Professional Laboratory and Research Services in N.C. must be closed

by Elisa Black-Taylor
(USA)

Clementine has been there 7 years

Clementine has been there 7 years

There are very few companies I've ever seen that moved me to the point of HATE, but Professional Laboratory and Research Services (PLRS) in Corapeake, North Carolina is one. I'm sure my readers will agree with me after reading this article.

I don't normally attack an individual shelter or company. I feel local action is better for correcting abuse. But I had to get involved in this PETA investigation because this place needs to be shut down!

PLRS is located in a rural area in N.C. and it tests products used on companion animals. These include insecticides and flea and tick products. Many animals are force fed the chemicals to test for toxicity or have caustic compounds spread on their skin. The test animals have suffered severe burns from the compounds. This test is done on rabbits, dogs and cats.

Bayer, Eli Lilly, Novartis, Schering-Plough (now Merck), Sergeant's, Wellmark, and Merial, the maker of Frontline flea are some of the companies involved in the testing1.

This abuse recently made the news after a PETA investigator worked undercover for nine months in the plant. If you're infuriated already, read my next paragraph.

The workers there HATE animals and according to evidence gathered by the investigator, they enjoy torturing them. They not only yell at them, they drag dogs too frightened to walk and also hose down both dogs and cats with bleach and other harsh chemicals.

Here's a video the undercover PETA investigator made inside Professional Lab and Research Services. I'll warn you its horrible. The only reason I'm including it here is it is evidence the abuse does take place here. WATCH IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. BAD LANGUAGE AND VIOLENCE!

As soon as the worker shown grabbed a cat and shoved it into a chain link fence I had to turn it off.

Here are some of the "tests" conducted.

*Dogs are used in experiments to test worm medication, but because of the filthy conditions, many of the dogs not being tested became infested.

*Rabbits were held over thousand of mosquitoes who were allowed to feed off of their shaved backs for 15 minutes a day up to 5 days per week.

*Rabbit cages were cleaned by shaking them upside down with the rabbits still inside.

* Dogs were deliberately infested with worms for months at a time, even though this wasn't required to test the product.

* A dog was injected with out of date anesthetic and a tooth pulled even though the dog was in agony and crying.

*A cat was thrown into a fence several times and pulled off the fence in hopes of pulling out the claws.

*The PETA investigator was warned not to report animal injuries to the veterinarian. These included bloody sores, bloody diarrhea, skin conditions, worm infestations, oozing sores, abscessed teeth, and pus and blood-filled infections on ears went untreated or were ineffectively handled by workers who had no veterinary training or credentials2.

These dogs are dogs just like your pets. Except they are kept for years in cages with no love and no humane treatment whatsoever. Most are terrified at the mere sight of a human. They pace constantly and many go insane.

Most of the products tested on these dogs, cats and rabbits are available at your grocery store. Please check into the companies I listed at the beginning of this article and DO NOT support them. Let them know what is happening at this research facility and beg them to stop using this company as a testing ground. Because they're not testing-they're TORTURING!

These employees can't be human. It seems they inflict verbal and physical abuse on the animals for the fun of it. And get PAID for it! That's always the part that burns me up!

One product was tested on 57 cats. These cats suffered seizures, foamed at the mouth, lost vision and bled from their noses. Yet we can go into our local stores and buy this product for our cats. Something is very wrong with this picture.

PLRS recently murdered 100 cats, dogs and rabbits because they felt providing food for them was too expensive.

A veterinarian comes in for a few hours a week. Not nearly long enough to care for all of the sick and abused animals there.

When PLRS knew an inspection was coming up from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), they cleaned up the testing facility. The USDA had given them a warning the previous year about the poor condition the 400+ animals were in. The visit this year lasted just over 2 hours.

PETA has filed complaints with state and federal agencies and also with law enforcement. Occupational Safety and Health Organization (OSHA) has also been notified of the violations.

PETA needs everyone's help in getting the word out about this research lab. Animal lovers need to band together and get this place closed down. Here's the petition to stop the torture.

