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Utah Students Protest Animal Testing

Written by PETA | November 18, 2009

In the wake of the recent release of our undercover investigation exposing cruelty and suffering inside animal labs at the University of Utah, students, local PETA supporters, and members of Salt Lake Animal Advocacy Movement gathered outside the university’s Park Building yesterday and urged the swarm of spectators to help put an end to the cruelty committed against the dogs, cats, and other animals confined to the University’s labs.


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The demonstrators weren’t just humans—some adorable companion animals campaigned for the cause too. Together, they collected signatures for a petition to scrap the law that requires government-run shelters to make homeless animals—even those who are friendly, trained, and adoptable—available to universities and private labs for experimentation and testing. How could you not put your name to something these guys are supporting:


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Join the effort and urge the University of Utah to stop abusing shelter animals in its labs immediately.

Written by Logan Scherer

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  • Ele Bauman says:

    This has to stop! I live in Utah and will do whatever I can to stop this if someone can tell me what I can do to help!!! I am willing to adopt any animals they will release

  • awesomeness21 says:

    I would like to be informed on upcoming protests.

  • mary ann lajoie-Sandroff says:

    alternative methods to animal testing is now used at major universities. Utah Wake up . I leave you with this quote until one has loved an animal part of their soul remains unawakened.

  • Naoko says:

    Hi everyone. I didn’t know there was protest I would like to join in very much in future. Can anyone tell me how I can get emails on future events? Any info would be great. Thank you so much!

  • Michele says:

    I will NOT send anymore donations to you until I hear something about Robert!! You haven’t updated us on this since Nov. Unless I missed something……

  • Michele says:

    Thats very nice of you Kelley! Whats going on with this? I have not seen any news on Robert as yet! The poor thing could die before anything is done. I would love to see him home before the holidays!

  • Kelley says:

    My offer to fly to Utah and bring him home STILL stands.

  • Michele says:

    It breaks my heart seeing any animal being hurt! Even the little mice and rats! BUT PLEASE get Robert out of the asap!! I can’t look at that video! Why can’t Peta take him from them??? I would also be happy adopt him also! I have Itsy that looks a lot like Robert! These poor animals it’s horrible I tell you! How could anyone do this to any animal! You have to be a very sick person! I hope Peta does what they say they will do and RESCUES ROBERT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!! Lets stop talking about it do it! By the way love your new add and I am a straight catholic lady D

  • D.bram says:

    Leah who posted 19 November you find justification by inferring homosexuality as basis for what these beings endure? In that instance your atrocious spelling bears witness to your ignorance . .


    please accept my name on your petition i have been following his story on peta and it disgusts me good luck

  • Tawny says:

    FREE ROBERT THE CAT NOW!! I’ll adopt him.

  • Jess says:

    Do I agree with animal testing? NO! Do I think it is completely wrong and cruel? YES! But do I believe people should be allowed to eat animals? Yes. Animals are not tortured and then eatin. They are killed quickly and painlessly. Now torturing animals is a compeletly different story!

  • Mia says:

    I wish I were there I have tremendous respect for people who take time out of their lives to teach others about the importance of animal welfare and the cruelty of certain people. It’s something you can look back on and be proud of. P.S. Those two dogs look so inspiring with their little jackets and signs lol

  • Clancy says:

    Peta seriously needs to stop crying about this stuff. dogs and cats a can understand but rats? and mice? that turn gay when over popullated? you guys are god damned ridiculous. you just want something to cry about

  • Leah says:

    Poor Robert! He’s adorable and he looks like my Sammie! I wish I could have been at that protest but I’m still in junior high and I don’t live near Utah!

  • Kim says:

    Robert looks so much like my Tigger. It breaks my heart that he is still being tortured in that horrible laboratory. How could anyone do such horrible things to him and those poor other animals?

  • Michelle says:

    i wish i was there to protest too… but i’m halfway around the world… great job people.

  • smoochy says:

    I consider forcing dogs to wear placards a form of animal cruelty

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  • Mel says:

    Why don’t you guys show the entire footage unedited so we can see all the testing going on with the animals? That way we’re better informed so we can stop the cruelty.

  • KathyMarie says:

    We need to get Robert out of there right away! Isn’t there something that we could do to save him?? I would be willing to adopt him if I could! FREE ROBERT!

  • Emory says:

    I wish I could have been there to protest.

  • Brien Comerford says:

    Nice to see some animal advocates in Utah. The State is not very progressive in reference to having reverence for God’s animal creation.

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  • Tawny says:

    Thanks to these people! Wish I could have been there. We need to also start a FREE ROBERT THE CAT campaign. Get him out of there!

  • Diana Clavijo says:

    I hate animal cruelty We must love them they are the sweetest!!

  • Aneliese says:

    Good for those students!

  • Kelley says:

    Can somebody please resuce Robert?? Take that thing off his head and just remove him!

  • Shari says:

    Opps..I wasn’t finished when I pushed send. Like I was saying..with your voice being heard and letting the world know what is going on in Utah you will save their lives! Hurray for all of you wonderful people in the pictures above and those cute doggies!