and a trainer stabbed with a scalpel several times on a goat and escapes her internal organs! Some goats start waking up while being cut in half because they have not been properly anaesthetized.

They moved their legs and bumped. Later in the day, goats were shot in the face with pistols and how they were hacked apart while still alive.

As a veteran, I believe that those who want to fight for our country need the best possible training. An amputated goat with tree-cutting forceps is not a learning tool of the 21st century, and amputating animals is not an effective training path.

There are perfect human imitations today (trauma man) that bleed and are already in use in many military nations! Help us to end the war against the animals”.

https://www.aerzte-gegen-tierversuche.de/de/infos/allgemeine-infos/allgemein/482-kriegsforschung-an-tieren

My comment: Most of brain research is commissioned by the military. Under the guise of science, sick people can fully live out their sadistic, animal-tormenting fantasies. The whole thing is also often financed with our taxpayers’ money.

There is hardly a country in which not weapons of all kinds are tested until the high-tech rocket on animals. Living targets, exposed to radioactive radiation or the administration of viruse, the misuse of animals for military purposes is the most perfidious, cruel thing imaginable.

The Animal Protection Act prohibits animal testing for the testing of weapons, ammunition and related equipment. But under the guise of alleged protection of soldiers such torturous animal experiments take place and the ban will be avoided.

“The thinking of the future, must make war impossible” (A.Einstein)

 

My best regards to all, Venus

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AZERBAIJAN: STOP MASS KILLING OF STRAY DOGS! SIGN THE PETITION!

Stray dogs in Azerbaijan are constantly threatened to death by the Executive Authority and the Toplan’s personnel. The money allocated from budget to solve the problem does not go to the destination; it is not used for its intended purpose. Moreover, the executive power department hires people for extra charge for mass shot in the night. And the crazy thing is, the government does not want to accept assistance from local animal rights defenders. In her role of representative of OIPA Azerbaijan, Ilhama Nasirova came up with a list of ten requests to the Azerbaijani public authorities, please sign this petition! Let our voices unite! They must listen to us!

Sign the petition:

https://www.oipa.org/international/azerbaijan-institutions-dog-killing/

 

CHILE: A GOOD FIRST STEP TOWARDS THE ABOLITION OF GREYHOUND RACING

July 3, 2019 was a historic day in Chile. The Chamber of Deputies’ Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources approved a draft law on the abolition of greyhound racing. The bill in question is intended to amend the law N°20.380 on animal protection, with the specific aim of prohibiting and punishing the organization of greyhound racing. The Commission accepted the request of those who speak out for the weak. We all keep our fingers crossed that the draft law will definitely become law soon! Meanwhile, please sign this petition to the Chilean Parliament to ask to abolish ASAP dog racing!

Read more at: https://www.oipa.org/international/chile-greyhound-racing-prohibition/

 

CRUEL DOG POPULATION MANAGEMENT METHODS IN EGYPT

In Egypt, animal control is under the jurisdiction of the ministry of Agriculture. Egyptian institutions’ way to tackle the stray dogs issue is very simple: to kill ALL free roaming dogs. The problem is that the country has not yet adopted an Animal Protection Act. In the last 60 years, the Egyptian population has been brainwashed into believing that dogs mean rabies and impure animals and that they are dangerous for human life. This indoctrination led many people to take their own action against free roaming dogs, poisoning and shooting at them. Animal rights activists are at the end of their rope. They tried to make the institutions understand the futility of killing dogs in order to reduce stray dog population. After decades of killing of animals what are the results? Dogs have not disappeared; actually, their number is constantly increasing.

Read more at: https://www.oipa.org/international/dogs-killed-egypt-government/

 

LET’S FREE THE MACAQUES!

