Watchdog group claims Cleveland Clinic suffocated pig, wants hospital to pay
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Please LEVY a MAXIMUM FINE against the Cleveland Clinic for their blatant disregard of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) when their negligence allowed a pig to die of suffocation. This behavior must NOT be tolerated and MUST be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

 

Watchdog group claims Cleveland Clinic suffocated pig, wants hospital to pay
By Tiffany Patterson, Cleveland19.com, September 12, 2017


A Cincinnati-based research watchdog group is accusing the Cleveland Clinic of killing a mini-pig.

The group SEAN, Stop Animal Exploitation Now, which monitors U.S. research facilities for illegal activities and animal abuse, says the Clinic admitted the negligent and illegal mistake in a report.

"A nationally-known lab like the Cleveland Clinic ought to be able to prevent horrific deaths like suffocation," said Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T., a co-founder of SAEN. "If Cleveland Clinic employees are so careless they can't prevent animal suffocations and also don't know which protocols they are approved for, then they should not be allowed to work with animals."

SAEN is asking the U.S. Dept of Agriculture to impose a major federal fine for the mini-pig's death. 

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