Category: Vivisection

England: Torture pigs and fight viruses!

Researchers from England used pigs to test vaccines against the novel corona virus. To do this, they take advantage of the similarity of the immune and respiratory systems of pigs and humans.

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Scientists from England now want to use pigs to fight the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. In collaboration with researchers from Oxford University and Public Health England, a team of scientists from the Pirbright Institute will begin testing new vaccines for their ability to raise protective antibodies against SARS-CoV-2.
Among other things, the chimpanzee adenovirus vaccine vector that was used to produce vaccines against Ebola, the Middle East respiratory syndrome and the flu is tested.

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The vaccine candidates developed will contain the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2. This is the protein against which protective antibodies are formed in infected people. To do this, the researchers measure the amount of antibodies produced after injecting vaccine candidates into pigs.

Pig and human respiratory system and immune system very similar (!!!)

They take advantage of the fact that pig and human immune systems have significant similarities. It can be assumed that a good response to a vaccine candidate in pigs is also promising in humans.
At the same time, the scientists will also test the safety of the new vaccines and check whether there are any adverse side effects in the pigs. If this attempt is successful, the next step could be to investigate the possible vaccine in humans.

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The scientists from Pirbright are already using pigs for research on influenza viruses. Pigs have so far been used as large animal models because they have a very similar respiratory system to that of humans. In addition, they inherently become infected with influenza viruses and form antibodies with properties similar to those of humans.
Pigs are therefore a suitable model for carrying out research for the novel corona virus.

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The vaccine vector used cannot cause infection

“The vector vaccine developed at Oxford is used in this SARS-CoV-2 vaccine research because it can produce a strong immune response at a low dose,” explains Bryan Charleston, director of the Pirbright Institute.

“The vaccine vector is not replicable, which means that it cannot cause infection in an individual. This makes its application safer for people with underlying health conditions such as diabetes.

This approach has been applied to other vaccines and we hope that this research will enable the vaccine to advance to the next phase of human testing. ”

https://www.agrarheute.com/tier/schwein/coronavirus-impfstoff-schweinen-getestet-566899

 

And I mean…We are very lucky again!
With a success rate of 5% (which generally affects all results from animal experiments on humans), we will control the healing process of the corona as slowly as that of the Spanish flu.
100 years ago, it took a year; today if we test on pigs it will probably take even longer.

The human being is the only animal that does not learn from its mistakes.

My best regards to all, Venus

U.S: Inside the laboratory hell Johns Hopkins University

 

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USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) inspectors found numerous troubling animal welfare violations, including housing monkeys separately in barren cages and allowing them to suffer from untreated medical conditions.

affe mutter mit totem Kind pngThis monkey is overweight and has severe alopecia. Inspectors noted that JHU had no plan to treat either problem—she was simply left to suffer with her baby in a barren cage.

 
Monkeys, normally gentle, social animals, were kept separated, alone in empty metal cages barely large enough for them to turn around in, with nothing to make their lives worth living.

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The gentle monkey pictured above, who doesn’t even have a toy to play with as a distraction from the unrelenting loneliness, suffers from alopecia, a condition that results in hair loss. The monkey may also be tearing his or her own hair out as a result of the stress of confinement and the absence of peers with whom to engage in mutual grooming, which is what monkeys do in exchange for food, sex, and friendship.

Hair loss is seen in many of the photographs of monkeys in laboratories at JHU. Their stress levels skyrocket in laboratory settings, where extreme isolation and deprivation are interrupted only by unpredictable humans, who frequently inflict pain on them during experiments.

Monkeys caged alone, as USDA inspectors have photographed in JHU labs, tend to exhibit “stereotypic behavior,” such as repetitive movements like pacing, circling, swinging, and rocking, to alleviate their mental anguish and to try to cope with their inadequate environment.

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Kept in these austere settings, monkeys may suffer from psychological trauma. They often pace, pull out their own hair, and bite themselves in a desperate attempt to experience any kind of stimulation in their utterly deprived lives.

The public deserves to know what takes place behind the locked doors of JHU’s laboratories, where experimenters conduct crude animal tests, often receiving taxpayer funds for them.

PETA is fighting to shine the bright light of public scrutiny on these experiments. We have known for decades that monkeys need companionship, access to outdoor spaces, and much more than a laboratory can provide.