On July 6th, over a thousand people, including citizens, associations and animal rights activists, gathered and marched peacefully on the streets of Parma. All united on one single goal: the liberation of six macaques that will be subjected to an awful experiment that will make them blind, conducted in the Universities of Turin and Parma.The target of the protest was the research project called ‘LIGHTUP – Turning the cortically blind brain to see’, that is to say, vivisection procedures on macaques. On July 11th, OIPA held a public debate on the outright brutality of animal testing, organised together with other associations. Several scientists took part in the debate. They showed that animal testing is totally anachronistic and ineffective and cannot be justified on scientific grounds

Read more at: https://www.oipa.org/international/free-macaques-testing-parma-blind/

 

PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERSHIP IN THE WESTERN BALKANS: THE CASE OF ALBANIA AND KOSOVO

The Western Balkans are not yet a safe place for stray dogs. Their number is high and they are unwanted by large portions of the local population. However, at the same time there are several NGOs working to improve animal welfare in the region. Thanks to their hard work and commitment, national and local institutions are beginning to understand the importance of CNVR programs and some collaborations have been established in the last few years between NGOs and the institutions. What we are trying to do in the Western Balkan region is not just only a rescue program for single animals. In our view, it is far more important to change the mentality of citizens and the legislation on small animals and stray dogs’ management.

 

Read more at: https://www.oipa.org/international/responsible-dog-ownership-western-balkans/

 

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Mauritius: the supplier of the labor mafia

 

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Ethics? The billion-dollar companies such as VW, BMW and Daimler are now because of the test series of monkeys in the criticism, but honestly, what has changed since the announcement of the exhaust gas scandal really?

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Mauritius is after China the number 2 country selling monkeys for animal testing.
Tens of thousands of monkeys are kept in large farms across the island. The offspring of these wild-caught monkeys are then sent to labs around the world.

In 2016, the breeders exported 8245 animals to North America and Europe – nearly half of them to the United States (see table below).

 

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6000 primates suffer every year in research in Europe with the support of taxpayers!

Ethics play no role in the global economy today! This is shown by the 10 monkeys, who were sitting in an airtight gas chamber, inhaling the fumes from a VW Beetle, while “cartoons” were shown on a screen.

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The car used in the experiment was equipped with illegal fraud software. As a result of the rapid increase in laboratory tests on live monkeys, Sir David Attenborough published an open letter in 2016 (see below).

Every year around 6000 primates suffer from research in Europe. The Patent Office in Munich even approved patents on great apes in 2012.

According to the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, about 2.8 million animals were used for scientific purposes in 2014, including 4636 dogs and 997 cats. Large centers with laboratory laboratories are located in Munich, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hanover, Heidelberg, Tübingen and Freiburg.

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Instead of stopping the animal experiments, there is even a new initiative for animal experiments to be financed with taxpayers’ money.

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 subsidy budget of 2.84 billion euros. The DFG not only funds animal experiments but also supports the new campaign “Understanding Animal Experiments” (!!!).

How great the pressure from opponents of animal experiments is, shows the new campaign of the Alliance of Science Organizations. It is an association of science and research organizations in Germany. With a new initiative, science in Germany wants to inform comprehensively and transparently (!!!) about animal experiments in research. The Alliance of Science Organizations presented their joint project “Understanding Animal Experiments” on September 6, 2016 in Berlin.

It offers a variety of information material on an Internet platform and via social media, provides experts and allows interactive discussions. This campaign costs 250,000 euros annually and is initially limited to three years. The money comes from the five members of the Alliance, who work with animal experiments themselves. In addition, the German Research Foundation (DFG) finances a full-time position to update the contents of the site and to answer inquiries from the population.

The illegal trade in endangered animals for so-called research is a billion dollar business. Especially in China, the demand is increasing more and more. Also great apes find rapid sales there.

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After a doctor pointed out to us in 2013 the monkeys in Mauritius and we made this public, the doctor was threatened and she had to stop her engagement against this massacre. She was even threatened with a career ban. We can see how big this criminal lobby is.

The monkeys are crammed into small wooden boxes and shipped as cargo in passenger aircraft. On long-haul flights, animals suffer from hunger, thirst, anxiety and stress. Animal rights activists have been protesting for years. Many airlines have already left the cruel transport business due to the worldwide protests.

