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13 Eye-Opening Photos of Animals in Labs

Written by Vanessa Cunningham | April 23, 2013

The pain that animals face every day for product testing, crude curiosity-driven experiments, and deadly medical training exercises are completely horrifying and indefensible. Animals are not disposable laboratory tools, they are individuals just like us who want to be free and don’t want to be forced to endure lives of pain and terror. Take a look at the faces of animal testing and see why we should end experimentation on animals.

Rats are not even considered animals under the federal Animal Welfare Act, even though rats and mice make up approximately 95 percent of the animals suffering in labs.

This dog, named Brock, was purchased from a local shelter by the University of Utah to be used in experiments.

This rabbit was tormented and mutilated by an experimenter at the University of Utah who attaches devices to the bones of rabbits and sheep.

These two young chimpanzees were confined at SEMA, a notoriously cruel Maryland laboratory that PETA helped expose a quarter-century ago.

This cat, named Double Trouble, endured invasive surgeries on her brain, ears, and skull at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

NJ, like Double Trouble, also had holes drilled into her head, a post screwed to her skull, and metal coils stitched to her eyes.

These terrified monkeys are having experimental chemicals forced up their noses by employees at Covance, a private laboratory that other companies pay to conduct tests on animals.

In a crude experiment at the University of Utah, this cat, named Robert, had an electrode implanted into his brain. Following PETA’s shocking undercover investigation at the school, Robert was released.

This rabbit had chemicals dripped into her eyes and rubbed on her bare skin in cruel product tests at a Biosearch laboratory.

These monkeys are a few of the thousands of monkeys imprisoned at the Oregon National Primate Research Center, which was the subject of a PETA undercover investigation.

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  • Terry Callow says:

    Unbelievably evil! How can any of this be justified? Some of us should lose the title of being called human! Just pure evil! STOP “research” on animals NOW!

  • Jagdish Mittal says:

    Shocked after seeing these pictures.Should we deserve to be called as civilized persons/society.Prevent all this any cost.

  • Nancy Leon says:

    ,Why do this with the indefents animals?

  • Betty Kaine says:

    I know people don’t like to see this stuff. No one likes it in their face, but IF WE DON’T SEE IT, WE FORGET IT. Right? We all do it. So, Please people, make an effort, TOUGHEN UP just long enough to BE HEROES and SIGN PETITIONS, pass these pics on (with due warnings) or copy them to post and help the helpless. Do whatever you can to make THIS decade, THIS century be the one when people took notice and finally stood up against cruel outdated research and once and for all PUT AN END to our barbaric and hurtful treatment of innocent creatures. If we don’t do what we can to change things legally, it will always happen. It has to stop now.

  • Beatlemarek says:

    :(

  • HEARTBROKEN AND LIVID says:

    THE MESSAGE IS ALWAYS THE SAME : IN THE END I WANT TO BE THERE WHEN EACH EXPERIMENTER IS COMPELLED TO GIVE ACCOUNT IN TRUTH OF HIS LIFE . HE WILL HAVE ALL UNDERSTANDING AND WILL ACCEPT PUNISHMENT / CONSEQUENCES FOR ACTING OUT THE OPPOSITE OF THE MAKER’S COMMISSION FOR ALL PEOPLE TO BE GOOD STEWARTS OF THE EARTH AND IT INHABITANTS. GOODNESS AND TRUTH WILL INHERENTLY HAVE IT NO OTHER WAY ; THERE WILL BE NO LAB TO HIDE IN. THE VICTIMS WILL , ALL THE WHILE , BE SITTING WITH GOD FOR ETERNITY . THE PAIN AND TERROR FOR THEM WILL CHANGE TO CONTENTMENT AND HAPPINESS.

    FOR NOW, AND FOR THE NEXT VICTIM, I CRY AND I PRAY AND I REACH INTO SHALLOW POCKETS FOR CHANGE SO THAT IT WILL END. THERE IS ALWAYS AN ALTERNATIVE TO SADISM AND CRUELTY . ALWAYS .

  • Kathleen Kane says:

    This is so cruel and so disturbing to know that this goes on in this day and age.it should be outlawed.

