“The vaccine against Covid-19 is being tested on rhesus monkeys”
“The current Corona crisis shows very clearly what a big mistake it was in the past not to adequately promote animal-free, human-based research methods such as human 3D lung models and multi-organ chips” (Dr. Gaby Neumann, spokeswoman for the association “Doctors Against Animal Experiments”.
Human animals never learn from their mistakes as other, non-human animals do.
Because in contrast to animals, humans want to secure their power and profit maximization.
However, only a few belong to this category, such as B.Gates for example.
He recognized that profit maximization can be achieved much better in the pharmaceutical sector than in the military-industrial complex.
What he’s doing there is lobbying at the top level for the Pharma Mafia, which for us, the human guinea pig, means being vaccinated, chipped, and allowed to live under total control in the future.
As for the laboratory animals, the cruel tests continue even though they do not get corona.
This is how the criminal logic of capitalism works.
Tackling respiratory diseases with advanced non-animal models
21 September 2020
A new JRC study describes almost 300 non-animal models used for research on respiratory diseases and the development of new drugs and therapies.
Respiratory diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer are the most common of all diseases and causes of death worldwide.
However, over 90% of new candidate drugs fail to make it through clinical trials and gain market approval. Although there are several reasons for this, limitations of animal models to capture critical aspects of human physiology and disease are being increasingly cited as a critical issue.
Attention is shifting therefore to non-animal models and methods based on human relevant tools and thinking to advance our understanding of respiratory diseases and offer new hope to patients.
The study, coordinated by the JRC’s EU Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing (EURL ECVAM), has produced a unique knowledge base that contains detailed descriptions of nearly 300 non-animal models being used for respiratory disease research.
The knowledge base is in an easy-to-use spreadsheet format and is freely available to download from the EURL ECVAM Collection in the JRC Data Catalogue.
In building the knowledge base, over 21,000 abstracts from the scientific literature were screened and from these, a total of 284 publications were selected that described the most representative and innovative models.
“To our knowledge this is the first time that such advanced non-animal models used in biomedical sciences have been systematically collected and analysed”, comments JRC scientist Laura Gribaldo. “It’s been a real challenge to put all the information together in a structured and easily accessible format since there is a huge amount of heterogeneous data out there spread over a plethora of different scientific journals and electronic resources.”
To our knowledge this is the first time that such advanced non-animal models used in biomedical sciences have been systematically collected and analysed.
The following scenario is so cruel that it is probably beyond your imagination: Against your will, you are fixed on an operating table, as if for an operation. But in truth, they have to serve as an exercise object. Surgeons stab them to cause severe, bleeding wounds and poke their stomachs.
Then they kill them. – A horror movie? Unfortunately not.
This unimaginable fate is still a cruel reality for pigs in the german military today.
In so-called live tissue training, also known as trauma training, the german military uses live pigs to replace people with war injuries. Even though there are already animal-free methods such as simulation models that depict human anatomy in a lifelike manner.
Mutilating pigs is of no use.
Each year, the German military mutilates live pigs in gruesome and deadly trauma training exercises for surgeons, even though studies confirm the superiority of human-patient simulators and regulators have blocked attempts by the U.S. Army and contractors to conduct this self-described live tissue training(LTT)in Germany.
During LTT, the German armed forces use pigs as stand-ins for troops wounded in combat, and military medical personnel practice surgeries on the live, bleeding animals. Not only is this inhumane, but these animals also have drastically different anatomy and physiology from that of humans, which makes maiming pigs irrelevant to human battlefield medicine.
Globally, LTT is the exception, not the rule.
In 2017, the U.S. Coast Guard, following a PETA eyewitness investigation and extensive discussions with us, ended what the agency’s leader at the time called “abhorrent” trauma training on animals in favor of advanced human-simulation technology.
A landmark study published by PETA and military medical experts in the journal Military Medicine also found that nearly three-quarters of NATO member states don’t use animals in their military medical pieces of training.
As part of a campaign against the abuse of animals in trauma training courses in NATO countries, PETA USA approached the German Armed Forces in 2010.
At that time, our partner organization was informed that the military worked with modern models, not with animals. But a 2016 publication showed that animals are still being abused.
In 2020, PETA and our German affiliate fired off a letter to Germany’s defense minister calling for an end to all trauma training drills on animals, citing the widespread availability of anatomically accurate human-patient simulators and other realistic non-animal methods that can mimic severe bleeding, breathing difficulty, responses to medication, and even death in humans.
Things have long been different: after campaigns by PETA and its international partner organizations, the Polish military has already confirmed that it will no longer use animals for trauma training.
