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Leaked Documents Reveal Abuses Inside UW Labs; Internet Site to Disclose Location of UW Labs

For Immediate Release
Monday, January 23, 2006
Contact: Michael Budkie 513-575-5517
Attention Assignment Desk

Madison, WI - A national research watchdog organization said today it will make public on its website leaked federal documents, which expose both substantial abuses within University of Wisconsin, Madison laboratories as well as revealing locations of more than 30 UW laboratories.

"The public has a right to know the truth about federally-funded labs like the UW," said Michael A. Budkie, AH.T., SAEN's Executive Director. "The abuse perpetrated on animals using federal tax dollars must be exposed."

Internal government reports have been leaked to SAEN which detail UW experimental procedures. These documents show that more than 2200 animals inside UW facilities are exposed to abusive procedures every year.

UW experimental procedures include long-term food and/or water deprivation, long-term restraint, isolation housing, lack of proper sanitation, etc. In one particularly abusive experiment it appears that 70 cats and 8 rhesus monkeys are deprived of water for 18 hours per day/6 days per week and restrained for more than 6 hours per day.

"Abusive experiments at the UW are out of control," said Budkie.

"Supervisory officials are apparently allowing 'researchers' to perform virtually any experiment they desire."

The leaked federal documents also contain locations for over 30 university labs which will be posted to the SAEN website. "The people of the United States have a right to know how their federal tax dollars are being spent, and where," added Budkie. "This is a state university which should allow access to citizens of Wisconsin."

The UW documents are posted at:
http://www.all-creatures.org/saen/res-fr-wi-uwm-aphis-2004.html 

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