  • aarti sudhanshu gupta says:

    humans are the worst expeimental outcome of nature.

  • Susan Best-Newman says:

    This is an absolute SIN!!! How can these ATROCITIES be allowed to continue??? What is wrong with people?? I DO NOT care if it’s product testing of soap, cleaning fluid, cosmetics or MEDICAL…It needs to END NOW!!! In this world of technology and all these advancements you mean to tell me that companies cannot find alternative testing measures??? STOP with the bullshit excuse that it’s all in the name of Science or it’s to help prolong human life..F*CK the human being!!! If you are trying to find some cure for a human condition or disease, and you have no other way to test , then test on the human…after all, it is to help them.

  • Jill Coletti says:

    This is not necessary !! These poor innocent creatures should NOT have to suffer like this. I do not buy ANYTHING that is tested on animals. When will the people in this world come to their senses !!~JC

  • Dec says:

    This is really sad

  • Leigh says:

    There is no excuses for animals to have to undergo these torments…throughly discusted…

  • Turid mathisen says:

    This have to STOP!!

  • francesca bernabei says:

    it is a shame, are we human?

  • Marni says:

    to torture animals in this way it has to take a certain amount of heartlessness.
    No animal should have to endure such cruelty.
    Shame on those who choose to use animals instead of non-animal testing and experiment devies that are more accurate.

  • Kim says:

    Animal testing is disgusting, cruel, inhumane, and needs to be stopped NOW!!!

  • Michael says:

    SHAME SHAME Upon YOU..ALL Animals are free to live as humans ..WHY do you think they have no feelings..>!

  • dp says:

    The first pictures really got me. I have owned rats as pets, and they are every bit as smart as a dog. They learn their name, their sister’s names, names of people, things, commands. They are affectionate. They bond with you and just want YOU. This breaks my heart. No animal should ever be tortured or experimented on, and if that keeps the Human animal from progressing, so be it.

  • angie says:

    I don’t know how those people can sleep at night

  • Sonya Gendron says:

    This is unforgivable aside from being unnecessary!! What is wrong with the human species that would make this ok??

  • Juana says:

    The denigrated human acts tours to the inoffensive animals. what a change of the living world, shame on them.

  • maggie dovile says:

    I know that we have come a long way towards awareness that barbaric treatment of animals continues in laboratories, but there is still such a large amount of evil that is perpetrated onto innocent animals across the globe. Add to this the disgraceful treatment of animals in slaughterhouses and puppy mills etc and I despair that, as the so called “caretakers” of the planet, we will ever take our responsibilities seriously.

  • Kat Savage says:

    How is this still allowed to happen? It’s barbaric. Anyone dumb enough to think that these animals are in any way useful to bodily reactions that humans have with products/chemicals/medicine are clearly living in the dark ages. If this was a person, the staff of these laboratories would be in jail for life right now. I am angered beyond belief. The cruel irony is is that if everyone went vegan, humans could cure themselves of many ailments along with having no severe reactions to any products used on their skin. Wake up world!!!

  • Philippa Kent says:

    iiiiiihhfgffgf nm,
    I will never understand how scientists utilize beautiful living creatures to experiment on with theiragonizing and disgusting experim. ents. I cannot imagine what those poor rabbits had to endure with chemicals dropped in their eyes – WE know how painful it is to get a piece of grit in the eye; and to experiment with what’s left of the first rabbit shown….makes me completely sick. What are the other non-living options scientists have to try out their products – what is their alternative as I am sure there is one. Do these sort of experiments go on at all Universities? Has anyone done a study on and have these sort of situations been halted before and the people charged with animal cruelty. What government rules protect laboratory animals?? So many quetions.

  • Rosemary Bernier says:

    I am sick and horrified by what I see and from what I’ve been able to read, unnecessary due to advancements. We all have to band together to make people stop testing on animals!

  • Hiccups says:

    Please notify me as to how I can help

  • MARIA H. DEFRAGA says:

    I can’t stand it anymore these people called human beings are MONSTERS STOP STOP THIS CRUELTY NOW:((((((((

  • Piotr says:

    Stop testing amimals!!!

