PETA Complaint Prompts NIH to Order Return of Grant Funds for Cancer Experiments

October 2008

PETA helped call attention to the suffering of mice in federally-funded experiments at University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC) and prompted government sanctions for violations. In response to a complaint from PETA, in April 2008, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) ordered UCHC to reverse $14,000 in charges to a federal grant as a result of unauthorized and cruel cancer experiments on mice. This order was in addition to the $65,000 that the NIH ordered UCHC to return in January 2008.

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