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VW, BMW and Mercedes saved ‘dirty diesels tests on MONKEYS caged in gas chambers’

GERMAN automobile makers used monkeys caged in gas chambers to try and infer their diesel engines were clean, according to a new Netflix documentary.

Dirty Money suggested a “repulsive” animal contrast was carried out by a investigate organization saved by Volkswagen, BMW and Mercedes (Daimler) in 2014.

 Netflix documentary claimed monkeys were used in contrast and mocked adult how it worked
Netflix documentary claimed monkeys were used in contrast and mocked adult how it worked

But a purify atmosphere investigate was indeed a rascal with one of a cars – a VW Beetle – reportedly propitious with a diesel intrigue program definition it was belching out 40 times over authorised limits.

Testing of a 2013 Beetle and a 2004 Ford F250 pick-up by the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico was creatively due to use humans pedalling on practice bikes.

But a investigate was altered to underline 10 monkeys examination TV cartoons in indisputable gas chambers with diesel smoke destined by a array of tubes.

The commentary were never published and all 3 automobile makers have now distanced themselves from a contrast process.

 Animal contrast was suggested in new Netflix documentary Dirty Money
Animal contrast was suggested in new Netflix documentary Dirty Money

The £500,000 appropriation came approach from a 3 firms around a not-for-profit organization called a EUGT – disbanded final year.

Another study, according to a Stuttgarter Zeitung, also tested a smoke on 25 humans.

The volunteers during a University Clinic Aachen reportedly had to breathe nitric oxide before being examined for side effects.

A Volkswagen Group matter said: “Volkswagen Group categorically distances itself from all forms of animal cruelty. Animal contrast contradicts a possess reliable standards. The EUGT has been in murder given Jun 30, 2017.

“We are unwavering of a amicable and corporate responsibilities and are holding a critique per a investigate really seriously.

“We know that a systematic methods used by EUGT were wrong and apologize unequivocally for this.”

 

 Re-enactment suggested how monkeys were caged with diesel smoke pumped in
Re-enactment suggested how monkeys were caged with diesel smoke pumped in

According to a Financial Times, BMW pronounced it “does not lift out any animal experiments” and had no purpose in a pattern of a diesel studies.

Daimler – primogenitor association of Mercedes – pronounced a animal experiments were “repulsive”.

The Dirty Money part – entitled Hard NOx – is accessible to tide on Netflix.

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