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JHU’s repeated failure to comply with the AWA is shameful.

Below are just some of JHU’s violations of federal animal welfare regulations as noted by the USDA:

 

    • June 10, 2019: A marmoset died after a laboratory worker closed the cage door on him or her, causing hemorrhaging and trauma to the neck.
    • February 15, 2017: A young macaque was found dead in the outdoor portion of her enclosure. Her head had become caught inside a ball used for enrichment, which had a hole chewed into it sufficient to allow her entire head to become entrapped. Although the necropsy was not conclusive, the facility determined that the cause of death was likely prolonged exposure to the cold combined with the stress of not being able to free her head.
    • July 12, 2016: Two baboon cages had loops of water lines entering from the top, creating a possible strangulation hazard; two racks of rabbit enclosures had water nipples that did not fully reach into the cages, making it difficult for the animals to access fresh water; three primates were singly housed and had no visual contact with peers; and there were 17 instances of expired medications.
    • March 31, 2016: Johns Hopkins received an Official Warning Letter for its failure to ensure the psychological well-being of primates. Eight primates were noted to have significant hair loss at the time of inspection. Some of them were not given adequate treatment.

 

An I mean…It doesn’t take long to think about what all these high-paying Mengele are capable of, when they use senseless violence and torture against these defenseless animals without the slightest scruple.
Being aware that all these is just for career and money and nothing more.
The worst experience about animal experiments has hit us all recently: These worldwide laboratory mafia has been experimenting with all types of animal diseases for years and cannot even defeat a poor virus today!
That just shows how much trust we can have in animal experiments.

It is a crime that the state uses our money to support a murder machinery.

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My best regards to all, Venus

Germany: experiments on animals for corona!!

CORONA animal experiments: to continue to guarantee cruelty-free animal husbandry!

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In order to prevent possible loss of profit in animal husbandry, animal experiments are now beginning.

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Under no circumstances should the consumption of animal products be questioned – although Corona / Covid-19 / SARS-CoV-2 and other deadly diseases (MERS, avian and swine flu, BSE etc.) result from our incorrect handling of the animals!
The high-risk and suffering-producing system is apparently to be maintained by all means instead of learning from the current corona pandemic.
Factory farming with its dangerous use of broad-spectrum antibiotics is responsible for the development of multi-resistant germs and animal diseases for many diseases! It is shameful how the mistakes of the past simply continue, just so that the profiteers of animal exploitation can continue and consumers continue to consume cheap meat, milk and eggs …

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(Translation)

The Friedrich Löffler Institute (FLI) near Greifswald, Germany, has started animal experiments to research the new Sars-CoV-2.
Pigs, chickens, ferrets and Nile fruit bats – a bat species – were selected for this, as FLI President Thomas Mettenleiter said.
These trials are the most urgent project on the island of Riems: “It is important to know whether the virus will also cause difficulties in livestock husbandry,” said the scientist.
Results are expected at the end of April at the earliest.

And I mean…This is financed with public money.

On the one hand, the World Health Organization (WHO) classifies the corona as a highly dangerous pandemic; Schools, museums, theaters, even circuses are closed and, on the other hand, the lobbyists at the Löffler Institute are concerned about whether the business with meat and animal products is endangered and they are experimenting with animals in order to save factory farming!!

Germany has now 16 corona deaths, and it is a scientific fact that the virus transmitted only by human animals.
Nevertheless, it is only a matter of time before the laboratory mafia starts experimenting with animals to get the vaccination against corona.
Although not a single animal has ever died of corona, and no animal is actively transmitting the virus.

The more the German government takes “measures” against Corona, the more one has the feeling that we are ruled by thieves and unscrupulous monsters.

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My best regards to all, Venus

Don’t believe the mice

When you read that a lab animal with a human disease has been cured with a new drug candidate, do not get your hopes up. The stats for converting these successes into human patients are appalling. Results in animals are often the opposite of those seen in humans.

For example: corticosteroids were shown to treat head injuries in animals, but then increase deaths in new-born babies in trials.

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This is a big deal. A staggering 95% of drugs tested in patients fail to reach the market, despite all the promising animal studies that precede their use in humans.

