A rabbit is strapped down, crudely shaved, and a chemical is rubbed onto her raw, bloodied skin, burning though several layers of tissue. Another is repeatedly poisoned, impregnated, and her babies cut up, examined and killed. A rat is stuffed into an "inhalation chamber" like a sock in a sock tube at Walmart for hours on end without being able to move a muscle. A syringe filled with cancer-causing chemicals is shoved down the throat and into the stomach of a tiny 6-week old mouse and this agonizing procedure continues for his entire life until he is riddled with painful tumors. None of these animals are given any pain relief.
In an effort to avoid regulation, the chemical industry will question the data from these federally mandated studies and the government - unsure of what the data mean for humans and of how to respond - will deposit the data in a filing cabinet. Meanwhile, the studies are repeated and hundreds and thousands of animals will suffer and die in these horrific experiments each passing year.