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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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  • Roxanne Phillips says:

    Stop your cruelty to animals which you disguise as being educational. It is cruelty. You are educating people to continue on your cruel behavior. This is an educational experience we don’t need.

  • Gina D says:

    Please can we stop the animal cruelty it is against good morals… When will this stop… Everyone is right this is the 21 st century & so many people in this world are acting like they are from the man cave times when they was no religion or knowledge… We all know we don’t need to kills animals for meat, that we are actually not suppose to eat it, but have fruit, vegetables, whole grains, etc… yet people still eat it, it is not your right or decision to eat it… It’s like being a cannibal which is gross, but instead of eating people they are eating the poor, helpless animals… & we need to STOP abusing, torturing, & killing God’s helpless creatures… I’m a proud vegetarian… Amen!!!

  • Sabrina says:

    Please! Who would do anything to a animal! Animals are like humans…BUT THEY KNOW HOW TO TREAT EACH OTHER! ….they do not deserve this!they deserve better..they derserve life..and happiness..think would you do this to your children? And why KILL FOR GAME? , FUR( i mean we have cloth..get the hell over it people…we dont need to skin poor animals!!) …PLEASE STOP THIS..!! IM BEGGING YOU!! IF YOU AGREE WITH ME…EMAIL ME!!! AT Sabrina_cox2003@yahoo.com

  • janine says:

    Bearing responsibility for cruelty to living, intelligent, feeling animals in the name of “science,” is missing the mark of a truly civilized institution of learning. In the name of humanity, please stop these despicable acts of cruelty immediately.

  • Adair Leonard says:

    Where is your compassion? Please let these poor animals live in peace. Please stop torturing them.

  • Charlie Williams says:

    Come on – scientific inquiry is not synonymous with inhumane and cruel treatment of innocent animals! Stop it – NOW.

  • chris nahas says:

    enough.

  • Amy says:

    Stop the insanity!! Use alternative methods for testing! Animals have feelings and suffer just as humans do.

  • Gabriele says:

    STOP THIS CRUELTY!

  • M.M. Christian says:

    No more experiments on animals!!! They are here as companions to us in many instances and some are part of the food chain. In other word, they have another purpose for their life. Do not torture, experiment, let them die. Please stop the killing

  • Jackie Pickett says:

    There is absolutely no justification for cruelty!!! Please put an end to this mistreatment of innocent animals.

  • Neusa says:

    Stop this torment!

  • Joao Gomes says:

    STOP THIS CRUELTY TO ANIMALS RIGHT NOW

  • Lorna Lake says:

    There is absolutely no justification for any experimentation on animals … All animals should be allowed to live a fearless and happy life.

  • bridget says:

    Stop hurting animals

  • bridget says:

    Stop hurting animals

  • peter says:

    There is not one reason TORTURE ANIMALS in labs . ALL ABOUT MONEY !!!! IAM DISGUSTED !!!

  • Guillermo Folgado says:

    For some time now that I am losing respect for American universities.

  • Liliana says:

    Stop no more experiments with animals.

  • Rana Mahmoud says:

    STOP THIS CRUELTY!! The animals DON’T DESERVE THIS!! This is inhumane!! Enough of this already!!

  • Rhonda Wozniak says:

    PLEASE CLOSE THIS FACILITY (The University of Texas Medical Branch)DOWN AND STOP THE ANIMAL ABUSE.

  • Susan says:

    The people that do these experiments to these animals should have them done to themselves. See how they like it.

  • Debra Ashton says:

    Univ. of Texas, you’re a disgrace. How can we call ourselves a progress nation until this type of abuse and cruelty to innocent animals – who cannot defend themselves – end. You’re disgusting. And you call yourself educators? If you are, I’ll remain ignorant.

  • Karin Walace says:

    Of all the cruelty that goes on, THIS vivisection is BEYOND cruel, its absolute EVIL, and the bastards doing this are not fit for anything..

