A new video has emerged of dogs bleeding to death on the floor in the same German toxicology laboratory where monkeys were filmed chained up in metal harnesses.
The German animal activist organisation Soko Tierschutz together with Cruelty Free International allege that the footage was recorded at LPT Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology in Mienenbuttel, Hamburg.
The latest clip to emerge shows beagles struggling against their handlers as they have pipes forced down their throats.
Many were seen laying motionless on the floor in cages with metal chains around their necks and one dog stands at the door of his enclosure surrounded by what appear to be pools of blood.
This is the latest video to be released after footage from earlier in the week showed monkeys screaming in pain with their heads locked into metal harnesses.
An undercover activist got a job at the research facility from December 2018 to March 2019, where he says he witnessed testing on beagles, monkeys, cats and rabbits, carried out for companies throughout the world.
The latest clip begins as beagles struggle against their handlers as they have pipes forced down their throats
Many were seen laying motionless on the floor in cages with metal chains around their necks
A beagle lying across the floor inside a narrow cell at the facility, with blood spatters on the floor
A beagle bleeds inside a cage following an experiment, which activists say was carried out at the LPT Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology in Mienenbuttel
The undercover worker said the animals were kept in horrific conditions.
He claimed the animals were treated with violence by the workers, who are not trained animal carers.
Friedrich Mullen from Soko Tierschutz said: ‘The animals were even still waggling their tails when they were being taken to be killed, the dogs were desperate for human contact.’
Macaque monkeys are locked into harnesses during research at the facility
Macaque monkeys have numbers penned onto their chests as they are strapped down for testing
He added: ‘The worst treatment was kept for the monkeys.
‘The macaques breed of monkeys are small, relatively light primates, which are often used for animal experiments at LPT. They are kept in cramped conditions in small cages.
‘Many of the animals have developed compulsive tendencies and are seen going round in circles.’
A beagle is seen bleeding over tiles, it is not clear what induced the wound
The cats are said to be given up to 13 injections per day by untrained professionals and left to suffer.
The animal activists have reported the case to police who are investigating.
They also claim the laws in Germany protecting animals from experiments are not strict enough and call for the laws to be tightened.
LPT is a family-owned contract-testing laboratory carrying out toxicity testing for pharmaceutical, industrial and agro-chemical companies from all over the world in order to meet the requirements of governments and regulatory authorities.
According to the organisation Cruelty Free International: ‘Toxicity testing involves poisoning animals to see how much of a chemical or drug it takes to cause serious harm, in an attempt to measure what a “safe” dose for humans might be.
‘Animals are injected with or made to eat or inhale increasing amounts of a substance to measure the toxic effects which can be severe and include vomiting, internal bleeding, respiratory distress, fever, weight loss, lethargy, skin problems, organ failure and even death. No anaesthetics or pain relief are provided.’
A cat, with the fur around its legs appearing to have been worn away, peers from its cage at the unit
A monkey shrieks as it grapples with its metal collar at the research facility
Michelle Thew, Chief Executive of Cruelty Free International stated: ‘Our investigation has uncovered appalling animal suffering, inadequate care, poor practices and breaches of European and German law.
‘We are calling for the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology (LPT) to be closed. We are also calling for a comprehensive review into the use of animals in regulatory toxicity testing in Europe, including the UK.
‘Every investigation, without fail, shows a similar tale of misery and disregard of the law.’
Footage shows the monkeys exhibiting obsessive behaviours, including going round in circles in their cages
Macaque monkeys are strapped into their harnesses during testing at the suspected toxicology laboratory
After the footage was released authorities in the Hamburg region conducted a spot check of the facility and confirmed some of the allegations made by the animal activists.
A spokesman for the local authority said: ‘We found the cages were far too small, just as the activists claimed.’
The local regulation authority Laves – the Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety has filed charges with the Public Prosecutor in Luneburg for alleged violations against animal protection laws.
Minister for Agriculture Barbara Otte-Kinast said: ‘If these allegations prove to be true, they would have to be punished and quick consequences be put in place.
‘A possible revocation of the animal testing licence is being checked by Laves.’
If the licence is revoked, the animal testing lab would have to be closed with immediate effect.
The veterinary inspection office has also been questioned as to why they did not spot any irregularities during checks.
A spokesman said: ‘We are looking into this.’
The spokesman for the local authorities said: ‘The laboratory will now get the opportunity to fulfil the correct procedures and will receive a fine.’
The MailOnline has attempted to contact the LPT Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology for comment.