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Group Calls for Investigations Into Hospital's Apparent Failure to Ensure Animals' Safety From Storm as Required by Federal Policy
York -- PETA has sent a formal complaint to the National Institutes of Health
(NIH) calling for an investigation into news
reports of 10,000 mice and rats drowning in their cages in the laboratories
of New York University (NYU) Hospital's Smilow Research Building as a result of
the complaint, PETA points out that NYU was obligated—by NIH animal welfare
guidelines—to have a plan in place to ensure the animals' safety in the event
of a disaster. Because advance warnings of the storm allowed ample time to take
measures to protect the animals—such as moving
them to a safe area—NYU's failure to do so may constitute a violation of policy
governing the treatment of animals in federally funded experiments.
and rats experience pain and fear the same as we do," says PETA Senior
Vice President of Laboratory Investigations Kathy Guillermo. "These
animals' deaths and the terror they felt as they were unable to escape their
locked cages while watching the waters rise were entirely preventable. There is
no excuse for NYU's apparent negligence."
also reminds NIH officials that in
addition to thousands of animals drowning after being abandoned, it's possible that many will
ultimately be replaced—and subjected to painful and deadly experiments—adding
to the suffering caused by this incident and NYU's apparent failure to
implement a sound disaster-management plan.
complaint to the NIH is available upon request. For more information, please
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