It is a heartbreaking reality that animal testing still goes on around the world, despite many efforts being made to put a complete stop to the cruel practice.
Innocent animals are put through absolute hell in the name of science and it is completely unnecessary.
However, a German lab that inflicted horrific experiments on helpless animals has been raided this week and, thankfully, it is facing closure after shocking undercover footage emerged.
Warning: this article contains distressing content that may upset some readers.
Animal testing is done in the name of research and science.
via: Getty ImagesBut this does not make it okay.
There are laboratories all around the world that conduct animal testing.
via: Getty ImagesAnimals used in these laboratories are deliberately harmed, not for their own good, and are usually killed at the end of the experiments.
These experiments are cruel and inhumane...
via: Getty ImagesThey often involve injecting and force-feeding animals with harmful and toxic substances, exposing them to radiation, surgically removing animals' organs and limbs, forcing them to inhale toxic gasses, and subjecting the poor creatures to frightening situations in order to induce anxiety and depression.
A wide variety of animals are used in these labs.
via: Getty ImagesDifferent species of fish are used, but mammals such as rabbits, rats, cats, dogs, and monkeys are the most popular species in animal testing.
The majority of these poor animals spend most of their short lives in these labs.
via: PETATheir lives are filled with nothing but neglect, fear, and pain. Animals are kept confined in small cages and are only given human contact when they are inflicted with horrific and painful tests and experiments.
It has been proven that testing on animals is completely useless.
via: Getty ImagesPETA found that studies published in prestigious medical journals have shown time and again that animal experimentation wastes lives—both animal and human—and precious resources by trying to infect animals with diseases that they would never normally contract.
Humans and animals have completely different anatomies.
via: Getty ImagesSo testing products that are designed for us humans on animals is not only useless but is a cruel and unnecessary waste of time.
Testing on animals for anything is useless, never the less.
via: Getty ImagesScience and research will never be an excuse to inflict suffering on innocent animals.
Shockingly, pain relief isn't required in animal testing.
via: Getty ImagesThe only U.S. law that governs the use of animals in laboratories, the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), allows animals to be burned, shocked, poisoned, isolated, starved, forcibly restrained, addicted to drugs, and brain-damaged - all without pain killers.
It is utterly bewildering that animal testing isn't completely illegal yet...
via: TwitterA lot of countries in the world have completely banned animal testing, but there are a few places out there that allow this barbaric practice and some labs continue to do it illegally.
There are many organizations out there who work tirelessly to put an end to this practice.
via: Getty ImagesCruelty Free International is one of these organizations, and they work hard together to put an end to animal testing and cruelty worldwide.
They went undercover in a lab in Germany from December 2018 until March 2019...
The undercover footage was shocking.
The conditions these poor animals are kept in are heartbreaking.
Charges have been filed with the Public Prosecutor in Luneburg for alleged violations against animal protection laws.
via: Getty ImagesSpeaking to The Mail Online, a spokesman for the local regulation authority Laves - the Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety - said following the inspection: "We found the cages were far too small, just as the activists claimed."