There's also a petition to free Clementine, who has been there for 7 years. Her story can be found on this page.

I'd like to commend the PETA worker who had to endure watching this abuse until enough evidence was gathered against PLRS. It had to be a horrible experience. Personally, I'd have hurt someone. Hopefully this evidence will be enough to shut this place down permanently.

This investigator kept a notebook of the cruelty going on at the lab. It can be found here.

I've heard it said that animals sit at heaven's gate and approve who can enter and who can't. In this case I hope it's true. These people are monsters. I hope they get what's coming to them.

Elisa

Notes - sources:

1. http://www.peta.org/FeaturePLRS.asp

2. http://www.peta.org/FeaturePLRS-Document.asp

http://www.all-creatures.org/saen/nc/res-fr-nc-plr.html

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Jul 13, 2011
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Adoption
by: Jara B

Where can you adopt the victims of PLRS? I really want to know because I'm looking into adopting an animal from there. Where do the dogs, cats, rabbits etc. go?? Is there a local shelter they go to, or do they get adopted right from PLRS? anyone know???


Jan 18, 2011
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To Lisa...
by: Kristy

Lisa...it will take time and TONS of love and understanding. I've been told that some of the beagles were returned because the new owners couldn't handle their "issues". Their issues are enormous but I went into this knowing this was not a perfect pet and vowed to stand by my Murphy through thick and thin. We've had our moments...I've been absolutely frustrated at times. But my love for him is unconditional and I will never return him, no matter how many times he pees on my floor or tears up his stuffed animals or anything else he may do...because he simply just doesn't know. This is like a whole new world to him and he's loving every minute of exploring it, good and bad. Every day is an adventure. I'm on facebook, but not searchable. So if you're on FB let me know how to find you. I'll be here if you need any advice or just want to talk and hey I'm hoping to one day get all of us and our babies together for an awesome reunion!!


Jan 18, 2011
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Our new beagle, Rascal
by: Lisa

We adopted Rascal on Sunday, and he's such a sweet boy. He loves to cuddle and play, but is very nervous when he hears a loud noise or sees a sudden movement. He's VERY skinny, so we hope to fatten him up with a lot of yummy treats, and give him plenty of love. It's amazing that our little guy doesn't know what a house, car, doggy bed, or bone were until we showed him. Now we're making up for the first three years of his life, and hopefully he can forget about Professional Laboratory and Research Services.


Jan 18, 2011
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Our new beagle, Rascal
by: Lisa

We adopted Rascal on Sunday, and he's such a sweet boy. He loves to cuddle and play, but is very nervous when he hears a loud noise or sees a sudden movement. He's VERY skinny, so we hope to fatten him up with a lot of yummy treats, and give him plenty of love. It's amazing that our little guy doesn't know what a house, car, doggy bed, or bone were until we showed him. Now we're making up for the first three years of his life, and hopefully he can forget about Professional Laboratory and Research Services.


Jan 14, 2011
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So glad
by: Elisa

So glad to hear he's doing so well. I hope other adopters will let us know how their babies are. I rescue from death row at GCAC in Greenville, SC and the feeling is unequal to anything I've ever done. I think these babies know we save their lives.If you're on Facebook send me a friend request. I'm under Elisa Black-Taylor.


Jan 13, 2011
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I am an adoptive parent
by: Kristy

On September 30, 2010 we brought our angel home from our local SPCA after having visited him at his foster home for about a week and a half. What a blessing Murphy is to our family. When we brought him home all he did was cower in a corner and shake, he wouldn't eat for 4 days and he paced constantly. Now, nearly 4 months later, her is loving his feline and canine siblings, rolls about playing with one of our cats like he is a kitten himself. He still cannot go outside without being on a harness and leash because we're afraid he will run away. But he has amazingly come a long way! He is so excited to see me come home from work in the afternoons...he runs around, hops around on his back feet dancing and spins in circles when I walk in the door. I love his kisses and I can't wait to come home every day just to see him:) I hope these bastards pay for what they did..every single one of them. And I look forward to meeting some of you amazing adoptive parents. Thank you PETA, thank you foster parents, and thank you adoptive parents for giving these innocent babies their long awaited freedom!!


