Undercover Photos From Inside Labs

While undercover inside the labs of the University of Utah (UU), PETA’s investigator saw cats acquired from area animal shelters who had holes drilled into their skulls and electrodes implanted in their brains, rabbits who underwent highly invasive spinal surgeries, and monkeys who were kept all alone and constantly thirsty so that they would cooperate during experiments.

Here are just a few of the investigator’s photographs from UU.

The University of Utah bought Robert from the Davis County animal shelter. Experimenters cut a hole into his skull and implanted electrodes in his brain.
Experimenters fired electrical current through the electrodes surgically implanted in Robert’s brain, stimulating nerves that caused his legs to move involuntarily.
Chance is one of more than 100 dogs used each year in cruel experiments at the University of Utah.
Frik had holes cut into his head, titanium pins screwed into his skull, and an aluminum head restraint device attached so that he could be immobilized in a restraint chair with his head locked into place.
Orthopedic Experiment
Each year, the University of Utah uses hundreds of rabbits in experiments. A 4-inch incision was cut into this rabbit’s back in an orthopedic experiment.
Pregnant Sheep
At the University of Utah, pregnant sheep like this one are housed in barren stalls where they never feel the sun on their backs or grass beneath their feet—all so that experimenters can use their lambs to study the effects of vitamin A on lung function.
These kittens and others purchased from local animal shelters had a chemical injected into their brains to cause a build-up of excess fluid. All these kittens and two additional litters died before the experiments were completed.
This rabbit had an incision cut into her back and implants inserted into her spine. In similar experiments, the surgically mutilated rabbits were observed for 24 weeks and then killed.
Fraggle is one of five rhesus macaque monkeys used in experimental brain surgeries. With nothing to occupy his mind, Fraggle swayed back and forth inside his barren steel cage.
The University of Utah bought Darla for $15 from the North Utah Valley Animal Shelter. She was used in intubation training exercises, in which hard plastic tubes were repeatedly forced down her windpipe. Non-animal methods for the same training are used at hundreds of facilities around the country.
Frik was kept constantly thirsty so that he would cooperate with experimenters in exchange for a few drops of water.


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