An unspeakably cruel practice is currently happening in China. Live pigs are being strapped into car seats and then smashed into walls at a high rate of speed. The impact leaves the pigs with severe injuries to their bones and internal organs; a large number of these pigs are killed immediately.
These brutal tests are being conducted by China’s Institute for Traffic Medicine, and live animals are being used even though there are sophisticated animal-free models which actually provide more accurate information about how crashes impact humans.
Years ago, American car makers learned that these live-animal tests were worthless. Pigs are intelligent animals who can experience fear and feel pain - putting them through these unnecessary crash tests is abhorrent.
Please join us in asking China to bring an end this barbaric form of testing!