Stop Testing Botox on Animals

  • by: Nyack Clancy
  • target: Allergan Inc, IPSEN Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Merz GmbH & Co. KGaA

I was shocked to learn that your company conducts cruel animal experiments for the batch testing of your products BOTOX, BOTOX Cosmetics and VISTABEL.

As you know, for the LD50 test, groups of animals are injected with different doses of Botox in the abdomen. They are subjected to terrible pain. They suffer from paralysis, impaired vision and respiratory distress. After up to three or four days of suffering they finally die of suffocation.

Although the European Pharmacopoeia lists this test for every batch of botulinum toxin, there is an alternative test that does not use live animals which is allowed. It is in your hands to use this alternative method.

SOURCE: http://eceae.org/en/what-we-do/campaigns/botox

Allergan, Inc
P.O. Box 19534
Irvine, CA 92623 USA
Phone: (714) 246-4500
Fax: (714) 246-4971
E-Mail: http://www.allergan.com/contact/index.html
IPSEN Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
7 Upper Leeson Street, 4
Dublin
Ipsen Ltd.
190 Bath Road
SL1 3XE Slough
UK
Phone: 353 1 668 1377
Fax: 353 1 660 2818
E-Mail: info@ipsen.ie
Merz GmbH & Co. KGaA
Eckenheimer Landstrasse 100
60318 Frankfurt, Germany
Phone:  49-69-1503-0
Fax: 49-69-1503-200
E-Mail: contact@merz.de
E-Mail: http://www.merz.de/

I was shocked to learn that your company conducts cruel animal experiments for the batch testing of your products BOTOX, BOTOX Cosmetics and VISTABEL.


As you know, for the LD50 test, groups of animals are injected with different doses of Botox in the abdomen. They are subjected to terrible pain. They suffer from paralysis, impaired vision and respiratory distress. After up to three or four days of suffering they finally die of suffocation.


Although the European Pharmacopoeia lists this test for every batch of botulinum toxin, there is an alternative test that does not use live animals which is allowed. It is in your hands to use this alternative method.


SOURCE: http://eceae.org/en/what-we-do/campaigns/botox


Allergan, Inc
P.O. Box 19534
Irvine, CA 92623 USA
Phone: (714) 246-4500
Fax: (714) 246-4971
E-Mail: http://www.allergan.com/contact/index.html

IPSEN Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
7 Upper Leeson Street, 4
Dublin
Ipsen Ltd.
190 Bath Road
SL1 3XE Slough
UK
Phone: 353 1 668 1377
Fax: 353 1 660 2818
E-Mail: info@ipsen.ie


Merz GmbH & Co. KGaA
Eckenheimer Landstrasse 100
60318 Frankfurt, Germany
Phone:  49-69-1503-0
Fax: 49-69-1503-200
E-Mail: contact@merz.de
E-Mail: http://www.merz.de/

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