Nov 26, 2010
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I am an adoptive parent
by: Tracie

Last weekend my grandson and I went to the SPCA in Raleigh to adopt a kitten. While we were at the shelter we found Pearl. We spent time with her in a seperate area and found her to be very affectionate as long as I did not pick her up. It was then that I was told a little about her rescue. I talked it over with my family and adopted Pearl the next day. Pearl has been with us a week now and is getting very comfortable here. She is quite talkative and very affectionate. Pearl has found a place in our hearts and will be treated like the princess she is for the rest of her life. I can only hope the other animals have found homes as safe and comfortable as ours will be for Pearl. If Pearl could thank those that rescued her I am sure she would would tell you she will be forever greatful.
I know we are!


Oct 20, 2010
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To Renee
by: Ruth

Thank you Renee for that bit of good news,I hope all the lab animals end up in homes with people as kind as you.

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Oct 19, 2010
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I adopted a PLRS cat
by: Renee

For those disheartened by this story, know that one of the cats rescued from the lab has come home with me and several others are safe and available for adoption at Safe Haven for Cats in Raleigh, NC. He is a sweet brown mackerel tabby, just over 1 yr old.

The cat I adopted is one of the most loving I have ever met. I am committed to giving him a life full of good food, toys, affection and security.

As sad as this story is, know that some of the animals victimized are now finding happy endings.


Oct 01, 2010
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Update
by: Elisa Black-Taylor

tell of dogs arriving in Norfolk, VA. I haven't heard of anyone being charged with anything yet but I'll do my best to keep up with this case.

http://www.pet-abuse.com/pages/cruelty_database.php is a good site to keep up with cases nationwide. I have it added to my favorites for easy access.


Oct 01, 2010
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justice must be served
by: F'inLividinNY

I want a link with the follow up prosecutions of the people in this video as well as the administrators who condoned this cruelty, along with their names. This is one of the most maddening and sickening things I have ever witnessed. It is entirely unforgivable and the lack of human conscience exhibited is right up there with any level of psychopathy...they are relishing over their power over these defenseless victims. I am not one to condone violence to correct violent acts...but I had to talk myself down from this one watching their merciless behavior....are you f*&$%ing kidding me?....honestly, I am touched forever after seeing this! I am trying not to wish these people to burn alive...I'm trying...but it's tough. I'm trying to think of the 90+ % of the population of humans who have a heart, some compassion and some dignity....this is so f*&^ed up.


Sep 21, 2010
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Show that woman's face!
by: Grego

I want a word or two with that human reject! Let's see if she would like her nails ripped out. What a disgusting company. I hope they all have difficulty finding jobs in the future. Post their names and faces because they are cruel and inhumane people. The public should know where they are.


Sep 21, 2010
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i want to know!
by: cj myers

i want to know if anyone knows any of the people who worked in this hell hole? someone has got to know. PLEASE GIVE ME THEIR NAMES!


Sep 21, 2010
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Something else you can do
by: Ruth

Many charities and charity shops fund animal experiments,they are too numerous to list here and I don't of course know the ones in the USA.
So if you seriously want to help stop this uneccessary cruelty, before donating to any charity ensure your money isn't going to pay for instruments of torture and to pay lab workers for using them.
You can check on the internet easily if they are 'good guys' or 'bad guys' by doing a google search or you can ask the charity directly.
If we all only support non animal testing charities the 'bad guys' will soon get the message that in these days of alternatives torturing animals will not be tolerated any longer.


Sep 20, 2010
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We helped save the animals
by: Anonymous

All the animals from the lab have been rescued. I am proud to say Triangle Beagle Rescue of NC drove to the lab Friday and picked up 36 of the beagles, 16 of which they put on a plan to a shelter in FL. The other 20 now have loving homes. Other shelters took in the rest of the animals. It's a horrible story with, hopefully, a happy ending for these guys. There will be some enormous vet bills, so please contribute if you can. Just go to tribeagles.org and follow the links.