“There are lots of reasons why, but in essence we are not 70 kilogram rats and we are not inbred strains,” says Thomas Hartung, a toxicologist at Johns Hopkins University in the US.

Two industry studies showed that many key findings that triggered drug development could not be repeated.

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Mice are the most popular lab animals, but their brains and biology are quite different from our own. Surprisingly, rats and mice predict each other for complex measures with only 60%. Different animals, different effects.

Newspapers headlines heralding cures for Alzheimer’s to autism, on the back of rodent studies, can be taken with a pinch of salt. Neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s were one of the first areas to turn against the animal models, says Hartung.

“It was shown that the animal tests were misleading with respect to what is a cure and what is not,” he says.

After hundreds of human trials for promising treatments for Alzheimer’s, almost none helped patients.

This is a colossal waste of money. Industry has noticed.

“The pharma industry is now using about one-sixth the number of animals that they used in the past for drug studies,” says Hartung. “They go very late into these models.”

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In a look at animal experiments, Hartung and colleagues found that pharma continues to reduce animal testing in Europe, despite rising R&D spend. From a stable 12 million used in Europe, the industry’s share dropped from 31% in 2005 to 23% in 2008, and then to 19% in 2011.

Disease researcher John Ioannidis at Stanford University in California has written that the safety and effectiveness of interventions in humans can only “be speculated from animal studies”.

Speaking at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) in Toulouse, France, earlier this year, he said that “industry doesn’t want to waste money taking academic papers that promise that they have found a drug target and spend billions of dollars to develop it, and then come up with nothing”.

He pointed to just six of 53 landmark studies in cancer being repeatable and lamented that too many basic scientific discoveries are wrong.

One problem is that scientists often take a simple approach to mimicking a disease in mice, by just finding a gene that when knocked out stamps the mice with hallmarks of the human disease.

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This is how the first Alzheimer’s disease mouse was created, but the animal did not reflect the true Alzheimer’s condition of most patients.

“Single gene mouse models are different from the illness that we experience in humans,” says neuroscientist Malcolm MacLeod at the University of Edinburgh, UK, who describes mouse models for stroke, high blood pressure, Parkinson’s and more as failing to reflect the complexity of the human disease.

“This has been a failed strategy,” he warns, in terms of finding therapies.

Hartung too has warned about the hype about these genetically modified animals.

Sometimes scientists discover therapies to cure mice, but not people. The record for inflammatory disease is especially striking. More than 150 trials have tested agents to block inflammation in critically ill patients. The candidates worked in animals, but all failed in patients.

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With this in mind, Ronald Davis, at Stanford Genome Technology Centre in California, decided to compare how all genes in mice and all genes in people react when they encounter trauma, burns or bacterial toxins. There was almost no connection whatsoever. Mice genes did one thing; human genes did another.

The immune systems of mice and people are that different.

“Mice eat garbage,” says Davis. “Their habitat is extremely exposed to microorganisms that they eat.”

Our immune system is far more sensitive. For example, between five and 25 milligrams of endotoxin, per kilogram of body weight, will kill mice. Ten thousand times less can cause humans to go into life-threatening shock.

Davis initiated the statistical analysis after the journal Nature Medicine rejected a research paper with human results because it did not demonstrate the same effect in mice.

“It was almost as if the focus was in trying to treat mice, not humans,” he recalls. Mouse studies are valuable, but we always need to move to humans, he argues.

“We can cure cancer in mice pretty effectively, but the agents don’t work in humans in most cases,” says Davis. “These are complicated diseases and we live far longer than mice and evolutionarily we are far apart.”

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He says many immunologists, who mostly use mice, criticised his findings, but industry shrugged its shoulders.

“The pharma industry said it was obvious,” he explains. “One person said we’ve known this for years, but they didn’t publish it.”

He recommends that science funders should give larger grants to those studying in humans – because it is more expensive. Another issue is that funders measure academic success by counting how many research papers a scientist publishes.

“The yardstick funders use is publications,” he says. “Whether you develop a route to curing a disease is irrelevant.”

He says more data is collected from people now, though, since it is possible to get more and more insight from a blood sample or even just a few human cells. This, at least, is promising.

Another issue is that inbred mice, often all the one age and sex, are usually used for tests.

“People are completely genetically diverse,” says Hartung. “We are different sizes, eat differently, have a disease history. This is not, and cannot, be reflected in animals.”