Mauritius still supplies the primates for animal experiments.

What happens to monkeys from Mauritius in the animal experiment lab … can be seen in this video.

Sir David Attenborough is part of a group of leading scientists and animal welfare experts from around the world who have signed an open letter calling for an end to the use of primates for neuroscientific testing.

The letter, published in The Independent, calls for an end to support for certain neuroscientific experiments given the scale of the suffering inflicted on animals and the availability of human approaches.

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“We, the undersigned, are concerned about the extent of the suffering that occurs in many neuroscience experiments on non-human primates, especially when it comes to fluid deprivation and movement restriction.

We believe there is now enough progress on human alternatives and are seriously wondering if further research of this kind is needed, ” says the letter organized by animal rights organization Cruelty Free International.

The naturalist said that recent findings in understanding the ability of primates to suffer pain meant that science should no longer expose monkeys to painful or cruel experiments.

“Realizing that monkeys are, to a certain extent, similar to other primates, and that these animals suffer just as much as we suffer, has changed our attitude and should not be misused to our own benefit,” said Sir David Attenborough after he had signed the letter.

https://netzfrauen.org/2018/02/01/affentest

 

My comment: In Mauritius itself, there have been no animal experiments. But the government has now launched a law that will allow the establishment of animal testing laboratories.
Animal experimenters are to be lured into the country to be able to conduct research on monkeys directly on site.
A billion dollar business, a corrupt mafia that earns it and corrupt countries that support this business. From this recycling of violence and unscrupulousness lives the business of the laboratory mafia.

Long-tailed macaques are caught in the wild with traps and penned for mass-breeding in animal factories – a legalized crime. Animals for which there are no consumers, such as big males, are killed and disposed of like garbage.

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The breeding establishment Noveprim in Mauritius belongs to 47% of the company Covance. The American company has contract laboratories around the world, including in Münster, Germany.

At Covance in Münster every year about 1,000-2,000 monkeys are killed in painful toxicity tests. The animals are pumped chemicals or drugs into the stomach with a tube or injected into the bloodstream. Eventually the animals are killed.

For many years, the Doctors against animal tests, have together with their European partners launched and supported various protest and letter campaigns from ECEAE (European Coalition to End Animal Experiments).

Please sign the petition: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/community_petitions/Stop_the_cruel_Mauritius_monkey_trade_4/

 

My best regards to all, Venus

USA: Pharma Company Sues FDA for Requiring Deadly Tests on Dogs.

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Pharma Company Sues FDA for Requiring Deadly Tests on Dogs

Pharma Company Sues FDA for Requiring Deadly Tests on Dogs

Posted by Jane Wolfe | July 2, 2019

Vanda Pharmaceuticals is taking legal action against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after the government agency blocked the company from continuing studies of a new drug when it declined to adhere to the FDA’s “illegally imposed” requirement to test it on dogs.

The Washington-based company is developing the drug, tradipitant, as a treatment for a variety of ailments including gastroparesis. Following a short clinical trial on 150 human volunteers in 2018, Vanda Pharmaceuticals requested permission from the FDA to prolong the study to over three months.

However, the FDA refused, demanding that Vanda Pharmaceuticals carry out non-rodent animal toxicity studies for a nine-month period before tradipitant could be studied further in humans, and placed a partial clinical hold on the drug’s research.

“The FDA explicitly told us — based on a guidance, which is a recommendation, not binding — that in order to expose patients to more than three months [of] treatment, certain studies have to be done,” said Vanda Pharmaceuticals CEO Mihael Polymeropoulos, speaking to The Hill. “We’ve done most of them except one: a dog study where you treat dogs for nine months. Then you sacrifice the dogs and you look at their organs.”

In a press release, the drug company said that the FDA’s requirement for “unnecessary and unethical animal studies,” which usually involves beagles, would lead to the needless destruction of dozens of dogs.

“We believe that there is no scientific justification for the requirement that tradipitant be tested in a nine-month dog study, given its currently understood safety profile in both animals and humans, and further, that these studies should not be a routine requirement for all sponsors,” explains Polymeropoulos.