Sep 19, 2010
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Monster employees
by: Anonymous

I want these monsters in these videos brought to justice, and charged!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sep 19, 2010
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Monster employees
by: Anonymous

I want these monsters in these videos brought to justice, and charged!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sep 19, 2010
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Monster employees
by: Anonymous

I want these monsters in these videos brought to justice, and charged!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sep 18, 2010
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Too Horrible to Watch
by: Amazed at Supposely Humans

Every lab, testing facility and/or shelter should be open to inspection!! The owners, managers and/or any employee should be prosecuted for this level of abuse!!! I personally will not purchase any of the products associated with this lab and will check with my vet on how to find out how well the vendors/product are monitored!!!


Sep 18, 2010
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BIG PHARMA
by: MEDICINE WOMAN

I think the commenter "Ed" put the truth of the matter in real terms; big pharma is driving the industry and PLRS is a baby of BIG PHARMA. If you want to blame someone, blame the pharmaceutical companies that are meeting the demand that YOU consumers create by crying for their poisons. Alternatives are available but YOU demand cheap, toxic garbage to pour on and in your pet to make yourself feel better about saving money. The organic crowd has been exposing the evils of big pharma for years and years, and we refuse to use their poisons because of the suffering that was caused to make them. Be responsible and take the blame; everyone here who has fed the beast by using his poisons is guilty for what has hapened to all of these animals at PLRS in North Carolina, which is my state by the way. By using completely organic alternatives, you will decrease the demand for these cheap crappy dangerous poisons. The employees of these labs who behaved detestably are lost souls. Anybody that intentionally inflicts harm on defenseless creatures for PROFIT is a devil. BIG PHARMA is big bucks, thanks to YOU. This is your baby, folks. These animals suffered at your hand because you demand products like Frontline. Take your medicine when you watch the video.


Sep 17, 2010
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Cruel streak
by: Ruth

I'm afraid you have to have a cruel streak in you to work in labs which test on animals.
Only people who don't love animals work in those places so there is no way they will ever treat them kindly if they can get away with abusing them.
No true animal lover could look any creature in the eye while injecting poison, burning, cutting into them, dropping irritating stuff in their eyes, implanting things in their brains and all the rest of the unspeakable experiments they do to them.
No true animal lover could sleep at night with all that torture on their conscience.
Many seperate labs are doing the same experiments over and over,desperate to be first to come up with something new.It doesn't matter to them how many animals die in the attempt.
Take Cancer Research, millions of ££ poured into it and still no cure, millions of animals lives wasted ! And if anyone does come up with a new drug, well it's too expensive to try on people with cancer anyway.
I say again, please support places like Dr Hadwen Trust who are making great progress in their research using NO animals and boycott any firm using animals in cosmetic/household products testing.

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Sep 17, 2010
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NO NO NO
by: Anonymous

Elisa there is no necessity at all for animal testing these days.
You are either for it or against it,there is no sitting on the fence.
This laboratory where animals were tortured is closed now but there are lots more like it and bringing this one to attention doesn't stop the rest.The firms which used their services will merely transfer their custom to another one.
Do you think many stick to rules and regulations of humane treatment of their subjects?
If that is so then you need to do a lot more research than you have done.


Sep 16, 2010
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TESTING NOT OK
by: Anonymous

I disagree that animal testing is ever necessary..they are innocent, have no say in what gets pumped into them, placed on them, cut into them, fed to them....they are not born to test products...they are not a commodity to abuse, even for testing. Even with testing, lots of animals were killed eating pet food that had poisonous stuff in it and was sent from China...we cannot prevent those "slip ups"...and it is horrible that people lost beloved pets...my sister lost her Old English Mastiff to this disaster...that's what it is - a disaster! That still does not condone testing products year after year on animals! It is a recipe for abuse....lab workers look on these animals as property to treat however they may want....NO, testing is just NOT the way. Accidents happen, testing is outright, unforgivable abuse.