  • mary kennedy says:

    Sadly, this doesn’t surprise me. This university shows no compassion for animals.

  • Michael Weaver says:

    Cruel experiments on animals at universities in America have been going on for decades and I do not know why.The experiments need to continue to be exposed and banned until the cease forever.

  • Steve says:

    It’s hard to believe that people can inflict such pain,suffering and such cruetly and torture to these innocent and harmles animals.Animal deserve to live in peace..I believe the people who do this kind of punishment to animals should have it done to them instead…FREE THE ANIMALS

  • Fuhlin says:

    Stop experiments on animals!

  • Aida Marina says:

    Why is this Insanity continuing to be allowed and acceted? We’re in the 21st Century, for heaven’s sake, and we are still torturing and murdering these sentient beings? The ENTIRE world is having an economic emergency, low on money, low on resources, yet the University of Texas manages to find and splurge on MONEY in order to torture and murder animals?! This Is Insane!

  • Perrine FRINDEL says:

    Please stop this cruelty to animals!!!

  • Marion says:

    STOP THIS NOW. THEY DESERVE A PROPER LIFE NOT IN TORMENT AND FEAR.

  • carolina martinez says:

    Please stop experiments on animals

  • celia says:

    we live in the 21st century, we do NOT need to do any more these things agaisnt ours loving animals. STOP, PLEASE in the name of LOVE!!!

  • Deb Basha says:

    PLEASE…there is enough information to close down this place. Remember, these hateful people walk among us. And the most important thing to keep SCREAMING…These experiments and operations DO NOT TRANSLATE to the human experience!Keep shouting…we will not shut up until these grants for torture are no longer renewed… our tax dollars pay for the majority of these useless, inhumane actions.

  • jennie imholt says:

    There is NO REASON to use live, innocent, defensless animals to do these horrible “experiments” on. The ONLY reason I can think of why you have’nt used other methods, is money. I’ts probably cheaper to torture & kill animals THAN FOR YOU TO FIND AN ALTERNATIVE. YOU HAVE NO RIGHT!!!!!! STOP THIS NOW!! THERE IS NO REASON FOR THIS TO GO ON!!

  • Marina says:

    STOP THIS CRUELTY! For God!!!

  • george metaxas says:

    stop this torment

  • C Lowden-Smith says:

    Will something bad happen if I help these animals? Will i embaress myself , or will I inspire others? Please put a stop to all animal cruelty. no more suffering!

  • LUCIA FABBO says:

    STOP- GOD PUT THESE CREATURES ON EARTH FOR US TO PROTECT. HUMANS ARE HORRIBLE. I WILL CONTACT AND SPEND THE HORROR THAT IS HAPPENING HERE.

  • Elisabeth says:

    stop this

  • Debbie says:

    Please immediately discipline experimenters for their cruelty to animals.

  • Harold Altman says:

    Dear President Callender: Please make the University of Texas aware of the fact that many universities have abandoned the use of live animals. Please have them contact The American Anti-vivisection Society, The Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine and inquire about non-animal alternatives, which in many cases are more effective.

  • Deborah Ebersold says:

    I shudder to think of the animals that have had to suffer at the hands of humans. It’s one thing to test on them, but give them appropriate medical attention. Less than that is barbaric. Thank you for your time in reading this.

  • Barbara says:

    Instead of innocent animals for experiment, let’s use the hard core criminals!

  • kathy kmiotek says:

    THERE ARE SO MANY NEW WAYS TO TEST WITHOUT USING ANIMALS. WHY DO YOU STILL HAVE TO ABUSE THEM??????

  • Patti Smith says:

    Please stop these cruel and needless experiments on animals….

  • katarzyna dybus says:

    stop experiments on animals immediately

  • Fabienne H. says:

    Please, immediately discipline experimenters for their cruelty to animals!!

  • Brian Reynolds says:

    you can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals

  • Lily Shore says:

    Please set an example and immediately discipline experimenters for their cruelty to animals.

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