An undercover investigation carried out by Cruelty Free International and Soko Tierschutz revealed the horrifying treatments animals are being subjected to at the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology (LPT) in Mienenbuttel, Hamburg Germany . According to CFI, LPT is a “family-owned contract-testing laboratory carrying out toxicity testing for pharmaceutical, industrial and agrochemical companies from all over the world in order to meet the requirements of governments and regulatory authorities .” Sadly, the methods they employ to achieve their aims are from legal or regulated.
Cruel handling of the animals
The employees of the lab were found to be treating the animals abhorrently. A clip in the footage showed a worked slamming a monkey’s head against a door, and some of the cats were being cruelly handled and tossed around. The monkeys appeared to be in deep distress from being restrained in cages smaller than 1 cubic meter.
According to the Friedrich Mullen from Soko Tierschutz, the animals craved love and affection from the cruel, untrained workers.
“The animals were even still waggling their tails when they were being taken to be killed, the dogs were desperate for human contact,” he said.