Demand Shutdown of US Meat Animal Research Center
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Animal Place Sanctuary
January 2015

[NOTE from For more read Rampant Animal Abuse at U.S. “Meat Research” Center Triggers Outrage ...and Change AND Taxpayer-Funded Research Inflicts Massive Suffering on Farm Animals AND Put Down Your Friggin’ Fork AND take more action here - Your Tax Dollars at Work: Starving, Torturing and Killing Animals]


The New York Times article "U.S. Research Lab Lets Livestock Suffer in Quest for Profit" by Michael Moss, January 19, 2015, recently exposed that tax dollars are used to fund cruel experiments on farmed animals at the little known US Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska.

Demand the Secretary of Agriculture shut down the US Meat Animal Research Center.

More than 7,000 animals have died due to starvation, cruel genetic manipulation, lack of veterinary care. For a facility that is supposed to be "state of the art", having more than 6,500 animals die of starvation is gross neglect and cruelty.

This must end. Tell the United States Secretary of Agriculture to stop using your tax-payer dollars to fund needless cruelty to farmed animals.

vivisection farmed animals
Lambs in the "easy care" experiment are tagged so they can be traced to mothers that often abandon them after being left to give birth in open fields. The ones here died during a weekend last May. Credit Michael Moss/The New York Times

Tom Vilsack
Secretary of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue S.W.
Washington, DC 20250
phone (202) 720-3631
fax (202) 720-2166
[email protected]

From Their Turn:

Contact the Director of the Meat Animal Research Center
Emil J. Pollak
[email protected]
phone (402) 762-4109


The US Meat Animal Research Center uses your tax dollars to fund cruel and needless experiments upon farmed animals that have resulted in abusive genetic manipulation, senseless death, and immense suffering.

According to a recent New York Times article, the 55-acre facility in Nebraska confines 30,000 animals exploited for research. While more than $20 million in tax-payer funding is provided annually to the facility, workers claim they lack sufficient monies for shelter and veterinary care.

More than 6,500 animals have starved to death since the facility's inception and a 11-17% mortality rate is considered acceptable.

Thank you for everything you do for animals!

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