Rescued Lab-Test Animals Put Into A Photoshoot To Get Adopted and The Results Are All That

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Indiana Jane is so tiny that she fell off a truck full of rabbits destined for the meat market. We guess that her mother and siblings were on that truck too.

Here are some former lab-test animals put into a photoshoot to get them adopted. When Italian charity La Collina dei Conigli rescued a number of rabbits, rats, mice and guinea pigs, they decided to find them some loving homes and get them adopted. To do so, and do it successfully, not to mention, having some fun in the process, they made a photoshoot with the furry test subjects; depicting scenes from Alice in Wonderland. 

Rachele Totaro was the photographer in charge of the “re-imagining”. The photoshoot took place at the rescue center in Monza, near Milan in September, 2014. Since then many of the animals were adopted.

“Mice were the most cooperative models, while guinea pigs were the laziest (they stayed still only with food present). Rats were the most attractive, and rabbits… were the most disapproving. Some of the pictures were used in the charity’s 2015 calendar, which helps raise funds for hundreds and hundreds of rescued animal,” recounted Rachele

The La Collina dei Conigli charity has been operating for some 10 years now and most of animals they rescue are lab-test animals which otherwise would have been euthanized at the end of the study they were involved in. Their aim is to find them a loving human family. So far, most animals have found  home, but some are still looking for one.

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This little mouse was destined to become snake food.
Guinea pigs are ready to play.
Guinea pigs are ready to play.
Pet rabbit Nilo was found abandoned, with rear legs paralyzed. Luckily, appropriate care and rehabilitation allowed him to stand and jump again.
Pet rabbit Nilo was found abandoned, with rear legs paralyzed. Luckily, appropriate care and rehabilitation allowed him to stand and jump again.
Nissa the pet rabbit was rescued from a bad case of mistreatment. She was safe when she gave birth to mini-me Matteo.
Nissa the pet rabbit was rescued from a bad case of mistreatment. She was safe when she gave birth to mini-me Matteo.
Console Marcello is a New Zealand rabbit used in lab testing, as you can guess from the number tattooed on his ear. He is still looking for a lovely home.
Console Marcello is a New Zealand rabbit used in lab testing, as you can guess from the number tattooed on his ear. He is still looking for a lovely home.
All of these rats were rescued after being used in lab tests.
All of these rats were rescued after being used in lab tests.
Her Majesty Neda. She was adopted right after the photo-shoot.
Her Majesty Neda. She was adopted right after the photo-shoot.
Did you know that rats are great painters? They’re quite stylish, too!
Did you know that rats are great painters? They’re quite stylish, too!
Apparently Guinea Pigs are great models; one just needs to give them food and everything will be alright.
Apparently Guinea Pigs are great models; one just needs to give them food and everything will be alright.
9 baby rat sisters running in circles. What could be cuter?
9 baby rat sisters running in circles. What could be cuter?

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Giuseppe Rossi was rescued by the Italian charity together with dozens of other mice after their lab finished testing. If La Collina dei Conigli had not saved them, they would have been put to sleep.
Giuseppe Rossi was rescued by the Italian charity together with dozens of other mice after their lab finished testing. If La Collina dei Conigli had not saved them, they would have been put to sleep.

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