Sep 16, 2010
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TESTING NOT OK
by: Anonymous

I disagree that animal testing is ever necessary..they are innocent, have no say in what gets pumped into them, placed on them, cut into them, fed to them....they are not born to test products...they are not a commodity to abuse, even for testing. Even with testing, lots of animals were killed eating pet food that had poisonous stuff in it and was sent from China...we cannot prevent those "slip ups"...and it is horrible that people lost beloved pets...my sister lost her Old English Mastiff to this disaster...that's what it is - a disaster! That still does not condone testing products year after year on animals! It is a recipe for abuse....lab workers look on these animals as property to treat however they may want....NO, testing is just NOT the way. Accidents happen, testing is outright, unforgivable abuse.


Sep 16, 2010
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My reason for writing
by: Elisa Black-Taylor

There's a difference between testing products and trying to push a cat through a chain link fence.

If the testing must be done, then it should be handled in a humane manner and the animals treated with respect and given routine checkups. They need to set strict limits on how long an animal is tested. Clementine had been there 7 years.

I saw the worker kicking the dogs and abusing the cat and that's why I wrote this. If I learn of other labs treating animals the same way, I'll write against them also.

I'm against testing but do understand it's necessity.


Sep 16, 2010
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Sound Science at PLRS???
by: Anonymous

It's difficult to imagine how this small facility in the middle of nowhere was able to get contracts from Sergeant's, Bayer, Eli Lilly, Merck, Schering-Plough, Pfizer, Novartis, Merial, and WellMark International. Did representatves from those companies ever visit PLRS? What made them decide to use that facility? If you were bringing a new product to market -- a product potentially worth hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenue -- would you contract out your research to that facility?

The authorities need to determine if the research conducted at PLRS -- which the EPA heavily relied upon for its regulatory decisions -- was compromised by the systemic abuse of animals, substandard conditions, use of ill or diseased animals in studies, and the inadequate training, skill, and supervision of personnel. It should also try to determine if these problems exist at other contract facilities that fall under the jurisdiction of the EPA.


Sep 16, 2010
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OH?????
by: Anonymous

So it is okay for all these animals to suffer needlessly for years!!! What in the H... are you thinking, you idiot! These animals did not ask to be born or used for experiments...there is no need to test on animals at any time...Why don't you volunteer if you think it is okay to have bleach and urine and feces to sit in on open wounds....you let the scum throw you against a fence and rip your claws out, you let the scum pull you around by an ear, kick you....and then do it some more!! Yeah, I bet a lot of people would be happy to do that for you, you probably are one of those scum that worked there, maybe even the "vet"! I think a lot of people would line up to do the same to you!! TESTING ON ANIMALS IS NEVER NECESSARY!! Oh, and let's put a window in your stomach...and then let you live your life on a slab, waiting for someone to just put you out of your misery...You and all your buddies make me SICK....Would you like ME to come in and treat you like you are condoning.....I would be able to do that to you for what you proposing...If I sound a bit harsh, I am, You were able to sit by and let this happen..? Karma, my friend!! Karma


Sep 16, 2010
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They are testing medications for pets
by: Ed

No animal should ever be mistreated, but I thought that this lab was testing medications meant for pets on those same types of animals. They were NOT testing cosmetics and shampoos as far as I know. They were testing flea medications and heart worm medications and drugs used to treat other pet disorders. If you want to boycott the companies that are selling these products, you're not going to be able to treat your dog for heartworms. These same companies also make medications for humans and test them on humans. That's what clinical research is. Look up companies like PPD or Scirex to see what i'm talking about.


Sep 16, 2010
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To anonymous
by: Ruth

No it's not very difficult at all, it just becomes a way of life and with time you do it even without thinking.
Good luck and thank you on behalf of all animals.

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Sep 16, 2010
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difficult ?
by: Anonymous

It must be pretty difficult living a life checking every thing you use.
I will give it a go though.


Sep 16, 2010
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Closing
by: Michael

Elisa told me that this lab is closing down or has recently closed. Great news.

