Much more still needs to be done
Reports in the German media today confirm that the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology (LPT) has reached an agreement with the authorities to close the Mienenbuettel animal testing facility at the centre of our investigation with SOKO Tierschutz. (NDR and Spiegel Online)
Thank you so much for all your support to get us this far. We will continue to campaign to see an end to all animal testing by the company which has two other sites in Germany. We are also asking for compassionate and immediate plans to rehome the animals still at the laboratory. As well as action in Germany, we believe that the findings of our investigation and other reports of wrongdoing at the facility highlight the urgent need for a comprehensive review of toxicity testing on animals throughout the European Union.
Dr Katy Taylor, our Director of Science said: “Although, we are delighted that the authorities have taken action and LPT will close its doors to testing on monkeys, dogs and cats at its Mienenbüttel site, we call on the authorities to go further and end all animal testing carried out by LPT, including that on other species, including pigs, rabbits, mice, rats, hamsters, guinea pigs, fish and birds, at its two other sites in Neugraben-Hamburg and Löhndorf in Schleswig-Holstein."
“We believe that the findings from our investigation, and the subsequent revelations about cruelty and malpractice, should result in LPT losing its licence to carry out any animal testing, and we renew our call for the authorities to organise a rehoming strategy for the thousands of animals held by LPT.”
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