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University of Texas Lab Cited for Animal Abuse

Written by PETA | September 12, 2011

After receiving damning reports from someone working inside the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), PETA filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) earlier this year. The USDA found, among other abuses, that sheep who had undergone invasive experimental surgeries (including one sheep who could not stand up afterward) apparently received no pain relief at all, that a goat died in surgery without proper monitoring during anesthesia, and that experimenters using ferrets in an infectious-disease study neglected to consult with veterinary experts. The USDA noted that experimenters failed to provide basic post-operative pain relief to animals who had been subjected to invasive surgeries—including allegedly leaving a dog who had tubes implanted during surgery to die without any treatment. The agency has cited UTMB for violating the minimum standards of the Animal Welfare Act. UTMB has “ongoing” problems with oversight, says the agency.

Please e-mail UTMB President David L. Callender and ask him to immediately discipline experimenters for their cruelty to animals.

 

Written by Heather Faraid Drennan

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  • geraldine Peacock says:

    STOP this cruel experimentation on animals once and for all in the 21st century there is absolutely NO NEED for it!!

  • Virginia Schmidt says:

    These acts of cruelty is unforgivable and must be stopped. It is unnecessary and shire insane. Surely there are other ways of getting results without having to use innocent, helpless animals.

  • Milia van den Berg says:

    Please, stop yours experiments. it is already proved, that animals and humans are different reaction on most medecines,they only have the same feeling of pain and helpless…totaly helpless to tell to peoples- they are created by God too, they have short life, they want to have this life normal. without cruel experiments which mostly needs only for to write in papers things what are known to everybody. And if there needs realy to make experiments for to make real progress- you have thousands pedofils, peoples who are in prison because they killed other peoples, kids, and we pay taxes to let them nicely live. May be you can use them, it will be good chanse for them to expiate their big sins, to make something useful at last for normal peoples. That will be good for everybody, and not need take life from innocent sweet animals.Please stop that, think that everyone will stay against God one day… Think that animals can not change nothing to come out off your cruelty- not use this situation….All bad things will come back….Olease, stop….

  • Karyn Loveless says:

    They walk among us… There is no justification for these actions. Please put an end to this and show that your school is evolving and not staying in an uneducated and ignorant era. If you are able to do this to defenseless animals, imagine what you would do to people. Those who hurt people start by hurting/abusing animals. There is no justification for these actions. Please put an end to this and show that your school is evolving and not staying in an uneducated and ignorant era.

  • McTall says:

    Stop the cruel experiments on animals. Just think how you would feel if that would be done to you. Animals have the same feelings as humans do. You should be asheamed to allow this to go on.

  • Elizabeth Fields says:

    This is sick and it needs to stop now!! You have know it’s not right!!

  • Haydé Ardalan says:

    WHEN WILL THIS STOP??? THINK OF THE PAIN YOU ARE INFLICTING ON THESE POOR ANIMALS… IT IS UNBEARABLE… I AM ASHAMED TO BELONG TO THE HUMAN RACE KNOWING THERE SICK MANIACS TORTURING ANIMALS FOR THERE PERSONAL PLEASURE… YOU MUST LOVE DOING THIS BECAUSE THERE IS NO EXCUSE WHATSOEVER TO PUT ANIMALS THROUGH SO MUCH SUFFERANCE! YOU HAVE A BAD KARMA…. YOU WILL PAY ONE DAY!!!

  • Michelle Thielen says:

    PLEASE STOP THIS CRUEL, OUTDATED INSANITY!

  • Dr. Gene Maynard says:

    STOP the charade of invalid “science” and Ban the medieval ritual of animal experimentation once and for all!!!

  • Ian says:

    It’s better to test on animals than on human beings… Think if they practiced on one of your loved ones instead of an animal…

  • Lyn says:

    Just think of the sick and twisted individuals that are carrying out these acts of cruelty and what jobs they will be doing when they graduate. “THAT IS A SCARY THOUGHT ESPECIALLY OF THEY ARE GOING TO BE DOCTORS OR WORKING WITH MENTAL PATIENTS.” Your tax dollars hard at work for education. Disgusting.

  • oana urechiatu says:

    STOP THIS CRUELTY! THIS IS NOT EDUCATION THIS IS EVIL!!! YOU DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO THIS!!!