Institutionalized Animal Cruelty – Lab: Rockland Inc. – 20130523

Institutionalized Animal Cruelty – Lab: Rockland Inc. – 20130523

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The more we see these cases of institutionalized animal cruelty, particularly at facilities like Rockland Inc., the more we are convinced that there can never be humane testing or experimenting on animals. The whole system is corrupt and evil.

Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN) recently obtained federal reports reveal multiple violations of the Animal Welfare Act at Rockland Inc. (Gilbertsville, PA). Three consecutive USDA inspections (3/13/2013, 3/26/2013, and 4/22/2013) have seen the lab rack up 26 federal violations, tying the worst lab for the entire year of 2012.

The more than 2 dozen violations are for inadequate vet care, improper sanitation, insufficient enclosures, inadequate feeding, insufficient sanitation, and performing unapproved experimental procedures.

Two rabbits actually died during the 3/26/13 inspection, in which the lab was cited for inadequate veterinary care relevant to at least 12 rabbits and 2 goats. In this same inspection Rockland was additionally cited for storing a dead rat in a refrigerator with veterinary medications and the contamination of animal bedding with bird feces.

The previous (3-13-13) inspection report discloses the death of a rabbit who was over-bled twice in 7 days. Research Watchdog Group SAEN (Stop Animal Exploitation NOW) has filed multiple official complaints with the USDA’s Eastern Regional Office requesting additional investigations, and the issuance of “the largest fine allowable by law.”

“Rockland has now become infamous for violating federal law 26 times in 6 weeks and they should pay the price,” said Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T., Executive Director, SAEN. “Killing animals by negligently bleeding them to death or allowing them to die without adequate care — these are the kind of things that the Animal Welfare Act was designed to prevent. This is inexcusable.”

All USDA reports are available upon request from SAEN.

In Proverbs 12:10, we are told:
10 A righteous man has regard for the life of his beast,
But the compassion of the wicked is cruel.

In other words, wicked people really have no compassion, and their actions are cruel because their hearts and souls are hardened.

If it wasn’t for organizations like SAEN, the evil taking place would most likely have never been exposed to the media and public.

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