Condemn Repeated Laboratory Animal Abuse

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Target: Dr. Rathindra Bose, Vice President of Research at the University of Houston

Goal: Condemn the University of Houston for mistreatment of laboratory animals and demand increased oversight and training

The University of Houston has been cited by the government for multiple incidents of animal abuse and neglect in its laboratories. Just recently, a rabbit undergoing anesthesia died due to poor monitoring and monkeys in the lab were deprived of water. The laboratory has also been accused, by the research watchdog group Stop Animal Exploitation Now!, of providing inadequate veterinary care for the animals. Condemn the University of Houston and demand that Dr. Rathindra Bose increase oversight of the animals in his care and require additional laboratory staff training to prevent future abuse.

While animal testing is still an unfortunate requirement in the advancement of medicine, every care should be taken to ensure the animals are treated with dignity as living beings, do not suffer unduly, and are handled and cared for properly. These animals are completely defenseless and dependent on the university and the laboratory staff. It is inexcusable to have animals die from poor oversight, be deprived of water, or lack veterinary care at the University of Houston. It is the responsibly of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee to prevent mistreatment, but the members appointed by Dr. Bose have fallen down on the job.

These animals deserve better. Tell Dr. Bose and the University of Houston that you will not tolerate the abuse of animals in their care and demand increased oversight and staff training to prevent future abuse and neglect.


Dear Dr. Rathindra Bose,

Animals are being neglected and abused at the University of Houston laboratories under your care. A laboratory was recently cited by the USDA for the death of a rabbit due to poor monitoring while undergoing anesthesia and for depriving monkeys of water. In addition the research watchdog group Stop Animal Exploitation Now! has accused the laboratory of inadequate veterinary care.

Until alternatives can completely replace animal research, it is our duty to ensure the animals used in laboratories are treated with dignity, receive quality care, do not suffer unduly, and have the best quality of life possible in those conditions. You are the steward for those animals and ultimate responsibility for their mistreatment stops with you.

As the Vice President for Research, we expect you to increase oversight of laboratory animal treatment and to require additional training for laboratory staff to ensure these types of abuses do not happen again.


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  1. Sheila Jefferson says:

    Just awful!! Stop this abuse now!

  2. I would like the evil people to torture each other, just to see if they like it, what cowards, these dear little creatures have no way of getting away, they must fear every human being they see, it is not needed any more, they just do it because they can, well it should be stopped. NOW

  3. Ellis Toscano says:

    Join us in the digital era. No use to torture animals anymore Texas. Backwards science is not needed.

  4. texans love to torture animals ;they still have rodeos-that is some hard core cruelty. Texans brag about their big steaks Did anyone read stories of blood soaked rivers &creeks by their slaughter plants? Do you have any clue of what goes on there? i wish they would seceed from the union like they say…..

  5. Patricia Wicker says:

    This is just Horrific!! There is absolutely no need for this abuse to continue. Maybe you are just a sadistic person, How can you sleep at night without seeing their faces. You are really SICK!!!!!

  6. So tired of people who do this to animals. One day KARMA will come back on them.

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