Animal activists stormed an animal research facility at the University of Milan in Italy.
The extreme supporters of animal rights released a number of mice and rabbits from their cages, and mixed up cage labels to disturb what experiments were going on.
The workers at the research facility were using the animals to research autism and schizophrenia.
Although no arrests were made - the university says it is considering pressing charges against the activists for disrupting their testing results which they had hoped would help them create new medicines.
Many members of the research team were visibly distraught over the animal activists' actions.
Here's what one research student said:
“It will take three people at least a year to build up the colonies we had of mouse models of different psychiatric diseases.”
Scientists from the university hope to persuade the public that their animal testing is essential, yet it is doubtful their pleas will be taken seriously by extreme animal activists.
[Image via Fermare Green Hill.]
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