When you decide Adopt an animalThe first thought goes to inevitably dogs and cats who are saved from a painful life without a family on the street or in a kennel.
However, these are not the only pets that deserve a second chance: there are also rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and rats who have spent their entire lives in a cage. Laboratory guinea pig For research.
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Fortunately thanks to a 2010 European guideline in recent years And four years later in Italy, these animals were given a second chance. Laboratories may decide to hand over guinea pigs to individuals or specific entities that, once tested, are considered healthy and salvageable. Thus, following a course of treatment and rehabilitation, pets can be welcomed into a new home so that people are ready to fill them with affection.
Among other things, an executive decree was published in the Official Gazette on March 28, 2022, identifying the need to reunite these animals. In particular, on the basis of this new text, companies that re-enter or reintroduce pets are obliged to send their employment proposals to the associations identified by the Ministry of Health.
Associations that care for exploited animals through research
The Animals Those who are rescued from the laboratory bring with them many physical and mental injuries. Life inside the small and slender cage is not easy, many cannot even move and in the long run many animals have orthopedic problems and difficulty walking.
If being able to restore physical well-being is important, then psychology is no less important. In fact, he needs to be introduced to life outside the cage and to teach people to believe, because there are people willing to take care of them.
There are many associations ready to deal with in Italian territory Exploited animals in the laboratory, Including the non-profit organization “La Colina de Conigli”. Active in the Manja and Turin areas, its goal is to give a second chance to pets who have suffered in their lives.
Once they leave the laboratory, the animals are inspected by veterinarians who go through the process of vaccination, disinfection and food education. Specialists also establish their health status to intervene with specific treatments if needed. Once they are physically healed, their “soul” should also be treated through a rehabilitation process that allows them to occupy space, allow them to move freely, and begin to interact with humans or other animals.
The association takes care of the people with the intention of making it clear that these animals are capable of giving a lot of affection. In fact, for the volunteers of “La Colina de Conigli”, anyone who decides to share his life with these cute and adorable pets, has to take care of them and provide them with everything they need. These animals can help themTaking long distances And show them all the love they need.
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The animal test is over
European guidelines of 2010 which allow non-sacrifice Animals in the laboratory This is a small step towards the future where it is hoped that animals will no longer be subjected to experimentation and cruelty for alternative methods such as cell culture and computer simulation.
An interesting example in this sense is the American Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which has announced that by 2025 it will reduce testing by 30% and from 2035 it will no longer carry out chemical tests on dogs, monkeys, rabbits, rats and other mammals. .
The road is still long, but the first and most important step has already been taken.