Category: Vivisection

The ugly truth about “wonder weapon” botox

Video of the undercover investigation by the British animal rights organization Cruelty-Free International at the Wickham Laboratory, Hampshire.

“The BUAV (today = Cruelty-Free International) has carried out an undercover investigation inside a major UK animal laboratory and discovered the ugly truth about botox animal testing.

Our investigator found that at a lab in Hampshire around 74,000 mice a year are being subjected to cruel poisoning tests for botox. “

The Sloan Pharma company has its Botox preparation Neurobloc tested on 46,800 mice!

Protest directly at the company. We have prepared sample letters.

Botox is the trade name of one of the preparations from the neurotoxin botulinum toxin. The poison is used for medical, but mainly for cosmetic purposes.

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A small injection and the wrinkles on the face have disappeared for a few months!!
But the price for youthful looks is still paid by thousands of mice – Europe alone at least 400,000 a year!

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Sloan Pharma alone received LD50 tests on 46,800 mice in 2019. The painful animal experiments are carried out at the Hamburg laboratory LPT, Germany  (We have often reported on LPT https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/05/21/germany-the-death-laboratory-lpt-is-now-history/)

Botulinum toxin is the most potent poison. Because of its dangerousness, each production unit is tested in painful animal tests, the so-called LD50 test on mice, before it goes on sale.

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With our campaign launched in 2007, we have achieved that the public is aware of these terrible animal experiments and that more and more manufacturers are switching to methods that do not use animal experiments.

Success!

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Animal experiments offer to suffer, no security!

 

In this document, report the victims of the TGN1412 human test report.

TGN1412 led to a drug scandal by many in 2006.

TGN1412, which is used to treat I .a. Leukemia, arthritis, and multiple sclerosis led to permanent damage such as multi-organ failure and amputations for six subjects in the phase I trial.

Only a few minutes after the award, the subjects reported symptoms such as headache, severe hot flashes, and fever, followed by vomiting, severe pain, and symptoms of a severe inflammatory reaction. The subjects reported a feeling of “burning all over their bodies”.

They received only 1/500 of the dose that was found to be harmless in animal experiments (macaques).

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This example shows that in human experiments after animal experiments we always start from zero.
That is why we call for animal-free and human-based research, e.g. with the multi-organ chip and a phase 0!

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And I mean…Animals are used for experiments because they cannot defend themselves in an organized manner and therefore they are on humans delivered.

That is the ethical basis for all animal experiments.

The life of a human being is no higher than that of an animal. There is no evidence or reason for this.
Anyone who claims that animals in captivity and experiments do not suffer is either clueless or makes money from it.

The main difference between humans and animals is that humans are able to feel pity. The person who does not have this quality towards animals is de facto an asshole.

The alone fact that experimenters are able to keep and torture animals at will, is a crime against any moral base.
Anyone who knows and has studied the history of the Nazi-Era knows how the animal experimenters tick. Their actions correspond 100% to the mass murderers of the time.
In every detail.
Even Zyklon B is still used to kill experimental animals.

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It is not possible to keep behaviorally disordered people out of this area; therefore names, addresses, photos, and the crimes of the “researchers” must be made public.

My best regards to all, Venus

Breaking! – The Colombian Senate Votes To Ban Animal Testing For Cosmetics; Bill Now Moves To President’s Desk For Signature.

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WAV Comment – Congratulations to the Colombian Senate for a historic vote – proving that there is no need for animal testing in whatever shape or form.

 

 

 

Breaking! The Colombian Senate Votes To Ban Animal Testing For Cosmetics; Bill Now Moves To President’s Desk For Signature

 

https://worldanimalnews.com/breaking-the-colombian-senate-votes-to-ban-animal-testing-for-cosmetics-bill-now-moves-to-presidents-desk-for-signature/

 

Last week, the Colombian Senate voted to ban cosmetics testing on animals. The new bill, which will come into effect in 2024, prohibits the use of animals for the purpose of testing cosmetic products and their ingredients imported or manufactured in Colombia.

The Senate was almost unanimous in voting for the bill to pass. Congress sessions had been postponed due to COVID-19, but resumed virtually so that the bill and other legislative initiatives could be discussed.

