They are well knowing Labs in the UK (HLS, Covance Labs, Quantiles toxicology pathology service, Bibra and inveresk research)
These Labs conduct testing on behalf of pharmaceuticals , agrochemical and house hold products, quite likely to be conducting tests for overseas companies as well.
Common type testing is for toxicity testing lethal does (LD50)
Animals are fed the substance which causes them to be in pain most of the animals being tested on die
HLS this is a well knowing company that torture animals in there labs
WHAT DO THEY TEST?
We 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 Remember every drug or product that is withdrawn because of serious side effects, every pesticide that proves to be carcinogenic, every stupid ‘new and improved’ household product that we don’t need,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.
During 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 and examined.
Covance, Inc. (NYSE: CVD), formerly Corning Incorporated, with headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey, USA, is a contract research organization (CRO), providing drug development and animal testing services. According to its website, it is one of the largest companies of its kind in the world, with annual revenues of over US$1.7 billion, operations in more than 25 countries, and over 9,800 employees worldwide.It provides the world’s largest central laboratory network, and employs a global team of clinical-trial professionals and cardiac-safety experts. It became a publicly traded company after being spun off by Corning, Inc., in 1997.
Under the name Covance Research Products Inc. (CRP), based in Denver, Pennsylvania, the company also deals in the import and sale of laboratory animals. It is the single largest importer of primates in the U.S. and the world’s largest breeder of laboratory dogs. It owns two dog-breeding facilities, two primate centers, and a rabbit-breeding facility.
They test for the presence of antibody to infectious agents in the serum of mice, rats, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, and rabbits. Our methodologies include Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA), Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA), Hemagglutination Inhibition (HAI), and Western Blot (WB)
Bibra this was closed down
The British Industrial Biological Research Association (BIBRA) has a long standing history of animal abuse and torment, testing on behalf of a variety of companies ranging from Boots the Chemist to AstraZeneca. Rodents, rabbits, primates, beagles and other unfortunate animals were used at this Contract Research Organisation for toxicology experiments.
BIBRA (Woodmansterne Road, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 4DS) has a long standing history of animal rights focus, with the site being subject to mass invasions and protests up until recent years.
We are pleased to announce that they have now shut down and the site is to change into a school, with all the security fencing, cameras, alarm systems and laboratories being stripped at the moment; although all buildings are still alarmed.
Their sister organisation, BIBRA Information Services, is still in operation, running from a small office in the town centre, however they are not involved in conducting animal experimentation.