  • Leifra says:

    I`m against animal testing.More rigts for animals.
    Support PETA

  • Elizabeth Nugen says:

    Experimentation on animals when there are more humane ways is just cruel and inhumane.

  • SueM0820 says:

    We have no right to do this to these innocent creatures. How do the people who do this daily sleep at night?

  • Adair Leonard says:

    This abuse of animals is simply heartbreaking. Would the persons working in these labs allow these cruel treatments to be done on their own pets? I wonder?

  • prairiegal says:

    Humans do not have the right and do not deserve any benefits from torturing animals like this. What a pathetic and arrogant species we think we are when we can subject animals to this pain and suffering all in the name of products and medicine we don’t even need.

  • John Hodgson says:

    Only evil minds could inflict such suffering on little animals

  • sylvie lemmet says:

    assez ! assez de torturer ces pauvres animaux STOP !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • chander kumar soni says:

    very horror.

  • Rebecca Lipka says:

    Please STOP torturing animals. It makes me absolutely sick to see what people do to animals in the name of research. Humans are to be caretakers of animals, we are not to use them for experiments, they are NOT disposable.

  • Elisa Fuentes says:

    Animal torture no more! animal rights!!, they deserve a decent life, there are other methods to do science.

  • Angelika Klebs says:

    Sie alle, die den Tieren so etwas antun, sollten sich in Grund und
    Boden schämen. Diese Tiere sind Ihren abartigen “Spielchen”, hilflos
    ausgeliefert. Wir Menschen sind in der Pflicht, diese wertvollen Geschpfe artgerecht zu versorgen und was tun Sie, Sie quälen diese
    wundervollen Geschöpfe. Und das nur, um alle, die daran beteiligt sind, mit Geld zu versorgen. Pfui Teule, was sied Sie nur für armselige Kreaturen????
    Im übrigen bringen diese Test überhaupt nichts und das wissen Sie.
    Was haben Sie alle nur für einen wiederlichen Charakter?
    Sie sind ALLE verabscheuungswürdig.

  • lisa says:

    This is absolutely horrifying and has to stop! There is absolutely NO reason for this torture of innocent beings to be taking place anywhere, for any reason!!

  • Jackie says:

    The thing that’s so ironic and hypocritical is these people who perform these tests on animals have pets themselves! I know, it doesn’t make any sense! I don’t get it! I mean, what’s wrong with this picture?! I wish somebody would do the same exact experiments on their animals and see how they like it or how they would feel about other people drilling holes in their pets’ heads or dunking them in radioactive chemicals!

  • Anne dominguez says:

    So much cruelty and suffering. I long for the this all ends.

  • charmaine nash says:

    There is no justifiable reason for this treatment to any animal whatsoever on the name of testing for any reason. Ban it

  • Ericka Shimkonis says:

    This has to STOP!!!

  • Maxine Dunbar says:

    How can we, as human beings, made in the image of GOD, mistreat anyone or anything by torture, abuse and most certainly unncessary procedures and experients.

  • Janey Hauber says:

    Experimentation on animals is the worst kind of animal cruelty. They are kept in cages with out ever knowing a loving touch or a kind work, they know nothing but harsh words and pain. End experimentation on animals NOW!

  • jeannine wietrich says:

    Non aux expérimentations sur animaux

  • Nan Newall says:

    The terrified look on these animals is clearly telling. They experience pain and pleasure like us. It is up to us humans, supposedly at the top of the evolutionary scale (what a joke!!!) to stop this senseless, brutal animal testing. By saving animals, we are not merely doing the ethical thing, we are also saving our planet and preserving nature’s delicate balance.

  • Carole Huens says:

    It is heartbreaking and so difficult to look at those pictures and to realize that there are animals suffering right now in cages where they will live out their short miserable lives in fear and pain. I will never understand how anyone can sleep at night knowing that they are responsible for this cruelty. Don’t they have any compassion for these living breathing creatures put here by God? These poor little babies are not ours to use like this. These people will pay for their actions eventually. That knowledge is the only thing that gives me hope. I hope that the next generation is being raised to love the world of animals and to treat them with love and kindness. I wish there was more that I could do to save them all. It is so hard to realize that this world has such terrible cruel people in it.

  • shelly laurie says:

    i am totally horrified!

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