University Ranked High in Animal Abuse Must be Stopped

Target: Eric Kaler, President of the University of Minnesota

Goal: End the use of animals in experimental research at the University of Minnesota after reportedly ranking high in animal abuse.

The University of Minnesota was ranked the worst offender for animal abuse, according to a new study of federal reports conducted on the mistreatment of mice at top universities. In the study, PETA scientists analyzed animal welfare violations at universities that received $6.1 billion in grants from the National Institute of Health in 2016. The University of Minnesota had 60 animal welfare violations over the last two years. One of the violations, according to Dr. Chandna, involved “75 rats who were not given any pain relief after being used in a surgery.” She added that rats are sensitive beings who “feel pain and distress. They suffer and yet they’re being subjected to unchecked pain, unchecked distress, in the U of Minnesota laboratories.”

Other allegations include deviating from welfare protocol, subjecting mice and rats to unapproved procedures, and administering expired anesthetics. One of the study’s authors, Dr. Frances Cheng, noted that billions of tax dollars are going to universities that violate their animal care agreements with the government. “Yet the NIH imposes no penalty for drowning, starving, suffocating or denying pain relief and veterinary care to mice and rats,” Cheng added.

The University of Minnesota responded, saying that “they are working on it.” PETA has called for them to “do better.” Working on it and doing better is not enough. Not after the University has been exposed for causing numerous helpless animals to suffer. Sign this petition to demand that they stop the use of animals in experiments immediately.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Kaler,

The University of Minnesota ranked the worst offender for animal abuse, according to a new study of federal reports conducted on the mistreatment of mice at top universities. In one particular case, 75 rats weren’t given any pain relief after being used in surgery. Other violations included deviating from welfare protocol, subjecting mice and rats to unapproved procedures, and administering expired anesthetics.

With 60 animal welfare violations in the last two years, it seems the University of Minnesota has no regard whatsoever for the lives of animals. We demand that the use of animals in experiments be stopped immediately.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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8 Comments

  1. You psycho sadists should move to China as they have same understanding of animal abuse as you

  2. Back in the 70 s they determined that animal expeirements are not effective in predicting a medical success in humans. But Drs are greedy and want the money generated by keeping this antiquated system in place. Animal experiments are totally useless and just cruel. No medical success was ever in the history of medicine attributable to animal experiments! Stupidity, just cruel stupidity. And all the medical personnel whom took the medical oath should be ashamed that this farce still continues!

  3. Nooshin Perla says:

    These people are NOT scientist!!! They are murderer!!!! Sick heartless evil murderer! Testing on these innocent babies dose NOT work dose NOT help humans! STOP THESE DAMN SICK PRACTICES!!

  4. This is inhumane, unnecessary cruelty. It sounds like they just are doing experiments for the heck of it. No Painkiller or comfort afterwards?…The police should charge them for that alone. If anyone hears animals crying at experimental places, call the police. These living creatures are just objects of abuse, justified as experiments.

  5. Sugandha N. says:

    What the f* is wrong with these “scientists”? I am sorry to have such strong word but really? These minnesotans need to have some more liberal thinking such as new york and realize that all creatures are creatures of God. They dont deserve this. These experiments are barbaric and worthless, 95 % of results do not apply to humans and some even cause harm. Thank you.

  6. Beyond the psycho scientists, we need to blame the NIH…they hand out grants to these idiots even though they break rules…all at the tax payers’ expense!!

  7. Anne Moeller says:

    Testing on any animal is abuse and torture and must be STOPPED NOW!!!!

  8. FERMIAMO LA SPERIMENTAZIONE SUGLI ANIMALI – NON E’ SCIENZA : E’ SADISMO – LE ALTERNATIVE ESISTONO

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