With many multinational companies based in Colombia serving the Latin American market, the measure will also impact Pacific Alliance countries such as: Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.

Animal Defenders International (ADI) provided research and testimony in support of the bill that was introduced in 2018, and worked with House Representative and the author of the bill Juan Carlos Losada to advance the legislation. The bill is supported by the Colombian Government, National Association of Businessmen, and all 14 political parties.

“Supported by the public, we are delighted that this historic and anticipated initiative to protect animals has finally been approved,” Losada said in a statement.

The legislative text will now, and before June 20th, be reconciled in both Houses, in readiness for the President to sign into law.

“Today, Colombia becomes a better and more humane society, stated Senate co-author of the bill Richard Aguilar. “The prohibition of cosmetics testing on animals will avoid the suffering of thousands of sentient beings and lead to the development of new methods of research.”

 

Nearly 40 countries have ended the use of animals in cosmetics tests. The UK was the first country to introduce a ban in 1998, as well as India, Israel, New Zealand, and the 27 countries of the European Union.

In the United States, The Humane Cosmetics Act is before Congress and seeks to phase out animal testing for cosmetics, as well as the sale of animal-tested products.

Cosmetics tests on animals can include repeated, toxic doses of products to observe long-term poisonous effects on organs. The animals may be forced to inhale products, or have them pumped down their throats or applied to their skin. In skin sensitization tests to assess potential allergic reactions, researchers cause painful damage to the animals’ skin in order to test products.

Investigations undertaken by ADI have exposed terrible suffering of animals used in cosmetics testing, including racks of rabbits restrained while products are dripped into their eyes, also guinea pigs suffering raw and inflamed skin lesions.

Tests such as these are unnecessary!

Advanced scientific methods that do not involve harming animals are readily available and should be used. Such methods produce results that are more accurate and relevant to humans

You can help all animals and our planet by choosing compassion on your plate and in your glass. #GoVeg

 

USA: the case “Lattin”

PETA has obtained new records revealing that serial bird killer Christine Lattin, now at Louisiana State University (LSU), has embarked on another installment of her continuing effort to rid the world of joy with a new round of pointless experiments that involve killing and dismembering birds. This time, it appears that they may violate local bird protection laws.

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Lattin has tormented and killed birds in bizarre experiments since 2008. The mountain of bird carcasses left after past experiments have led to such banal “discoveries” as “birds do not like captivity” and “birds think crude oil tastes icky.”

 

That her sadistic experiments have not contributed to the promotion of science, however, is apparently no matter to the Louisiana Board of Regents, which awarded her more than $117,000 to torment and kill 184 wild-caught sparrows over a three-year span that began in June 2019.

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USA: Take Action for 600 Primates, Destined for Labs, Shipped to US In Last Few Days.

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Urgent: We’ve received information that a Volga-Dnepr Airlines flight allegedly transporting more than 600 monkeys destined for experimentation arrived in Chicago on June 1.

Scroll down for more ways to take action.

Once monkeys arrive in the U.S., they are offloaded from the planes by cargo-handling agents and left trapped in the cramped wooden crates (which are often filled with feces and urine) on the tarmac or loaded with forklifts into a warehouse. These sensitive monkeys must then wait in fear until they’re loaded into trucks and transported to facilities for quarantine. Then they’re moved yet again to laboratories where more horrors await. They’re imprisoned in cramped cages and often cut open, poisoned, crippled, addicted to drugs, shocked, and killed.

We’ve received more reports that Volga-Dnepr Airlines, a Russian airline owned by the Volga-Dnepr Group, allegedly has plans to transport many more monkeys destined for imprisonment and experimentation in U.S. laboratories. But it’s refusing to confirm or deny this.

 

 

First, urge Volga-Dnepr Airlines to tell the truth and cancel all plans to transport monkeys destined for imprisonment and experimentation in U.S. laboratories!

Please Do Not Wait—Take Action Now

ACTION NOW:

https://support.peta.org/page/19679/action/1?utm_source=PETA::E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert&utm_campaign=0620::viv::PETA::E-Mail::Flight%20Reportedly%20Transporting%20Monkeys%20Arrived%20Today::::aa%20em&ea.url.id=488312&forwarded=true

 

Then, let your voice be heard on their Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pages.

