Protesters seize hundreds of dogs from São Paulo research
19 October 2013
raided a laboratory in São Paulo, Brazil early Friday and took hundreds of
dogs from the complex after claims that the lab was testing on animals. The
protesters accuse Instituto Royal of
mistreating animals for pharmaceutical purposes.
Over 300 beagles were rescued from
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pushed back, denying mistreatment and saying that all tests conducted on
animals fall within the legal
requirements of the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA).
Brazilians took to the internet, giving the hashtag
nearly 90,000 mentions. Activists shared images of what they say was a rescue
Activists shared images of what they say was a rescue mission.
posted the image below thanking everyone who took part in the raid.
Numerous petitions protesting animal testing at the institute surfaced
online. The petition below has generated more than 210,000 signatures. Others
argued that animal testing can be necessary.
According to Brazilian law, it is
legal to perform tests on animals for medical and research purposes.
However, laboratories must follow strict regulations and guidelines set by the
government for animal testing.
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Los Angeles, CA 90039
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