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Victory! Class Stops Cruel Rat Experiments

Written by PETA | March 16, 2011

So long, rat torture! After a year-long PETA campaign and complaints from students and our supporters, a neuroscience class at the University of Texas–Dallas dropped a deadly classroom experiment on rats from its curriculum.

Previously, students in the class had to drill holes into rats’ skulls, cause brain damage with toxic chemicals, force the rats to perform in behavioral experiments, and then kill them and cut out their brains. This was continuing even though an interactive computer simulation of the experiment is available free on the Internet and is in use at other universities.

It’s unclear whether the class will drop the lab altogether or use the computer program, but it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to know that this is good news for rats either way.   

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • Liz Simonsen says:

    That’s great! I love rats, I even own two, and I hate it when they are treated with such cruelty. It’s just sick. Animal abuse just terrible and I’m so happy that these rats aren’t suffering anymore :)

  • Jenifer says:

    This is great news!!!!! Thank you to all of the supporters and Peta members.

  • CaliKarlie says:

    STOP ANIMAL TESTING! PLEASE!

  • Pauline Erera says:

    There is no excuse for animal abuse. Animal experimentation is a relegated past. Now modern technologies without the use of animals should be embraced as better indicators for bio studies.

  • Tatiana says:

    Everyone knows about senseless animal experiments!!! It MUST be ended…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!

  • grady says:

    There is no excuse for animal abuse. Animal experimentation is a relegated past. Now modern technologies without the use of animals should be embraced as better indicators for bio studies.

  • Elska says:

    That’s absolutely great!!!

  • Pamela Simmons says:

    thanks

  • Liz Bunker says:

    And we wonder where sociopaths and psychopaths come from. What reason would there be for such a terrible experiment?

  • yoon says:

    PLEASE STOP ANIMAL TESTING

  • Laura says:

    Thank you PETA. Our government is always complaining about money. We would save billions of dollars if the government stopped funding cruel and unnecessary animal experiments.

  • Reetta says:

    again something good to read.this proves such experiments can be put aside.it’s up to will!

  • sylvana says:

    Thank you PETA for all that you do and for keeping us all informed about the atrocities happening every day around the world. We can no longer live with our heads in the sand, any type of animal cruelty must be stopped.

  • Olivia says:

    That’s mean! I’m glad they stop that. I hope they will convert that into a computer lab.

  • Sondra Blasius says:

    Everything that has breath has feelings. We are all inter-woven and what we do to harm or make another species suffer, we are, in turn, harming our spirit and connection to Heavenly Father.

  • Barcode maker says:

    This is good news that this pathetical work is going to stop in coming time. Student should go for computer labs and take lots of knowledge via internet except these types of labs.

  • Natalie says:

    That’s amazing! Good job PETA!

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