Finally, please share this alert far and wide!

Thank you for your compassion for animals.

Sincerely,

Kathy Guillermo
Senior Vice President
PETA

 

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Volga-Dnepr Airlines and the deportation of live monkeys

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We have just received disturbing information alleging that more than 600 monkeys destined for laboratories will be shipped to Chicago on a Volga-Dnepr flight leaving Cambodia on May 29.

Please take action below right away!

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We’ve received disturbing reports that the Russian airline Volga-Dnepr Airlines, under its parent company Volga-Dnepr Group, allegedly transported a shipment of monkeys for use in laboratories in the U.S. and maybe planning to do it again.

Insiders allegedly at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport reported that Volga-Dnepr Airlines transported a shipment of live monkeys from Cambodia to the U.S., where they will be sent to laboratories and used for cruel and deadly experiments.

We confirmed that the airline did indeed operate flight VI3236, which departed Phnom Penh International Airport in Cambodia on April 30, 2020, and arrived at George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport in the U.S. on May 1, 2020, after making two stops—at Khabarovsk Novy Airport in Russia and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

We were told that the cargo on board this flight was live monkeys destined for experimentation.

We contacted Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ executive team and global offices multiple times, but they are refusing to answer our questions about transporting monkeys for experimentation.

Volga-Dnepr Airlines: Come clean! Are you transporting monkeys to laboratories?

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Corona: a well-cultivated virus for billionaires

 

From the blog of “Doctors Against Animal Experiments”, 19.05.2020

It feels like a time machine: genetic information was successfully decoded in a very short time, first trials on monkeys were promising, and soon the vaccine will be tested on humans.
Sounds familiar – in fact it is a report on SARS from 2003.

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The article in the “German medical magazine” reported on the progress of vaccine development against SARS-CoV, the “first” coronavirus.

The virus family of Coronaviridae includes the currently rampant SARS-CoV-2 and the SARS-CoV-1, which was created in China in 2002.
At the time, this virus triggered a pandemic that killed nearly 800 people worldwide.

Here too, research was intensively carried out on therapy and, above all, vaccination.

If you take a closer look at the earlier data, this has a more than revealing effect: In 2010 (7 years after the outbreak of the pandemic) a vaccine was tested on mice, among other things. The animals showed only limited immunity, which even completely disappeared after 18 weeks.

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In 2012, almost 10 years after the outbreak, vaccinated mice showed an antibody formation, but after infection with the virus also an autoimmune reaction of the lungs, i.e. the defense system was directed against its own tissue.

Research on a vaccine was discontinued shortly thereafter.
Reason: the virus no longer occurs. This makes us suspicious, because at this point the pandemic had been over for almost 10 years and all animal tests that had taken place shortly before were unsuccessful.
Was it perhaps more because the (animal-based) research simply did not progress and then an apology was sought to secretly drop the whole thing under the table?

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Christian Drosten, currently the best known virologist in Germany, wrote a report in 2003 that reads that the SARS virus, even if it disappears, can withdraw into animal reservoirs and from that reservoir … “in due course, an epidemic can arise … “

This also contradicts the credibility of the above statement – especially since MERS appeared in 2012, also a type of corona virus, for which no vaccination for humans exists to this day.

Logically speaking, research should have continued from there at the latest.

The report also says that a vaccine can be expected in 1 to 2 years at the earliest, and that it is “encouraging” that the virus is well cultivated (!!!) and that there are already vaccines against animal corona viruses, that infect birds or dogs, for example.

This clearly shows that animal experiments do not make any sense in research – because a vaccine for humans against the first SARS virus still does not exist today, 17 years later.

Now it is pretended that animal experiments are inevitable to find a vaccine, and as in the past, the world is promised full rescue.

With all of this, in addition to the massive and unacceptable ineffectiveness, another problem is revealed: animal experiments are time and thus (tax) money wasters.

At the same time, there are promising insights from human-focused research: using human cells, mini-organs (organoids) can be grown in the laboratory, on which both the route of infection and the effects of possible medicines can be traced – which costs only a fraction of the time and money that is sunk into the animal testing system.

