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BREAKING NEWS: Local authorities say LPT site is unfit to continue

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We call for the company's two remaining sites to now also be closed

Local authorities have today announced that with immediate effect they have removed the licence to operate from LPT Mienenbüttel, the site at the centre of our joint investigation with SOKO Tierschutz.

The facility now has two weeks to hand over all animals currently still at the animal testing facility to suitable third parties. Many of the animals have already been rehomed.

Two other LPT sites in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein are currently also under investigation.

Our Director of Public Affairs, Kerry Postlewhite said: “We are delighted that the authorities have taken action to close this site. The levels of animal cruelty and breaches of law exposed by our investigation are totally unacceptable. However, as the authorities now believe LPT to be unfit, we would call on them to also act to close the company's two remaining sites.”

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