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|Originally Posted: 11 November 2009|
Help Animals Suffering in University of Utah Laboratories
Urge the University of Utah to stop taking advantage of the animal overpopulation crisis and stop acquiring animals from shelters that they torture in their labs.
Sign an online petition
And/Or better yet, make direct contact:
Thomas N. Parks, Ph.D.
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I was shocked to learn about the painful experiments conducted on homeless dogs and cats as well as monkeys, rats, mice, rabbits, and other animals inside University of Utah laboratories.
I was especially upset to learn that the university exploits the victims of the animal homelessness crisis and buys cats and dogs from animal shelters for use in cruel and deadly experiments. I urge you to sever your unsavory ties with these shelters immediately and permanently end the practice of using shelter animals, who are awaiting a second chance at life, for any purpose in the university's laboratories.
I know that many others were appalled to learn about what goes on at the university, and as a taxpayer I further request that you implement steps to ensure greater transparency of all the university's publicly funded animal experiments by publishing experimental protocols, veterinary records, and minutes of the university's laboratory oversight committee meetings on its Web site.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!