German Laboratory Shuts Down After Shocking Undercover Investigation

German Laboratory Shuts Down After Shocking Undercover Investigation

Fantastic news! Cruelty Free International and SOKO Tierschutz’s shocking undercover investigation at a medical research facility in Germany has resulted in the closure of the laboratory and the rehoming of hundreds of animals who suffered in silence for far too long.

The horrifying footage exposed heinous abuse and torture of dogs, cats, and monkeys at the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology (LPT) in Mienenbüttel, Germany. Based on this investigation, Cruelty Free International called for an urgent and fundamental review of animal testing laws across the EU. 

On November 27, Cruelty Free International reported that LPT Mienenbüttel had been raided, “based on suspicions that vertebrate animals at the site in Mienenbüttel had been treated in ways which would contravene the German Animal Welfare Act.” LPT facilities in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein were also investigated following the issuance of search warrants by the district court.

On December 20, Cruelty Free International shared news that LPT laboratory had their operating license removed and “will cease activities as local authorities call into question the reliability of the company.”

On Jan 8, Cruelty Free International posted more great news: “We are also pleased to confirm all the cats who were at LPT have also been given loving homes.” Although CFI could not thank the organizations who are caring for the animals by name, “the local veterinary office has also confirmed to SOKO that the remaining 140 dogs will also soon be rehomed”.

Thank you to all of you who signed our alert in support of Cruelty Free International and SOKO Tierschutz’s efforts to shut down this cruel medical testing facility and to initiate a comprehensive review of European animal testing laws. Together, we can work toward a cruelty-free world for all animals!