PETA started the campaign and it is down to them. Some people regularly criticise PETA but this is one great victory to them so lets recognise that.

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Sep 16, 2010
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Help wipe out labs like this one
by: Ruth

To wipe out places like this everyone needs to be sure that every product they use has not been tested on animals. That includes the ingredients of the product as some labels say 'finished product not tested on animals'
Also to ensure when visiting your hairdresser he/she doesn't use any products tested on animals, shampoo, hairspray, colourants etc.
L'Oreal products sneak in many times that way !
If your hairdresser won't stop using them,then find one who doesn't !
Hairdressing and beauty salons are a large part of the money made by cruel firms.
Women come out feeling 'beautiful' with no idea of the suffering they've caused for that 'beauty'
Take the L'Oreal 'because I'm worth it' advert.
I think not !
Even some brands of coffee and tea are tested on animals,find out if yours is then boycott them and write to those firms and tell them why !
Don't buy sweets made by Nestle or Mars.
Some examples of their cuelty are here :
http://marscandykills.com/
As always, hitting them in the pocket is the only way to stop them !

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Sep 16, 2010
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DISGUSTING
by: Aaron

I read and saw this elsewhere and searched for it after I saw the video. There's not much to say here because it's just disgusting. I would like to know who these people are, especially the female who was trying to rip the cats nails out the one who picked up the beagle by what appeared to be it's ear, then shoved it with her foot. Just give me the names of the people who work for this place, or worked. Maybe they would like to be treated like this.

gukinthehouse@yahoo.com


Sep 16, 2010
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THANK GOODNESS!!!!
by: Anonymous

i hope lose people feel awfull for what they have done! how would u like it if i pulled out ur fricking nails by making u hold a fence and then ripping u from it! i hate every single person in that video and think they should be ashamed of them selves! i couldnt watch all of the video cause it was to sad! i hope every single person in that video feels awful and cant every look at another animal with out feeling the most guilt they have felt in their whole life! and shame on the companies who are funding this kind of treatment i will never buy a frontline product EVER! and shame on the person who started this i hope he/she goes to jail for a very very very very long time!


Sep 16, 2010
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THANK GOODNESS!!!!
by: Anonymous

i hope lose people feel awfull for what they have done! how would u like it if i pulled out ur fricking nails by making u hold a fence and then ripping u from it! i hate every single person in that video and think they should be ashamed of them selves! i couldnt watch all of the video cause it was to sad! i hope every single person in that video feels awful and cant every look at another animal with out feeling the most guilt they have felt in their whole life! and shame on the companies who are funding this kind of treatment i will never buy a frontline product EVER! and shame on the person who started this i hope he/she goes to jail for a very very very very long time!


Sep 16, 2010
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Shut Down--now what?
by: Diane

This horrific place is now closed, but there will be other labs that test on animals for companies like Pfizer. What can we do to monitor and shut them down? We should not be confining and experimenting on animals.
Also, will these workers who abused the animals in these videos be prosecuted for animal cruelty?


Sep 15, 2010
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CLOSED!!
by: Mary

Victory! They closed the place down today! Yippee! I'll be honest, I never even watched the video because I knew it would make me cry. But the written testimonies were enough to make me upset.


Sep 14, 2010
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HELP STOP THIS
by: Ed

On line petitions don't count for much. Companies shrug them off, assuming it's a momentary impulse that does not translate into real lasting anger.

Real letters, the kind that end up in a real person's IN-box, get much more notice. Tell the companies that pay this place to test their products to please stop doing business with PLRS. Here are a few addresses:

Robert Scharf, President and CEO
Sergeant’s Pet care Products, Inc.
2637 South 158th Plaza
Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68130-1703

Mr. Juan Ramon Alaix
Pfizer Animal Health Inc
685 Third Avenue
MS 10-01
New York, NY 10017

Jeffrey B. Kindler, CEO and Chair
Pfizer, Inc.
601 W Cornhusker Highway
Lincoln, NE 68521-3596

Richard T. Clark, Chair and CEO
Merck & Co., Inc.
One Merck Drive
PO Box 100.
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889-0100

William E. Brown, Chair and CEO
Wellmark International
636 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309


Sep 14, 2010
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Address
by: Elisa Black-Taylor

1251 NC Highway 32, Corapeake, NC 27926.

Take a look at this

BROKEN LINK


Sep 14, 2010
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Lab and research facility
by: Jeff

It would be much more helpful if you would release the address of this torture chamber so that mails and e-mails could be directed directly to them and law enforcement.