“The FDA is ignoring a large body of published scientific evidence which concludes that these chronic dog studies do not offer any additional useful information. That policy is based on old, outdated science and requires the killing of too many dogs without any scientifically justified purpose. Yet, companies have been reticent to stand up to the FDA and demand that it change its policy. Vanda is unwilling to accept the status quo.”

Help stop the cruelty. Sign Lady Freethinker’s petition urging the FDA to abolish nine-month, non-rodent toxicity studies that result in the needless and painful deaths of innocent animals.

Petition Link:

https://ladyfreethinker.org/sign-stop-fda-forcing-drug-companies-to-test-on-animals/

France: Animal experiments in stables come to light

 

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No! That’s not in China, that’s in France! But we immediately remember the holes on the bear’s body in China to get the bile fluid!!

 

Have you ever heard of “fistula cows”? Cows with implanted “window” to the stomach…?

It is implanted into a living being, in the case of a cow, by surgery, an externally accessible access, and through this opening contents can be filled and samples taken.
Why? Investigation of methane formation in the stomach of the cows. As we all know, methane production causes greenhouse gases that destroy our environment.

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The invention of this torture is not new, it’s officially from the 19th century, but we think it could also be a torture method from the time of the Holy Inquisition.

What is new is the strong courage of the animal rights activists of the L214 group, which has brought this vile, fascist practice to light for the first time.
Thank you very much to L214!

This video shows live cows with built-in holes in their bodies that look like portholes or windows inside. These are inputs to the rumen, one of the four stomachs, and to make it easier for the meat mafia to examine the digestive system of the animals.

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The images were filmed in February and May inside a private agricultural research facility in Saint-Symphorien, northwestern France. The facility belongs to a division of the French food research giant Avril which said:  the “six fistulated cows” there were monitored “extremely rigorously” by vets (!!!). The stables are run by the company Sanders – one of the largest French feed producers.

L214 said:  the practice was “symptomatic of the way animals are considered as simple machines at our disposal” and has launched an online campaign to end it.

“As citizens, we call on the ministers for research and agriculture to immediately ban experiments aimed at increasing the productivity of animals,” it said.

According to the activists, these artificial holes are emblematic of how to deal with animals as soulless machines at our disposal. The animal protection group claims to have filed a complaint with the local prosecutor for “illegal experiments and serious animal abuse”. An online campaign has also started.  Signez la pétition : https://www.l214.com/vaches-hublot

“This process is used worldwide for research purposes only,” (!!!) Avril Group said in a response to the L214 investigation. “This is currently the only solution to study the digestion of plant proteins.”

It added: “This analysis is essential for many advances in breeding and, in particular, to improve the digestive health of millions of animals, reduce the use of antibiotics and reduce emissions of nitrates and methane related to livestock.”

It also criticised L214 for unnecessary “illegal intrusion” at the facility, which it said “regularly opens its doors to the public.”

 Signez la pétition : https://www.l214.com/vaches-hublot

https://www.euronews.com/2019/06/20/cows-with-portholes-into-stomach-filmed-by-animal-rights-group

 

And we mean: The company Avril and every animal barracks, which operates such torture, does not need to keep its door open to the public.
They all have to close the holes in the animals’ bodies, which they torture illegally and uselessly every day.

The visitors know today that the holes in the body of the cows do not reduce the problem with the methane, nitrate and antibiotics and certainly can not solve it.
Who eats animals and their products causes a climate catastrophe and cooperates in these medieval torture methods against animals.

My best regards to all, Venus

 

 

 

Because the future is free from animal testing…

 

A world-leading animal testing laboratory in the UK closes the doors – Because the future is animal-free!

 

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Great Britain is sending out an important signal for forward-looking research: The animal testing laboratory of the famous Sanger Institute is closed.
Official reason: Increased focus on modern, animal-free research systems.
The nationwide association Doctors Against Animal Experiments welcomes this strategy and urges animal testing laboratories in this country to use the signs of the time also.