The animals, thus, only take us so far. Often a company will only realise a drug can cause side-effects in the liver, sometimes in one in 10,000 cases, after it goes into patients.

A final issue with animal studies is how many are carried out, often by trainee PhD scientists or lead researchers looking to publish interesting results. Sometimes outliers in results can be cherry-picked and written about.

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“You then build a story of how you logically came to this result, but this is a fairy tale,” says Hartung.

He has argued that the quality of clinical trials in humans is monitored far better than in academia, so that statistics from industry are more reliable. But if the human trial is built on shaky animal experiments, then the trials will fail.

And there is a cost to failure.

“If all the money spent on biomedical research in the last 20 to 30 years had been spent instead on public health, stopping smoking and alcohol control, it would have had a greater impact on the incidence and severity of Alzheimer’s disease,” says MacLeod.

https://cosmosmagazine.com/biology/don-t-believe-the-mice

My comment: Penicillin saved human beings but caused serious damage to Guinea pig.
Arsenic is deadly to humans, not to sheep.
Asbestos causes cancer in humans, not in rats.
Cancer is a prime example of the chronic lack of success in animal experiments.

The history of cancer research is the story of how to cure cancer in mice. We have been curing cancer in mice for decades, but it doesn’t work in humans.
On the contrary: many pharmaceutical products tested in animal experiments cause sharp damage.

Interferon, immunomodulators, chemotherapy are considered to be a miracle weapon against cancer – some have been shown to be worthless, others have side effects.
There is no real cure for cancer today, in the 21st century.
Despite hundreds of thousands of substances that have been tested on millions of “cancer mice”.

“Animal experiments are the greatest and most mean cultural disgrace of the present, they are morally and intellectually equal to the madness of the witch trials” (Manfred Kyber, writer)

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My best regards to all, Venus

What sort of madness is this ?

 

Imagine that you are only a few days old.
You are taken from your mother and thrown into a freezing ice bath, until you pass out.
You wake up on a stainless steel table, with all of your limbs pinned down, as your flesh is sliced ​​open with a scalpel.
When the work is done, you are left to writhe in pain.
If you die, it doesn’t matter.

 

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How would you feel if this was your miserable life?
It’s the heartbreaking reality for many of the animals who cross paths with a “scientist” called Tania Roth …

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For 18 years, this cruel scientist has subjected animals to torture for the sake of her experiments, and she is funded by the U.S. federal government!
She “has a long and fiendish history of tormenting and killing mice and rats and calling it science, and she has conducted a new round of experiments in which she slashed the spines of day-old baby rats.

Behavioral tests were performed on some of the pups nine days later. Afterward, all the pups were killed and their spines were removed.
Before surgery, the babies were put into a freezing ice bath until they passed out, a painful process called hypothermia that Roth used instead of gas anesthesia. Her publication noted that after surgery, she administered just one dose of pain medication.

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There was no indication of any further pain relief.

“The point of Roth’s experiments is supposedly to examine changes in gene expressions in rats after their spinal cords are cut. But much like the full catalog of Roth’s gruesome work, it’s scientifically dubious, at best,” according to PETA.
But that’s just on notch her belt …

“Since 2000, Roth – now at the University of Delaware – has been abusing rats in psychologically distressing and painful experiments.
“Some of her twisted methods include forcing alcohol down the throats of newborns, stuffing pregnant rats into tiny tubes and blasting them with strobe lights, and shocking the feet of rats to terrify them”.

“The tormented rats become fearful, anxious, and depressed – but because of significant biological differences between species, the results of her experiments are irrelevant to human health,” said PETA.

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They continued on to say that her list of violence against animals “includes injecting them with opioids, tricking baby rats into believing that they’re in danger by smearing their enclosure with fox urine odor, electrocuting them, and taking them away from their mothers and placing them with traumatized adult rats incapable of taking care of them.
“In another bizarre experiment, she put rats inside a small plexiglass enclosure and allowed a cat to lick food off it.”

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The image above, taken from an article on rodent handling and restraint techniques written by University of Notre Dame staff, depicts a restraint tube similar to the ones used by Roth in her experiment.

