PETA Statement: Vanderbilt University Official Warning From USDA

For Immediate Release:
July 8, 2021

Contact:
Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382

Nashville, Tenn. – Please see statement from Dr. Alka Chandna, PhD, PETA Vice President of Laboratory Investigations Cases statement regarding Vanderbilt University’s Official Warning from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its violations of federal animal welfare regulations.

A just-released federal report obtained by PETA reveals that Vanderbilt University has received an Official Warning from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its violations of federal animal welfare regulations. The warning won’t undo the trauma and agony suffered by animals in Vanderbilt’s laboratories, where four guinea pigs died during failed intubation and ventilator testing in which the animals were not fully anesthetized and were likely handled carelessly—but it shows Vanderbilt should get out of the dirty, bloody animal experimentation business and redirect its resources toward modern, non-animal research methodologies that will actually help humans.

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