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Animal testing facility LPT – which earlier this year changed its name to Provivo Biosciences – will close by the end of 2022, with the animal experiments at the site ending in January.
LPT was the company at the centre of our investigation with SOKO Tierschutz in 2019 which exposed shocking levels of animal cruelty and breaches of EU and German law.
Current laboratories at Neugraben in Hamburg and Gut Löhndorf in Schleswig Holstein, northern Germany, will follow their former site at Mienenbüttel in being closed, with a new site planned to conduct tests without the use of animals.
Dr Katy Taylor, our Director of Science, said: “We are pleased that Provivo Biosciences is soon ending all animal testing and that animals will no longer suffer behind its doors. This is a major victory for all those involved in the investigation and for all those who have campaigned tirelessly in Germany and around Europe for animal tests to end at the facility.
"Whilst LPT may be moving on, the fact remains that our investigation shone a light on the cruel reality of toxicity testing on animals. We will only rest when there are no more animal tests in any laboratory in Europe and around the world."
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