DO THEY TEST?
have many examples of pointless experiments carried out at HLS, but the
ones we feature here are amongst the most striking. Remember every drug
or product that is withdrawn because of serious side effects, every pesticide
that proves to be carcinogenic, every stupid 'new and improved' household
product that we don't need, Huntingdon will have forced that product down
the throats of thousands of animals and then passed it safe just for it
later to go on to maim, harm and kill humans.
2009, a Japanese company paid HLS to use and kill 4-week-old rats in a study
to test the effects of suguki (a traditional, fermented Japenese vegetable)
on the body of humans. This is despite the vegetable having been consumed
safely by the Japanese population for well over 1,000 years - something
they point out in their own research paper!
rats were force fed a strain of the vegetable by 'oral gavage' - the scientific
way of saying a tube was forced down the animals' throat and the substance
pumped directly into their stomachs. Later, the rats were killed and dissected
to see what effect it had on the body. Naturally, and unsurprisingly, there
was "no clear treatment-related effect and no significant toxicological
effect" from the vegetable.
strain was isolated from a Japanese traditional fermented vegetable (suguki)
that has been consumed for over 1000 years. Because of this history, L.
brevis can be considered generally safe.”
despite its obvious safety, HLS felt the need to kill animals to test it
anyway, of course finding it "safe for consumption in humans".
As a Contract Research Organization (CRO), this is one of the many examples
available that demonstrate how HLS will literally test anything - and everything
- on animals if they are paid to do it!
conducted yet another ‘life saving’ experiment in 2004 on pregnant
rats; this time, testing the chemical n-Propyl bromide. What HLS fail to
mention in their experiments is that this chemical is a “solvent used
for the cleaning of metal surfaces, removal of soldering residues from electronic
circuit boards, and as an adhesive solvent”.
chemical has been under dispute for many years and a vast array of experiments
have already been conducted on rats in an attempt to establish whether it
has an effect upon the health of adult humans and unborn babies.
this experiment, HLS forced pregnant and lactating female rats to inhale
the chemical in varying doses by placing them in tube-shaped inhalation
devices not much bigger than their bodies. This was not only to see the
effect on the mother rats but the unborn and already weaning babies. The
rats, numbering over 50 adult females and numerous babies, were forced to
inhale this substance for a total of 31 days. Once the experiment was completed,
the rats were all killed and dissected to have their internal organs weighed
chemical has been in use for many years, with large amounts of workers having
already been exposed to it. Debate still remains in both scientific and
industry arenas over the safe level of exposure; while one paper clearly
shows that rats have fertility problems when exposed to the chemical, others
prove it to be entirely safe.
In effect, groups and health protection bodies are arguing over which toxicity
category to place the chemical, pointing out continuously that there is
the Health and Safety Executive of the UK (UK HSE) sum up this problem by
pointing out: “...it is not possible to judge which studies provide
the most relevant model for humans.”
PDF documents on these and other essential medical research projects carried
out at HLS: