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UConn Made to Return Grant Money

Written by PETA | January 25, 2008

We’re just doing our part to help get a bit of money back for the government. And by “we,” I mean my colleague Justin Goodman, who, as a graduate student at the University of Connecticut, worked tirelessly to expose the hideous experiments carried out by David “The Butcher” Waitzman (I just made that nickname up, but who knows—maybe it’ll catch on with his students) who used a sizeable grant from the NIH to, among other things, drill holes into monkeys’ skulls and implant steel coils into their eyes. Well, according to this morning’s Hartford Courant, the university has been ordered to return $65,005 of the grant as a result of animal welfare violations in Waitzman’s lab that were exposed during a USDA investigation prompted by Justin’s complaints.

Not only is this wonderful news for people who care about animals, but it will also serve as a powerful warning to other animal experimenters like Waitzman: Even if massive public outcry leaves them cold, you can bet that they’ll sit up and take notice once they know that someone like Justin is on the case—and that it may not be very long before their grant money’s on the line as well.

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  • Julie A Carvalho says:

    The money should not go the lab. These people should put hole on themself. If they like it. Animal don’t like it too! You cry when you get cut up in
    in pain,so do animals! Animals feels just like people do. If you don’t
    think so, you should not have these Wonderful animals.

  • Rory Freedman says:

    Justin Goodman is a hero and an angel! What a beautiful example of how one person can make a difference.

  • Brandon Becker says:

    I’ve met Justin and he is an uncompromising abolitionist. He is a strong asset to our movement and the best help the animals can get!

  • nicole says:

    i’m glad they’re giving the money back! and i hope they do nothing like this again. i hope to go to uconn next year and i do not want to go there if things like this are happening

  • Judith, Freedom Fighter for Animals says:

    You rock Justin!!! You rock Jack!!!

  • FREE BURMA says:

    A long life to Justin Goodman! Such great people make us strong because we animal protectors and PETA members are on the good side and noone has to blame us! It’s just this kind of greedy ruthless bastards like David ‘The Butcher’ Waitzman’ coming out of hell and wanting to make a hellish planet out of this earth! Unfortunately people are quickly blindfolded in front of some ‘degreefreak’ and think that he is god on earth! But i’m more than happy to have people like Justin Goodman and organizations like PETA of which i’m a proud member to stop such criminal rascals once and for all!

  • Jessica says:

    I’m sorry but that “005” just made me laugh. “Hey do you think $65000 will stick it to him enough?” “Nah not quite. Throw in an extra five bucks.”

  • Maya, C.V.T. says:

    You guys really are on a roll. Keep up the good work. Justin Goodman is officially a hero to me.

  • Susannah S says:

    Excellent work Justin Goodman! Would that there were more like you.

  • freedom fighter for animals (FFFA) says:

    first to post! Animal testing is soooo wrong! http://www.myspace.comsmoomoo2u

  • Jess says:

    kudos to justin. more people need to keep their eyes open for this stuff.

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    By default he’s Vivisector of the Week. Good work in exposing his sleazy slimy salacious underbelly. My ‘s’ key got stuck…

  • kelly says:

    I am so impressed Justin! These criminals think they can hide out at these universities and commit their crimes undisturbed. This is whitecollar crime in its worst sense.