Poland has thus joined the almost three-quarters of the NATO countries that do not torture or kill animals in military exercises.
So all these countries see themselves in a position to work with modern simulators instead of suffering animals – then the German army can do that too.
In 2012, PETA was able to show that some previously animal-free companies had started to market their products in China and to have the animal tests required by the Chinese authorities carried out approvingly.
For such experiments, hundreds of thousands of animals are tortured every year in cruel, fatal poisoning tests in which substances are forcibly administered to them, chemicals are applied to their skin, or chemicals are dripped into their eyes.
The latest developments in China in animal testing for cosmetic products give hope for great animal-friendly improvements.
The Chinese government is now taking new steps and easing its requirements for cosmetic tests on animals.
In detail, it looks as if China will soon no longer require animal testing for imported cosmetics in the “Non-Special Use” category (e.g. shampoo, shower gel, body lotion, make-up) so that these products can be marketed in China.
In January of this year, a long-awaited new draft of the so-called Cosmetic Supervision and Regulation(CSAR), China’s outdated cosmetics regulation, was drawn up.
The final publication for implementation was delayed due to COVID-19, but the final draft has now been published and is currently being analyzed.
If it is passed, it would be possible in the future to market many imported cosmetic products in China that have not been tested on animals. That would be a huge step forward and save countless animals from cruel experiments!
Unfortunately, however, it does not mean that animal testing is no longer carried out in China at all.
Companies that manufacture products in the “Special-Use” category must continue to have animal tests carried out for marketing in China, which means that animal tests are still required for these products – regardless of where the products were made.
This category includes special cosmetic products such as hair dyes, perm products, whitening products, sunscreens, or hair loss agents.
The passing of the CSAR would be a very important milestone, but the suffering of the animals would not end there and countless animals would still need our help.
And I mean… Companies that want to export cosmetics to China have to accept animal testing.
Without registration with the CFDA(China Food and Drug Administration), customs clearance is not possible – and therefore no market entry.
This regulation is now to be relaxed.
In addition, the Chinese government has approved two new cruelty-free testing methods
We are really happy.
Of course, there is still no ban on testing cosmetic products on animals, but at least and with the new regulation, companies can now officially decide freely whether to use methods that do not involve animal suffering
The animal rights organization Cruelty-Free International(CFI) sees this as a very important step.
It remains to be seen whether China will abandon animal testing for cosmetics altogether.
That would eventually increase China’s sales, because the many cosmetics companies that don’t want to sell their products there, for this reason, would do it again.
The Board of Appeal of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recently published two decisions on animal testing for cosmetics.
It stipulates that ingredients that are used exclusively for cosmetics may still be tested on animals under the REACH regulation. (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals)
In fact, animal testing for cosmetic ingredients has been banned since the EU Cosmetics Regulation came into force in 2013 – and thus the current decisions represent an absolute misinterpretation of the law, as they enable manufacturers and regulatory authorities to effectively ignore the ban.
What does all this mean for animals and what can we do about it?
The following will happen to the animals:
As a direct result of the decisions, over 5,500 rats, rabbits, and fish are used in new experiments.
Some of them are given a cosmetic ingredient repeatedly during pregnancy.
The animals themselves and their offspring are then killed and dissected.
In addition, the decisions open the door to further animal testing, as hundreds of new cosmetic products come onto the market every year, the ingredients of which may then have to be tested on animals within the framework of REACH – at the expense of tens of thousands of animals.
COLOMBIA WILL BAN ALL COSMETIC ANIMAL TESTING BY 2024
Colombia has banned the use of animal testing for cosmetics. The new law takes effect in 2024.
The ban prohibits the use of animals for testing cosmetics products and ingredients. It applies to imported or manufactured products.
The bill was introduced to the nation’s Congress in 2018 by House Representative Juan Carlos Losada. Colombia is the first nation in South America to enact such a ban.
“This humane and historic new law will spare the suffering of countless animals in needless cosmetics tests,” Jan Creamer said in a statement. Creamer is the president of the nonprofit animal welfare organization, Animal Defenders International (ADI).
Creamer continued: “Thank you, Colombia, for leading the way in Latin America. We hope to see other nations take similar action.”
Losada believes that Colombia’s move away from animal testing could also improve its business standing in the international market. “The main purpose of the bill is to stop animal suffering in the cosmetics industry. [But it can also] enable Colombian companies to enter the European market, a region that has for years rejected such tests,” he said.
Is Animal Testing Necessary?
Across the globe, the public perception of cosmetic animal testing is changing.
In September 2018, the California Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act (SB1249) passed in California. This made California the first state to ban the sale of most animal-tested cosmetics. The law took effect in January 2020. Similar laws took effect this year in Nevada and Illinois, too.