Sep 14, 2010
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To Marion Garsden
by: Anonymous

NO NO NO it is NOT neccessary to test ANYTHING at all on animals.
With computerised images and so forth these days there is NO necessity at all EVER to torture sentient beings.
Animals lives are cheap,that is the reason they are used.


Sep 13, 2010
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MAYBE?
by: Anonymous

Another day is drawing to a close in the life of Clementine and all the other tortured souls at the lab in N.C. Are they thinking, "maybe I can lay down tonight and not be sprayed with bleach and harmful chemicals, maybe someone will pet me, just a little, maybe someone will say a kind word to me, maybe I won't hear my other friends yelp or cry in pain anymore today, maybe I will wake tomorrow in a home with joyous people, maybe someone will take enough pity for my anquish and pain and finally just put the needle in my heart and let me go to Rainbow Bridge, maybe. I am just so tired and so sad....and I am beyond pain." Your best friend, Clementine


Sep 13, 2010
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Thank you!
by: Robin Chapman Tucker

Thank you SO much for writing this story. A group of Facebook folks, along with myself have grouped together to do what we can to work together to try to help in whatever capacity we can to help free and rehab the animals in this lab, and bring this situation to national attention. To see animals treated this abusively and with such disregard is utterly heartbreaking--and to know that it is done on behalf of companies that supposedly are making products that guard the health of pets is incredulous! Look for the page, Stop this lab from torturing innocent animals, on Facebook for further information on things that we all can do that will be helpful in working together to help these poor animals. Thank you again for this great article!


Sep 13, 2010
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Thank you!
by: Robin Chapman Tucker

Thank you SO much for writing this story. A group of Facebook folks, along with myself have grouped together to do what we can to work together to try to help in whatever capacity we can to help free and rehab the animals in this lab, and bring this situation to national attention. To see animals treated this abusively and with such disregard is utterly heartbreaking--and to know that it is done on behalf of companies that supposedly are making products that guard the health of pets is incredulous! Look for the page, Stop this lab from torturing innocent animals, on Facebook for further information on things that we all can do that will be helpful in working together to help these poor animals. Thank you again for this great article!


Sep 13, 2010
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NO IT IS NOT NECESSARY!!
by: Suanna Antoinette

For sure is that big money is in role and that the pharmaceutical lobby is one of the most powerful lobby nowadays who support animal testing under excuse that without animal testing we would have no developing medicine. What a crap, no morphium, no anesthesia is developed by testing on an animal, tests came later and were totally wasted.
There is no doubt that human is the best species to make test for a human. That confirmes the fact that it is not possible to statist polish the results made on animals directly on a human because of differences in our anatomy, physiology and biochemie.


Sep 13, 2010
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disgusting
by: marion garsden

this is disgusting i know its necesary for testing but they should be treated humane and the peaple thats supposed to be looking after them prosecuted


Sep 13, 2010
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Hurry! Please...
by: Anonymous

These animals, daily, have been tortured and brutalized and it is going to go on...We need to get the sheriff out there and get these animals into the arms of someone to love them...not tomorrow, TODAY! I can picture these poor creatures being dragged for their hourly dose of torture and I can also picture these same dogs, little wiggle of a tail, hoping, Maybe this time this person will speak kindly to me, maybe pet me, maybe feed me...or even maybe, end my suffering....I just hope this touches someone enough today to help me!!!


