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Alternatives to Animal Testing, Experimentation and Dissection - An Animal Rights Article from All-Creatures.org

FROM

Barbara Stagno, CAARE Citizens for Alternatives to Animal Research and Experimentation
October 2017

Anesthetized and paralyzed, cats' heads are mounted in frames to keep their eyes focused on flashing images while their skulls are removed and their brains are cruelly probed with electrodes. This horrific, dead-end research has consumed $7.95 million taxpayer dollars and has not resulted in any treatments for vision disorders. Over $800,000 was spent in 2017 alone.

TAKE ACTON HERE - End horrific cat experiments at SUNY College of Optometry

cat aged in laboratory

There’s a reason why it’s so difficult to find out what goes on in animal labs. Too many scientists want to continue using animals in any way they please, and they want you to believe it’s for the public good.

That’s why CAARE spends every day digging through information about animal research to expose these atrocities. We’re determined that such atrocities do not remain hidden. And we are equally determined to end them.

At the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry, a team of scientists has been maiming and killing cats since 2002, conducting brain experiments to study the science of vision. These deplorable experiments continue what was started over thirty years ago in 1985, funded by a federal grant from the National Eye Institute (NEI).

These arcane and useless experiments are killing and maiming helpless cats merely to create esoteric maps of neurons involved in visual processing.

cat held by vivsector

Trusting and loving cats, some as young as 4 months old, are purchased from suppliers and brought into labs at the SUNY College of Optometry. There they are cut up and tortured in lengthy procedures that go on for hours.

Anesthetized and paralyzed, their heads are mounted in frames to keep their eyes focused on flashing images while their skulls are removed and their brains are cruelly probed with electrodes.

This horrific, dead-end research has consumed $7.95 million taxpayer dollars and has not resulted in any treatments for vision disorders. Over $800,000 was spent in 2017 alone.

cage in laboratory

The researchers themselves admit that after 30 years, they still only have “a limited understanding of the precise arrangement” of visual neurons in the cat. If it were up to them, these experiments would go on forever.

We can’t let that happen.


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