The importance of this human-based research is demonstrated, for example, by the fact that the respected Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin describes its lung organoids as an “ideal test system”.

Promising, fast, cheap and human-relevant results compared to non-transferable, expensive, lengthy and painful animal experiments: we should learn from the past and
put the focus on the research methods of the future.

https://www.aerzte-gegen-tierversuche.de/de/neuigkeiten/3174-corona-impfstoff-zurueck-in-die-zukunft

 

My comment: Just today I read in an article that the full approval process for vaccines usually takes more than a decade, and even the most optimistic experts – including Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has become the public face of US Covid-19 policy- has said that a shot will only be completed in another year, and even up to 18 months.

When a vaccine is launched in the middle of a pandemic, extensive safety reviews need to be sacrificed for efficiency – a compromise that can be catastrophic, like the 2009 Pandemrix swine flu vaccine, which caused permanent brain damage in over 1,000 British patients.

The parallels between Covid-19 and that epidemic are ominous – wildly inflated death predictions had spooked the UK government into approving Pandemrix without sufficient safety data – and it surely won’t help Americans’ trust in this vaccine that Trump’s “vaccine czar” Moncef Slaoui ran GlaxoSmithKline’s vaccine division during the swine flu debacle.

Slaoui earned $3 million on Monday alone from Moderna, which is still considered the leading candidate in the vaccine race, even though the drug company has never brought a vaccine to market.

After hyping up what were essentially meaningless preliminary results, Moderna’s stock shot up 25 percent, bringing his holdings to over $10 million.

A vaccine produced at Oxford University hasn’t fared much better, with all six rhesus monkeys who received the shot becoming infected anyway – despite a preliminary report that tried to spin the failure as representing “some” success.

I cannot understand why anyone can be in favor of the next COVID-19 untested, unsafe vaccinations under those circumstances unless they want to die and don’t care what’s actually in the vaccination.

My best regard to all, Venus

Germany: the death laboratory LPT is now history.

Four months of undercover research by the SOKO association and a short, powerful campaign, supported by the power of the images, brought a historical change.

The laboratory is now history, the authorities have withdrawn their operating license, and most of the animals were saved.

Almost 50 years of fighting were going on against LPT, it seemed hopeless to close it, and furthermore the laboratory was expanded, e.g. in primate husbandry.

Former LPT employees accuse the Hamburg-based company of falsifying studies and torturing animals.

Thanks to the “SOKO animal protection” as well as a large demonstration and increasing pressure, the laboratory is now closed!

We have often reported about this: https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/10/18/germany-lpt-labor-concentration-camp-for-animals/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/11/10/after-60-years-of-cruelty-the-lpt-lab-is-over/

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Perhaps we should erect a memorial in front of the Hamburg laboratory in the name of the victims, like this one in Munich in Dachau, to remind us where millions of beings have lost their lives under fascism.

A very nice contribution by the Austrian philosopher and animal ethicist, Helmut. F. Kaplan on the subject:

“Animal testing is wrong regardless of whether it is useful for humans. The legitimate question is not: “What is the maximum amount of health we can produce?” But: “How much health can we generate in an ethically acceptable way?”

The – real or perceived – usefulness of animal testing is not an ethical argument at all: there are many things that would be useful but are still immoral and prohibited, for example human testing.

The only reason why animal experiments have not been frowned upon and banned for a long time is simply because animals cannot defend themselves. They are helpless delivered to us.

But of course this is not a moral justification, just a cynical exercise of power.

Animal experiments are and remain crimes against defenseless beings” (Helmut Kaplan, Animal ethicist)

My best regards to all, Venus

Animal testing: legalized animal cruelty

Salamanders cut their nerves – This is how animals are tortured in Dresden’s animal laboratories.

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Axolotl are Mexican salamanders that have the ability to regrow injured organs or even limbs very quickly.

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At the University Hospital Dresden, Germany, nerves are cut to watch them grow again. In mice, colon cancer or a heart attack is artificially triggered, sheep are drilled holes in the skull.

In a new leaflet, the nationwide association Doctors Against Animal Experiments criticized animal experiments in Dresden’s laboratories as ethically unjustifiable and scientifically nonsensical.