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The Wellcome Sanger Institute” in Hinxton, UK, is one of the world’s leading centers for genome research. The charity is funded by the Wellcome Trust, the world’s second richest foundation to promote medical research.

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The institute near Cambridge employs 900 people, 70 of them in the animal testing laboratory. For the past 13 years, this has supplied thousands of researchers around the world with a variety of animals, including frogs, fish, rats and mice – many of them genetically modified.

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Following an in-depth review of the Institute’s strategy, it was decided that the Animal Research Institute, which was built in 2006 for £ 30 million (just under € 34 million), will be closed by 2022 at the latest.

As the renowned scientific journal nature reports, the reason for the decision is the rapid global establishment of human-based research models such as 3-dimensional cell culture systems and organoids. They want to increasingly rely on these research systems, as they are forward-looking. For example, the Sanger Institute participates in the international Human Cell Atlas project, in which all cell types of the human body are characterized in detail.

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This decision is a great signal and a huge success for human-based, animal-free research that needs to be further developed and promoted,” says Dr. Tamara Zietek, scientist at Doctors Against Animal Experiments.
Dr. Zietek himself has been researching for years on 3-dimensional intestinal organoids at the TU Munich and witnessed the impressive development of these systems within the last 10 years.

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“Animal testing facilities need to be closed to allow funding– either from the state or, as in this case, from a foundation- to be used to build new centers dedicated to high-performance human-based in vitro research.”

Berlin is a model for this research, where the new research campus “The Simulated Man” is currently being built.
Emphasis should be there the development of new immunotherapies with cancer.

“For tens of millions of dollars to build new animal laboratories, as it is planned, for example, in Hamburg, is economically and scientifically dumb and absolutely not forward-looking,” complains. med. Zietek.

 

https://www.aerzte-gegen-tierversuche.de/de/neuigkeiten/2945-weltweit-fuehrendes-tierversuchslabor-in-grossbritannien-schliesst-die-pforten

 

My comment: The well-known cancer researcher Dr. Irwin D. J. Bross, head of the Department of Life Statistics at the Roswell Park Memorial Institute in New York, said something very important about animal testing:

“Not a single drug for the treatment of human cancer was originally found through an animal experiment … The results of animal models of drugs or other remedies have caused nothing but confusion, and misled those cancer researchers who tried to draw conclusions from mice to humans pull. […]. From a scientific point of view, experiments on animals can therefore be described as pure fraud. Privately they (the experimenters) will admit that the animal model does not work, but they react with a “shrug of their shoulders” when asked if it works.

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The animal experiment is simply a criminal method that must be abolished. We do not need alternatives for that. But we need a completely new system. So an animal-free research system. “

 

My best regards to all, Venus

Let’s rescue the 6 macaques from the lab in Torino!

 

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Monkeys should not be blinded!

Our Italian partner organization LAV has launched a petition to the Italian Minister of Health Guilia Grillo. Here is the translation of the petition text:

When they woke up, they did not understand what had happened. They only felt strong pain. When they tried to open their eyes, they realized that something terrible had happened: they could not see anymore!!

The #UniversityTurin is responsible for a new series of animal experiments on 6 macaque monkeys, in which the animals are surgically blinded, that is blinded – for studies on visual impairment in humans.

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The macaques are first “trained” to be fixed in a primate chair for hours each day and to recognize images on a screen. After this phase, they are blinded. Invasive surgery on the brain is painful and should be done in the fall. The entire trial project is 5 years long. To stop that, we have to get active now!

The study will be carried out at the same time – not later – on human volunteers. Research into the treatment of visual impairment has made great strides, thanks to experiments with volunteer patients who are fully aware of it. Not surprisingly, animal testing fails in 95% * of the cases. The planned animal experiments are therefore not only ethically unacceptable, but what should be their purpose?

Months ago, we asked the Ministry of Health for a protocol of the planned trials from LAV, but access to it was denied. That’s why we turned to TAR twice: we citizens have the right to know what the EU Commission’s € 2 million in public money will be spent on!