 

When Roth says rats are best suited for her experiments, what she really means is that they are cheap and disposable. She has repeatedly shown a lack of regard for sentient life and no qualms about killing large numbers of rats. When her lab became contaminated with smoke from a fire, she had all 75 rats living in it killed just because she could no longer use them.

What sort of madness is this ?

“More than half of Americans oppose the use of animals in scientific research, according to a 2014 Pew survey,” reported Delaware Online.
And with good reason.
We all value science … but not at the expense of unforgivable acts of cruelty to animals.
The path forward is clear.
It’s time for this wicked “scientist”, Tania Roth, to be fired.
That’s why we’re called on University of Delaware’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee to do the right thing.

According to Delaware Online, they review protocols for animal use and care, and are authorized to suspend or withhold approval to research activities that violate federal standards.

They can also recommend that UD’s administration fire Tania Roth, so that she can never needless harm animals again. We’ll be contacted administration as well, to make sure they get this vital message.
Don’t you want to stop the cruel, heartless practice of cutting the spines out of babies, along with all the other horrific things she has done?
Then add your name to demand that University of Delaware’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, along with university administration, take action to ensure that Tania Roth is terminated in the fastest possible way!

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Federally, Canada has the weakest laws in the western world for protecting animals used in research. Unlike in other countries, here are no federal laws, no inspectors, no public inspection reports, and no way for the public to effectively oversee the secretive activities of animal researchers.

Instead, there are only voluntary guidelines created and overseen by the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC), a non-profit with no legal authority. The CCAC can recommend that the federal granting agencies withdraw research funding from a non-compliant institution.

Add your name if you want to end her career, ASAP!

Petition, please sign and share: https://www.thepetitionsite.com/de/606/514/877/

 

My comment: Quotation of the psychopath Tanja Roth from the website of university…

“We are interested in understanding how environmental factors, such as parenting behavior and social stress, can influence the development of behavior and psychiatric disorders. Our primary interests are centered on identifying epigenetic changes (i.e. DNA methylation) associated with early-life caregiving experiences, particularly maltreatment, and understanding their causal role in behavioral outcome.

All of these psychopaths are funded by our tax dollars. To live out their perverse tendencies towards animals.
It’s useless, non productive, repetitive torture that gives science a bad name and ads nothing whatever of value to the sum of human knowledge when a psychopath massacred animals to find out wich parental behavior causes mental disorders!!!

“There are no data that show you reach a point where you can’t change anything,” she said.

You are right Tania! so we will soon reach the point that your laboratory will shut down.

My best regards to all, Venus

 

An experimenter becomes an animal rights activist

 

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Dr. Don Barnes experimented with animals at School for Aerospace Medicine for 13-14 years.
When he was an experimenter, they conditioned him AGAINST applying ethics to animals who weren’t human.
But Dr. Don Barnes knew that using animals as laboratory equipment was wrong.
“We use the wrong models for our experiments,” he says.
He fundamentally changed his life and became an animal rights activist.

 

A nice video!

My best regards to all, Venus

Laboratories of the National Institutes of Health: Crime in accord

 

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Mice baked to death after a heating system failure, or left to die from hunger and thirst when researchers forgot to put food or water in their cages for a week — and nobody noticed.

Primates kept in a room where the lights were on 24-hours-a-day for nearly five months because a facility manager was said to be overworked.

A vet who failed to provide any care to a female owl monkey used for breeding after she became seriously ill and lost a fifth of her bodyweight, eventually succumbing to heart failure, fluid in the chest and abdominal hemorrhage.

AFP / RAUL ARBOLEDA Owl monkeys at a zoo in Columbia; documents from a US government lab show a vet failed to provide care to a seriously ill female owl monkey kept for breeding purposes

These are among a litany of animal welfare failures that took place across a 22-month period from January 2018 to October 2019 at the laboratories of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the taxpayer-funded steward of medical and behavioral research of the United States.

A total of 31 internally reported incidents have come to light thanks to a freedom of information request made by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and shared exclusively with AFP Agence France-Presse (France Media Agency).

They took place at a variety of centers performing research in areas including diabetes, child health, mental health and more — mostly out of Bethesda, Maryland but some at a facility in Hamilton, Montana.

In a statement, the NIH said it took all “noncompliance” incidents seriously and all of them had been thoroughly investigated by its Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), while changes to procedures had been made as a result.

