No More Shelter Animals for Experiments in Utah

March 2011

One year after the Utah legislature changed the state’s pound-seizure law following PETA’s shocking undercover investigation at the University of Utah laboratories, the university announced that it would no longer purchase dogs and cats from shelters for use in cruel and deadly experiments. The university’s decision came as a result of a vigorous campaign spearheaded by PETA against the university and the last shelter in the state that voluntarily supplied animals for experiments. The school’s policy change also pushed it to replace some animal laboratories with humane non-animal alternatives, completely halted other cruel animal experiments, and resulted in an increase in animal adoptions at Utah shelters.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind