These Lab Animals Were Rescued and Transformed into Models in ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Photoshoot

Between 50 to 100 million animals such as rabbits, mice, rats, guinea pigs, and many others are used in animal testing every year. But charities like the La Collina dei Conigli rescue center want to see that number decrease and have been saving animals for nearly 10 years.

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, one of its volunteers, Attilia Conti suggested having a fairy tale photoshoot with scenes inspired from ‘Alice in Wonderland’. The infamous fairy tale had something in common with the charity because they both “started with a white rabbit.”

Through the looking-glass and chessboard.

Through the looking-glass and chessboard.

Nilo the rabbit was found with both legs paralyzed. Today, with care and rehabilitation he can stand and jump again!

A March Hare.

A March Hare.

This little rabbit named Indiana Jane was so tiny that she managed to fall out of a truck carrying rabbits that were destined for the meat market.

The crazy run.

The crazy run.

These 9 rats are all sisters and prove that rats are cute.

Curiouser and Curiouser!

Curiouser and Curiouser!

This is one adorable white bunny.

Meet Tweedledee and Tweedledum.

Meet Tweedledee and Tweedledum.

These guinea pigs stay still only if given food.

When all the cards are on the table, the guinea pigs will play.

When all the cards are on the table, the guinea pigs will play.

Get your poker face on.

The Queen of Hearts in this version of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ is adorable!

The Queen of Hearts in this version of 'Alice in Wonderland' is adorable!

In fact, Her Majesty Neda is so adorable that she was adopted after the photoshoot.

The Cater Mouse.

The Cater Mouse.

Meet a little mouse named Giuseppe Rossi who was saved by the La Collina dei Conigli rescue center along with dozens of other mice after the lab completed testing. If it wasn’t for the charity saving them, all the mice would have been euthanized.

Getting ready to paint roses for the Queen.

Getting ready to paint roses for the Queen.

What wonderful painters they are!

He chose to paint them red, the perfect choice.

He chose to paint them red, the perfect choice.

Look at those nimble little fingers.

The Dormouse.

The Dormouse.

This cute little mouse was saved from being snake food.

The White Rabbit.

The White Rabbit.

Console Marcello is a New Zealand rabbit that was used in animal testing and still bears his lab number tattooed on his ear. He is now safe and would love to find a forever home.

Drink me, eat me.

Drink me, eat me.

Nissa the rabbit was saved from a life of abuse and mistreatment. She safely gave birth to little Matteo after being rescued.

Follow the white rabbit.

Follow the white rabbit.

How deep does the rabbit hole go…

H/t: BoredPanda

This was such a great way for the charity to display these animals in a new light. These animals need love and care like every other animal and let’s hope that animal experimentation goes on the decline.

Please share this adorable ‘Alice in Wonderland’ photoshoot with rescued lab animals with your friends and family.

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