OSU Cited for Alleged Animal Abuse in Labs

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Please contact the Director of the USDA’s Eastern Regional Office to insist that they take immediate action against Ohio State University for ten violations of the Animal Welfare Act including: use of improper euthanasia agents, inadequate veterinary care, failure to disclose animals used in experimentation, failure to seek alternatives for painful procedures, failure to provide environmental enhancement for primates, improper enclosures, etc.

Dr. Elizabeth Goldentyer 
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920 Main Campus Drive, Suite 2000
Raleigh, NC 27606
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Betty.J.Goldentyer@usda.gov

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OSU Cited for Alleged Animal Abuse in Labs

From ABC6OnYourSide.com, Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Ohio State University is being cited for nearly a dozen instances of potential animal abuse.

The United States Department of Agriculture found 10 violations during a routine inspection at the university in summer, 2012.  Animal rights groups are calling for OSU to be punished.

"Ohio State University has made it to the top as having one of the worst single inspection reports in the entire nation," said Michael A. Budkie, the executive director for Stop Animal Exploitation Now. 

 "They should pay the price."

The violations include using below-pharmaceutical grade drugs to euthanize rabbits, using expired morphine to treat dogs, inadequate care that may have led to some grass rats losing all of their hair, and tying some primates to chairs.

"These are the kind of things that the Animal Welfare Act was designed to prevent," Budkie said. "This is inexcusable."

The university says it has fixed all the violations found during the inspection, and points out that it received a clean report in November.

So far, the university hasn't been fined for any of the violations.

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