The ugly truth about “wonder weapon” botox

Video of the undercover investigation by the British animal rights organization Cruelty-Free International at the Wickham Laboratory, Hampshire.


“The BUAV (today = Cruelty-Free International) has carried out an undercover investigation inside a major UK animal laboratory and discovered the ugly truth about botox animal testing.

Our investigator found that at a lab in Hampshire around 74,000 mice a year are being subjected to cruel poisoning tests for botox. “

The Sloan Pharma company has its Botox preparation Neurobloc tested on 46,800 mice!

Protest directly at the company. We have prepared sample letters.

Botox is the trade name of one of the preparations from the neurotoxin botulinum toxin. The poison is used for medical, but mainly for cosmetic purposes.

A small injection and the wrinkles on the face have disappeared for a few months!!
But the price for youthful looks is still paid by thousands of mice – Europe alone at least 400,000 a year!

Sloan Pharma alone received LD50 tests on 46,800 mice in 2019. The painful animal experiments are carried out at the Hamburg laboratory LPT, Germany  (We have often reported on LPT

Botulinum toxin is the most potent poison. Because of its dangerousness, each production unit is tested in painful animal tests, the so-called LD50 test on mice, before it goes on sale.

With our campaign launched in 2007, we have achieved that the public is aware of these terrible animal experiments and that more and more manufacturers are switching to methods that do not use animal experiments.





Information… The three largest manufacturers of botox are “Allergan”, “Merz” and “Ipsen”.

Food giant “Nestlé” has also been selling botulinum toxin products since 2015, which are tested on mice and generate record sales.

Market leader “Allergan” posted sales of $ 1.2 billion in 2006. Botox is also a profitable business for doctors. An injection costs 200 to 600 euros, which corresponds to a six to 20-fold profit margin.

According to research, 350,000 to 400,000 mice fell victim to botox production in Europe in 2015. In 2015 alone, 150,000 mice are said to have been legally killed in Germany alone.

The number takes on dimensions that are hard to imagine if you add the markets of North America and Asia.

Because of the risk of botox, the EU has ordered an agonizing animal experiment. According to Section 7 of the Animal Welfare Act, animal testing for cosmetics is prohibited.

Although almost half of the botox preparations are used for cosmetic purposes, botox products are approved as a medication for, among other things, cramps, torticollis, or grinding of teeth.

Due to these numerous possible uses, the animal testing ban for cosmetics does not apply here. In this way, the ban on animal testing for cosmetics and their ingredients in the EU and Germany is circumvented.

The European Pharmacopoeia regulates the manufacture, designation, testing, and storage of pharmaceutical products on an international level.

It prescribes an LD50 test in mice for each (!) production unit (batch) of botulinum toxin.

The EU is also opposing the development of alternatives to the cruel toxicity test on mice.

And I mean…The dream of eternal youth is old and has evolved with every culture.

In 1546 the German painter Lucas Cranach painted this picture titled “The Fountain of Youth”.

We cannot know whether the absurdity of this picture is wanted.

But if we want to reach “The Fountain of Youth” with botox today, we can say with certainty that it is absurd.

Absurd and ridiculous. Because it is associated with millions of animal suffering.

My best regards to all, Venus

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