But animal rights groups, including those that, unlike PETA, are not ideologically opposed to all animal testing, blasted the violations as egregious.

“The laws and regulations exist to minimize animal suffering, pain, stress, and when even those minimal standards are not being addressed or not being followed, then you have significant suffering,” said Eric Kleiman, a researcher at the Animal Welfare Institute.

“Training, veterinary care, food, water: this is the most basic of basics. If you can’t do this kind of thing right you have no business doing anything with animals, it’s as simple as that,” he added, calling the findings “shocking.”

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From historic breakthroughs like the discovery of insulin through experiments on dogs, to the development last year of an Ebola treatment via work on genetically-modified mice, and cutting-edge cancer therapies, many scientists believe animal research is crucial to medical progress.

But the testing is supposed to take place under strict laws and policies spelling out its conditions, including the size of cages, room temperatures and the animals’ social needs, as well as vet visits and the need for hygienic surgery and post-operative care.

Federal research facilities are subject to the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, which in turns mandates compliance with the Animal Welfare Act, a landmark law signed by former president Lyndon Johnson 1966.

Unlike labs in universities and private facilities, they are not subject to site inspections by the US Department of Agriculture and are meant to regulate themselves.

“Yet the repeated violations of policy show that this system is inherently flawed”, said Alka Chandna, PETA’s vice president of laboratory investigations cases.

On no fewer than five occasions, mice starved or dehydrated to death because employees forgot to give them food or water. “The problem was not noted during the daily health checks,” said one report from June 2018.

– ‘What went right?’ –

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Other examples spoke to serial incompetence, said Chandna, including one where a dog sustained skin burns from an electric blanket used because the procedure room was too cold, but staff failed to monitor its use.On another occasion, 13 mice baked to death after a heating system failure left them in 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius) overnight.

In July 2018, an experimenter injected 15 zebrafish with a salt solution, even though this procedure had not been approved. Four of the zebrafish died immediately.

Three weeks later, the procedure was repeated in 18 fish — even though the protocol had still not been approved. Eleven of these fish were euthanized and seven were found dead.

Few incidents led to serious repercussions: A facility manager who allowed primates to remain in a room with the lights on for five months was “counseled” and directed to monitor the lights daily, a report said in March 2018.

The vet who failed to attend to the owl monkey after having been notified by a vet technician that the animal was very sick was replaced, but it was not clear if they were fired or re-assigned.

Commenting on multiple surgeries that took place without regard to aseptic procedure or post-operative care — including on a primate — Kleiman said the question was not so much what had gone wrong as “what went right?”

-Small percentage? –

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Animal testing has broad backing from the scientific community even as some advocate for a transition to other forms of research, including computer modeling and test tube based studies in line with the so-called three R’s: Replacement, Reduction and Refinement.

Paula Clifford, the executive director of Americans for Medical Progress that campaigns for animal research, said it was critical to place the new revelations in context.

“Given the size of the NIH and the very large number of animals it cares for, these incidents are actually quite rare and involve a very small percentage of the tens of thousands of animals involved in health research,” she said.

In its statement to AFP, the NIH said: “The incidents you have cited were thoroughly investigated by OLAW. The NIH intramural facilities have implemented numerous changes to prevent a recurrence.”

“There are cases where something (!!!) goes wrong (as in any enterprise) but it is identified, corrected, and evaluated by OLAW to ensure that the correction is appropriate for the problem,” it added.

https://www.afp.com/en/news/826/shocking-animal-welfare-violations-uncovered-us-government-labs-doc-1or6ds1

And I mean...It’s always the same: crime and torture take place in laboratories around the world with tolerance from the state and veterinarians. And financed with tax money.

As soon as someone detects it, the explanation comes: “It can happen that “something” goes wrong, it never comes again, we have taken measures”!!
And with “something” the laboratory actors mean living beings who are tortured, massacred, murdered.
If they weren’t exposed, these crimes would still go on with “something” wrong.

PETA and AFP should find the addresses and names of those responsible and post them on Facebook!  that is possible and has even been practiced, namely: by Camille Marino, who published research material from the University of Florida on social media in 2012.

All taxpayers have the right to know who their money is going to.
And then … let’s see if such crimes happen again.

 

My best regards to all, Venus