“In animal experiments, animals are degraded to measuring instruments that are thrown away after use, but animals are sentient, suffering creatures, ”says Dr. med. vet. Corina Gericke, vice president of “doctors against animal experiments”.

Mäuser in Laborkäfig-4However, animal experiments should also be rejected from a scientific point of view, because the animal experimental system is based on the wrong approach of trying to imitate human diseases in so-called animal models.

In the heart center of Dresden, a coronary artery is tied in healthy mice to simulate a heart attack.
The artificially made animals have nothing to do with human patients and their complex situation.

Important aspects of disease development such as nutrition, lifestyle, harmful environmental influences as well as psychological and social factors are completely ignored in this type of research.

At the clinic for visceral, thoracic and vascular surgery, locally limited colon tumors are produced in mice by injecting special viruses.

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Depending on the type of tumor, the animals usually die from an intestinal obstruction as a result of the tumor after 80-200 days.
Colon cancer is said to be “standardized” in mice.

“However, the human being is not standardized, but influenced by countless factors,” complains Gericke. “Such a ‘model’ is far from any reality and the results of it are completely irrelevant for human medicine. It would make a lot more sense to research colon cancer on intestinal organoids, or mini-organs, generated from human cells. ”

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In the opinion of the medical association, the trials with Axolotl of the Clinic for Neurosurgery are particularly perfidious research.
The sciatic nerve is cut through to the amphibians.

After 7 and 14 days, the hind leg is cut open again to photograph the nerve.
Over the next 4 months, a total of 78 animals will be gradually killed.

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“Even if the experimenters find out how the axolotl does this to regenerate amputated limbs and nerves, we humans will never get this ability,” explains the veterinarian.

In another example from the University of Dresden, sheep are drilled 3 holes in each skull and filled with different materials. According to “Doctors Against Animal Experiments”, it makes no sense to study bone healing in sheep because that have a completely different bone metabolism than humans.

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In a 26-part series, the association informs Doctors Against Animal Experiments about animal experiments in a specific city. Dresden, No. 26, is the newest sheet in this series.

The association wants to sensitize the local population to support its demand for innovative animal-free research with mini-organs and multi-organ chips grown from human cells.

 

https://www.aerzte-gegen-tierversuche.de/de/neuigkeiten/3169-salamandern-die-nerven-durchgeschnitten

 

My comment: “Every substance poisons only certain animal species (or only in certain doses). So you can “prove” what you want with animal experiments, and vice versa. If you choose the right animal species, a medication can be described as harmless or toxic, as effective or as useless as you wish.
So animal testing is an unscientific method, a methodical error; and science based on wrong methodology can only be bad science. It is our job to correct this mistake. “
Prof. Dr. med. Pietro Croce

With unspeakable suffering for the animals and decades of support with hundreds of millions of taxes, animal experiments are even lucrative fun for the researchers.
Thousands of doctoral theses that can be googled today provide sad proof of how unscrupulous today’s medical professionals are and how easily they can go over the animal corpses to make a career.

The system of applications to ethics committees to prevent animal suffering is probably a joke.

In the application process, the entire test procedure is flattened into a phrase with a previously determined result.
This means that even if an experiment is associated with severe suffering, the animal has no chance of escaping scientific torture if the abolition of the experiment contradicts the goal of the experiment.

The results of animal experiments do not guarantee transferability to humans.
Even worse! there is no direct link between animal testing and rescuing a person.
However, since everyone can create and interpret animal experiments in a way that suits their own interests, the freedom to kill millions of animals has been legalized.
So there is undoubtedly a lot of suffering.

Despite this suffering, science does not provide meaningful data.

In the 1970s, the companies Sandoz, Ciba-Geigy and Hoffmann-LaRoche alone poisoned 2 million animals every year in gruesome, lengthy procedures. Among them tens of thousands of dogs, cats and monkeys. A monetary transaction in which the pharmaceutical and chemical industries generate double profits that we have reported on many times.

Letting 42 million animals suffer worldwide from questionable experiments in one year alone (no butcher has such rights !!) – is a crime that nor can it be justified by the evolutionarily acquired intellectual and technical superiority of human being.

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My best regards to all, Venus