Pigs and dogs are used in crash tests in China
When we hear about a car crash test, a humanoid mannequin with colored markings on its head immediately appears in front of our eyes. But the reality may be more severe, it's just not accepted to advertise it.
Few people know that in China, animals are used in crash tests - live dogs and pigs. Animal advocates are actively fighting this terrible phenomenon, but have not yet achieved tangible results.
Chinese researchers secure the animals with seat belts and smash the test object against an obstacle at high speed. Needless to say that as a result of such an "experiment", a dog or a pig die, or get seriously injured. After completing the tests, the surviving but injured animals are simply finished off.
The international organization Peta, dedicated to the protection of animals around the world, has learned the details of barbaric experiments with animals. A pig, which itself cannot sit in a chair due to anatomical features, is fastened in an upright position with straps, having previously tied the hind and front legs.
Outraged not only by the fact of such treatment of living beings, but also the utter futility of such experiments. Peta states the following:
Peta drew up an appeal to the Research Institute of Road Medicine of China, in which they called pigs "sensitive and intelligent" and asked them to stop experimenting on animals.
Representatives of the organization believe that such crash tests are an extremely bad attempt to simulate human injuries in a car accident. Animal advocates also learned that in addition to pigs, dogs are also used at the institute.
In order to prepare the animals for experiments, the institute staff deprived the pigs of food for 24 hours and water for at least 6 hours. A report on the study conducted by Peta specialists was published in the international journal Crashworthiness.
In addition to the above-mentioned facts, statistics were also given in the article. According to information available to Peta employees, at least 15 pigs were used to simulate accidents involving children 5-6 years old at different speeds.
Peta separately focused on the fact that modern mannequins, equipment for three-dimensional medical imaging and computer modeling programs have long been used by leading automotive concerns around the world.
The automobile concern General Motors stopped such tests involving animals in 1993. This decision was preceded by a tough campaign of the Peta organization, which lasted 18 months.