Conscious consumers are largely driving the wave of change. Shoppers are increasingly opting for cruelty-free products. One survey found that almost half of women support a cosmetics animal testing ban. Additionally, UK-based beauty and cosmetics company The Body Shop gathered eight million signatures for their campaign to “end animal testing in cosmetics forever.” The campaign is said to be the largest in history for the cause.
Besides concerns surrounding animal health, evidence suggests that testing products on animals is not an effective method of risk assessment. An article by Forbes pointed out that animal testing—which is also notoriously expensive—accurately predicts human reactions to cosmetics only 40 to 60 percent of the time.
Outside of the beauty industry, animal testing for disease research can also be inaccurate. The animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals noted that 90 percent of National Institutes of Health animal experiments fail. Ninety-five percent of pharmaceutical drugs test safely on animals, but then show different results in human trials.
Animal testing: Germany refuses to adapt to EU requirements – take action now!
Infringement proceedings are currently underway against Germany because EU requirements for the protection of animals in test laboratories have not yet been sufficiently implemented.
Eight years late, the federal government is now submitting completely inadequate draft laws, which, however, continue to ignore important animal welfare requirements. Call on the responsible minister to remedy the deficiencies!
Brussels / Stuttgart, August 16, 2018 – breaches of contract: The EU Commission, based in Brussels, has informed six European countries about inadequacies in the national legislation on the protection of animals in the test laboratories.
Each member state had to implement the EU directive “for the protection of animals used for scientific purposes”in its laws by 2012.
However, around eight years later, the Commission still found numerous shortcomings in the national laws of Estonia,Germany, Portugal,Romania,Slovakia, and Spain.
PETAGermany, together with PETA UK, has asked the responsible ministries to no longer allow experiments on animals and is starting an online petition.
8 years too late: BMEL(German Ministry of Food and Agriculture) presents draft laws! That is also inadequate!
In the summer of 2018, the EU Commission reprimanded those six EU countries for failing to implement various legislation on the protection of animals in test laboratories – including Germany.
Up until November 10, 2012, each EU member state had the task of implementing the “Directive 2010/63 / EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes” in its national legislation.
Now, almost eight years (!)after the deadline was exceeded, and with EU infringement proceedings on the back of its neck, the federal government is submitting corresponding drafts.
“Among other things, the German law allows that despite the requirements of the EU Animal Experiments Directive, no appropriate inspections are carried out in test laboratories,” said Dr. Christopher Faßbender, ecotoxicologist and research assistant at PETA Germany. “In addition, the wording of the German legislation does not sufficiently specify the requirements for the expertise of the staff in such facilities and the presence of veterinarians.”
These are still more than inadequate and sometimes keep back doors open so that we can continue as before.
In Auvergne, a huge farm supplies between 1,000 and 2,000 Beagles each year to animal experimentation laboratories around the world.
In Gannat, there is a site inaccessible to the public, surrounded by fences, barbed wire, equipped with video surveillance and alarm systems. A high security prison? A military complex? No.
When we manage to glance through it to obtain a few images, we can see rows of dozens of small bare enclosures with access to concrete courtyards where beagles are locked up. These dogs are known for their gentle and affectionate character, but they will be sold as “laboratory equipment”.
According to official 2018 figures , in France, 2 million animals are used in laboratories. Rodents, fish, reptiles, macaques, marmosets, dogs, cats, horses undergo more or less invasive, more or less painful, more or less fatal experiments. However, there are alternatives to animal testing.
One of the measures of the referendum for animals, which L214 is carrying with many personalities and French NGOs, is the ban on animal testing when alternatives exist.
The post ‘Investigation shows dogs bred for animal testing in France’ is modified from an article published by L214 Éthique & Animaux in their original language.
We at Doctors Against Animal Experimentsare committed to modern animal-free research and medicine. Animal experiments must no longer have a place in the 21st century!
The US company Covanceoperates in Münster, Germany, one of the largest animal testing laboratories for monkeys in Europe.
Every year up to 2,000 monkeys are killed here in excruciating toxicity tests.
Covance is thus the largest “monkey consumer” in Germany! Now the group wants to expand: A new building for animal stalls is to be built, an advertisement is looking for animal care personnel (!!!).
Animal experiment factory “Covance Laboratories GmbH” in Münster, Germany
So soon more monkeys will suffer and die here!
Covance Inc. is one of the world’s largest contract research organizations with offices in 20 countries. The branch in Münster specializes in reproductive toxicity tests on monkeys.
Pregnant monkeys are often given drugs or chemicals pumped into their stomachs or injected into the bloodstream daily to see the effect on their offspring.