Sep 13, 2010
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sick people
by: kathy

I must take a special kind of extremely sick human being to work in that place. Those workers are extremely sick people who definitly need help. You all know how I feel onthis subject. Im extremely upset about this. I will be doing all I can to avoid buying anything from these companies. These companies need to be boycotted. In the Sunday paper yesterday there are some chimps who are in danger of going back to the labs because their sanctuary is being closed down. I will do all I can to pray for this place to be shut down and these cruel people need to be brought to justice.


Sep 13, 2010
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Do not condone torture
by: Anonymous

Do not use any product tested on animals

Do not wear any clothing or shoes made from any part of animals

Do not eat animals

They are not ours to use for ourselves.

Animals suffer horribly outside of laboratories also for food for clothing and for human accessories.

By doing any or all of those above you are condoning the torture and killing of animals for your benefit.


Sep 13, 2010
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great reporting
by: Jeannie

Great job on reporting this story and bringing the attention to it that it deserves. It saddens me to know that the barbaric practice of testing on animals still continues!! It is only through the efforts of those that care that we can affect change and this is one change that is way overdue.


Sep 13, 2010
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great reporting
by: Jeannie

Great job on reporting this story and bringing the attention to it that it deserves. It saddens me to know that the barbaric practice of testing on animals still continues!! It is only through the efforts of those that care that we can affect change and this is one change that is way overdue.


Sep 13, 2010
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This MUST STOP
by: Jo Singer

Thanks for bringing this to light, Elisa. This is just but one example that demonstrates that animals in our society, by many people, are considered property and can do anything to them that suits their needs.

This must be stopped! But it is only by bringing these issues to the animal loving public so that we are kept informed. This gives us the opportunity to take action to help stop these incredibly cruel and inhumane practices.

Your posts are so crucial to the welfare of all animals who have no voice of their own.

Blessings.

Jo


Sep 13, 2010
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Kudos
by: Melinda

Lightning fast delivery of this urgent situation. Thank you for using your talent and heart to get this out to the public so quickly..
Melinda xo


Sep 13, 2010
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So Cruel
by: Glenys Robinson

For years now I have not bought cosmetics tested on animals.These labs are inhuman how can we do this to animals,why do we think we have a right to do it?. These labs need to be closed down.

No one has a right to treat Gods creatures like this.So upsetting to watch.


Sep 13, 2010
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Dreadful
by: Ruth

I've signed the petition.
Sadly this is typical of many animal testing labs which I have been campaigning about for over 40 years now and not a lot of progress has been made.
I can't bear to see that video as I already have nightmares about the cruelty I have seen over the years.
It goes on because not enough people try to stop it.
Some don't know, some don't care.
Just like declawing in the USA and Canada !
Humans are the most cruel and selfish species on this earth !
We must always boycott every product tested on animals.
There but for fate go our very own much loved pets !

Kattaddorra signature Ruth


Sep 13, 2010
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ANIMAL TESTING
by: PAULA AMOS

ELISA, OOO MY GOSH!!! I WOULD LOVE TO GET MY HANDS ON THE WOMAN ( THATS NOT WHAT I WANT TO CALL HER)IN THE VIDEO THAT WANTED TO YANK THE CLAWS OF THE CAT OUT!!!AND THE OTHERS!!! THANKS SOOOO MUCH!! THOSE ANIMALS SUFFERED SO MUCH WHY ALL THE LOUD NOISE!!WHY. WHY????


Sep 13, 2010
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My next story is bad also
by: Elisa Black-Taylor

I just haven't written it yet. But it does have a happy ending.

I think stories like this are why I look for good happy stories to balance them out.

I hate to say it but I'd kill someone if I caught them abusing an animal this way. And I wouldn't feel bad about doing it either.


Sep 13, 2010
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Feel sick
by: Michael

This story, for which I thank you, Elisa, makes me feel sick and mad.

I actually think that knowing about these places and people is beginning to have an effect on me. It is making me more angry and I am not sure that is a good thing.

But they must be exposed and fought. Although many millions of people treat animals beautifully there are far too many examples of gross abuse. It is crude and cruel. It shows us how far we have to go before humankind can call itself civilised.

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