We urge Minister Giulia Grillo to immediately stop the animal experimentation project “LIGHTUP – Turning the cortically blind brain to see” and to give the monkeys to rescue centers and / or animal welfare associations without delay.

Let us save the 6 macaques from these atrocities! Help us – before it’s too late!

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* NCATS (US NIH). About the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. https://ncats.nih.gov/about # Doctors Against Animals Trials #Animal Trials #Research

Here is the original text of the petition in Italian and the petition.
Please signe and share: https://www.change.org/p/giulia-grillo-salviamo-i-macachi-di-torino

Al loro risveglio non capiranno cosa gli è successo. Sentiranno solo tanto dolore. Quando proveranno ad aprire gli occhi, i macachi scopriranno una cosa terribile: non ci vedranno più.

L’Università di Torino è responsabile di una nuova sperimentazione durante la quale 6 macachi verranno operati e resi ciechi per studi su deficit visivi nell’essere umano.

I macachi verranno prima sottoposti a un training durante il quale, quasi ogni giorno, per ore, verranno immobilizzati su delle sedie e costretti a riconoscere delle immagini. Dopo questa fase verranno resi ciechi. L’intervento al cervello, molto invasivo e doloroso, si svolgerà in autunno e l’intera sperimentazione durerà 5 anni. Per fermarla dobbiamo agire, subito!

Lo studio verrà condotto contemporaneamente, e non dopo, anche su volontari umani: la ricerca su nuove cure per persone ipovedenti ha compiuto passi importanti solo grazie alle sperimentazioni su malati umani consapevoli. Non c’è da stupirsi, visto che i test sugli animali falliscono, ufficialmente, in oltre il 95 % dei casi*. Quindi oltre a essere inaccettabile moralmente, che senso ha questa sperimentazione?

Noi di LAV mesi fa abbiamo chiesto al Ministero della Salute il Protocollo di questo esperimento, ma l’accesso agli atti ci è stato negato. Per questo abbiamo fatto ricorso due volte al TAR: i cittadini hanno il diritto di sapere in che modo verranno spesi due milioni di euro di fondi pubblici dati dalla Commissione Europea!

Chiediamo alla Ministra della Salute Giulia Grillo di interrompere immediatamente la sperimentazione “LIGHTUP – Turning the cortically blind brain to see” e di liberare subito i macachi affidandoli a Centri di recupero e/o ad Associazioni animaliste.

Salviamo i 6 macachi da questa crudeltà. Aiutaci anche tu. Prima che sia troppo tardi.

 

My comment: Do you remember Britches?

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Britches was born in March 1985 in the University of California, Riverside (UCR). Britches was an infant monkey that was withdrawn right after the birth of his mother.
His eyes were sewn up in an experimental laboratory.

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At his head an electric sonar device was fixed with bandages, which should function like a visual guide and should issue warning tones. Britches was to serve as a “test animal” in a three-year study that examined the behavior and development of 24 monkeys under the influence of a sensory replacement system.

In 1985, Britches (and 460 more animals) were freed by brave ALF activists.
Treatment of the animals in the laboratory has been described as sadistic and inhuman. Britches stands as a symbol for the millions of animals that are still tortured to death with increasing numbers in laboratories.

He was fortunate, though he became blind, to be liberated.

Britches was released by the ALF in a sanctuary in Mexico, where he was adopted by a female monkey, which had already reared several monkey orphans and was then able to lead a loving life among his peers.

Since then the eyes of monkey babies at the University of California are no longer sewn shut!

But the Labor Mafia in the University of Torino still relies on the same torture methods as the University of California although this cruel method was practiced almost 35 years ago and proved to be a failure!!
Animal experiments do not work and have no scientific value, every good and honest scientist knows it. The animal experiments are the quackery in medicine and therefore worthless.

Please sign the petition: https://www.change.org/p/giulia-grillo-salviamo-i-macachi-di-torino

My best regards to all, Venus