The consequences can be stillbirths or malformations.
The substances are also given to male monkeys to test their fertility.
Such toxicity tests on our closest relatives are ethically unjustifiable and scientifically nonsensical, since the results only say something about the reaction of the monkeys, but do not allow predictions for humans.
FRIGHTENING experiments on America’s cats include snapping their spines and injecting potato up their bums for “research”, sickening records show.
Barbaric tests on moggies as young as six months old for constipation and incontinence experiments involve the implantation of electrodes to stimulate bladders and colons, say campaigners.
Gut-wrenching photos and video of cats being operated on to insert devices have been provided exclusively to The Sun by the White Coat Waste Project, which obtained them through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
The group was given receipts showing that thousands of dollars are being spent on lab cats supplied for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) research.
These include a tabby called Milo; Oreo, a black and white cat; and tabbies Prince, Otis and Joey – all used for constipation research.
The FOIA info shows:
The VA buys healthy cats and performs invasive surgeries to implant electrodes to remotely stimulate their bladders or colons, severs some of the cats’ spinal cords, and then kills and dissects them.
It exposes bowels for electrode placement, before increasing pressure on the cats’ colon “in response to rectal stimulation”.
Artificial poos made from bran, potato flour and saline “are used for bowel experiments”.
The Veterans Department says it has been granted approval to use felines to help Americans with debilitating illnesses.
For example bladder-based research was needed as, “more than 15 million Americans face the challenges of incontinence, frequent urination, or dysfunctional voiding”, where people struggle to pass stools.
CATS ‘BIG ENOUGH FOR DEVICES’
This is “often related to spinal cord injury, diabetes, or ageing, which are common in the veteran population,” says the VA.
It aims to find “better ways to diagnose and treat the causes of these problems” by using devices “that can monitor bladder volume and pressure under everyday conditions and in people without sensation.
“Cats control their bladders in ways similar to how people do, and are large enough for devices developed with them to be scalable for human use.”
FAKE POO USED
But, the VA has been slammed by the White Coat Waste Projects as “taxpayers are being forced to pay over $500,000-$1million (£782,000) per year for this waste and abuse.
“Using the FOIA, we have obtained never-before-seen videos, photos and other documents detailing constipation experiments in a US govt lab.
“Cats are given spinal cord injuries, implanted with experimental devices, and then fake faeces are forced into their rectums.
“At the end, the cats are killed,” the group says.
Justin Goodman, vice president of advocacy and public policy at the taxpayer watchdog group, told The Sun: “Taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to pay millions for VA bureaucrats to buy healthy cats, cripple and mutilate them, and videotape their abuse in wasteful, bizarre and deadly constipation experiments.”
Analysis of medical records obtained via the FOIA show the experiments and procedures cause the cats “distress, seizures, bloody urine, and depression”, the group found.
It’s accused the VA of “torturing cats as young as six months old in cruel and wasteful constipation and incontinence experiments”.
Instead of using animals, the tests “could be done in human volunteers which would give results directly related to people”, WCW urged.
From initial information released so far, two of the experiments show approval to “use and kill 35 cats”, the campaigners added.
Purchase receipts provided by the VA shows its researchers “typically buy cats for these experiments in August and September each year.
“All of these tests are classified as painful experiments.”
Since January 2016, the VA’s constipation tests have cost taxpayers about $200,000 (£156,000) a year. This project is scheduled to run until December 2020.
These have been running alongside incontinence tests.
Mr Goodman said that after crucial lobbying “by our watchdog group and its over two million members, Congress has drawn a line in the sand.
“It has cut funding for the VA’s dog tests and directed it to phase-out its wasteful experiments on cats by 2025.
“But this taxpayer-funded horror show we’ve uncovered underscores that action is urgently needed right now.”
The VA says on its website that it “is committed to supporting the research that is needed to improve medical care for Veterans”.
More than half of its research is “done with human subjects, computer models, analysis of existing data, or collection of data from biological systems other than vertebrate animals”.
Of the remainder, rats and mice are mainly used, while “less than five per cent of that last one per cent depends on living vertebrate animals involving dogs, cats, or nonhuman primates”.
Its animal testing is approved before going ahead, with “feedback provided by at least one boarded laboratory animal veterinarian” and it undergoes further reviewing.
The VA says that “cats are the smallest known species in which the control of bowel storage and emptying are managed as in humans.
“Research is to learn more about the neurophysiology mechanisms involved, so that better therapeutic approaches can be developed.”
Felines are also used for research on sleep, to help people suffering from sleep apnoea.
Talking of back passages – here above is a prime one.