Saturday, June 11, 2016

Guinea Pig Attractions Around the World: Guinea Pig Statue in Germany

It's time for another installment of our guinea pig attractions around the world series. We've previously taken you to India, the Netherlands, Japan, and Colombia. Now we're going to take you to Germany. Be warned, though--This one is much more somber than the other attractions.

The Friedrich Loeffler Institute in Germany is an animal health research facility on a small island. They mainly study livestock health. Outside of the institute, you will find this statue of three guinea pigs:
Three little pigs. (image source)
So why is there a statue like this out front? As one article explains: "These three guinea pigs were set here as a reminder to all that pass through the facility, to respect and remember the animals that donate their lives to research...  Today the statue pays tribute to the animals that have, and continue to donate their lives to save both humans and animals across the globe." As we warned you, this is pretty somber stuff. I think I may have actually lost my appetite from thinking about this.

Okay, it's back. I've decided to replace these gloomy thoughts with thoughts of carrots. Human, go to the kitchen and make it happen!



    Hi, its not a question but a request, my 6yo son has entered his favourite guinea pig in a competition to have your pet immortalised as a brooch. If Pup can receive enough votes to remain in the top ten he will be made unto a brooch. Could I please ask you to post the link on your blog and encourage readers to vote for Guinea Pig rights.

    It'll make him super happy.

    thank you, Peter Dunstan

    1. So sorry! We were taking some time off from blogging while our humans were out of town and we were staying at the vet's. Looks like the contest is closed now, unfortunately.