DISCLAIMER: The following article carries disturbing images of animal cruelty and abuse.
Recent disturbing pictures of Chinese researchers using live pigs as dummies for test crashes have been released revealing yet another case of animal cruelty.
15 pigs who were barely 70-80 days old were strapped to children’s car seats and then placed in high-speed simulations for the purpose of a test.
The speed of the simulators was as high as 30mph (40 kph).
Seven of the piglets ended up dying on the spot, while the rest of them couldn’t survive more than 6 hours of the impact.
Not only that, before these young piglets were strapped on to baby seats, the basic amenities of life i.e food and water for 24 hours.
According to Daily Mail, the researchers justified the use of immature pigs by comparing the anatomic structure to a human child.
PETA has appealed to the Institute for Traffic Medicine in China in a bid to stop this ‘cruel’ practice from taking place. Zachary Toliver from PETA further said:
Despite the existence of sophisticated animal-free models, experimenters continue to fasten abused, frightened animals into car seats and crash them into walls until their bodies are bloody, bruised, and mangled.