Stop Universities From Torturing Lab Animals

Target: Vincent Price, President of Duke University

Goal: Demand Duke University end alleged abuse and neglect of lab animals in their research facilities.

Duke University, a top-ranking college located in Durham, North Carolina, has received backlash for recent allegations of lab animal abuse. The complaint, filed by PETA, reports that the University had violated multiple of even the most basic Animal Welfare Act standards of care and treatment for research animals. Employees reportedly forgot to feed pigs for an entire weekend, and seemingly failed to provide veterinary care for a dog struggling to give birth.

Each year, Duke uses tens of thousands of animals in its laboratories. Last year alone, 677 rabbits, 317 hamsters, 182 monkeys, 173 ferrets, 28 dogs, and four cats were subjected to seemingly painful experiments and, according to federal reports, a percentage of animals weren’t even given adequate pain relief. Considering Duke was just awarded more than $731 million last year from the National Institutes of Health, it is their moral–and legal–obligation to adhere to the higher standards set by the AWA.

Sign this petition to demand Duke University stop the alleged abuse of animals used in research at their institution.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Price,

It has recently come to public attention that lab directors at your institution are allegedly violating the most basic standards of animal care and treatment, as regulated by the Animal Welfare Act. In a complaint filed by PETA, employees reportedly forgot to feed pigs leaving them hungry for an entire weekend, and seemingly refused to provide veterinary care to a dog during a difficult birth, jeopardizing the lives of four puppies in the process. It is also alleged that of the thousand plus animals used for research at Duke, a large percentage weren’t given sufficient pain relief following painful procedures.

We are asking you, Mr. Price, to enforce AWA regulations and demand your lab adhere to the higher animal welfare standards.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Vdegroot at Dutch Wikipedia


4 Comments

  1. isn’t it amazing how some of the biggest universities seem to be producing some of the most stupid students. how do you forget to take care of an animal in your care. just lazy or really dumb! probably a little of both.

  2. STOP HORRIFIC DEMENTED UNNECESSARY VILE UNIMAGINABLY CRUEL ANIMAL TESTING NOW!!! BIOLOGICAL FACT: THE MOST ACCURATE RESULTS FOR HUMANS ARE FROM *HUMAN* MODELS. WE SHOULD BE TESTING ON VIOLENT CRIMINALS, ESPECIALLY ANIMAL ABUSERS!!! THE AZZHOLES WHO “DECIDED” AND ENACTED THE LAW TO UTILIZE ANIMALS FOR TESTING DECADES AGO ARE JUST AS VILE, DEMENTED AND DISPICABLE AS THE SCUM THAT TEST ON THEM. WHO THE HELL FORGETS TO FEED ANIMALS THEY’RE IN CHARGE OF?? MY 7 YEAR OLD DOES BETTER THAN THAT FOR GOD SAKES!!!! WHAT ABSOLUTE *LOSER* LEAVES A PREGNANT DOG TO GIVE BIRTH UNASSISTED??? WHAT KIND OF ABSOLUTE HEARTLESS *BRAINLESS!!!* MONSTERS ARE YOU??? PROOF POSITIVE THAT A UNIVERSITY DEGREE HARDLY MAKES ANYONE MORE INTELLIGENT!!!! LIBERATE THESE DEFENSELESS ANIMALS NOW!!! PUT YOUR DAMN BIOMEDICAL “BRAIN TRUSTS” TO WORK!!! UTILIZE BIOMED MODELS FOR TESTING!!!

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