Local authorities seized 180 mice—the only remaining animals still imprisoned at the Caucaseco Scientific Research Center, the filthy, ramshackle torture facility that PETA had exposed. The mice, who would have been used in experiments funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), are now recovering at the Animal Welfare Center in Cali, Colombia. Witnesses say that before their rescue, the mice lacked sufficient water, and our investigation revealed that some had resorted to cannibalism. Up to 30 mice were crowded into boxes designed for a maximum of five. This rescue—along with the earlier, PETA-prompted seizure of 108 monkeys—is the largest animal rescue in Colombia’s history.
Last Animals Rescued From NIH-Funded Colombian Hellhole Exposed by PETA
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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind