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Routine Agony in Labs

From: Michael A. Budkie

August 01, 2006

The Routine Agony of Neglected Animals in Laboratories



we often hear about instances of animal abuse within laboratories. Usually, these are incidents that involve single facilities or sometimes only a few animals. We are told that the abuse of animals in laboratories only happens occasionally -- these are isolated incidents.

This is anything but the truth.

During one period of 3/4 of a year separate laboratories abused primates by:

A. running them through a cage washer (this is NOT the University of Wisconsin)

B. strangulation

C. thermal injuries

D. turning off watering system

E. depriving primates of water

F. duct taping them to restraint chairs

These incidents took place at well-known colleges and universities like Harvard & Emory. They also happened at well-known private labs like Covance, Charles River, and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals.

During this same period dogs were:

A. Starved until they lost as much as 41% of their body weight

B. kept on flooring that causes severe injuries to their feet

C. left to suffer from illnesses without veterinary care

You can do something about this. Come to our website at:  and read all the details and then take action by contacting government officials to demand action.

Thank you for all that you do for animals,

Michael Budkie

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