Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
General News

Research Watchdog Demands Probation for Harvard and Vanderbilt

By   Follow Me on Twitter     Message Georgianne Nienaber       (Page 1 of 1 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   2 comments

Related Topic(s): ; , Add Tags
Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Author 3681
Become a Fan
  (46 fans)
- Advertisement -

 

 
Copyrighted Image? DMCA

 

SAEN, a national research watchdog organization has demanded that the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) place Harvard Medical School and Vanderbilt University on probation for incidents of animal abuse and negligence. 

- Advertisement -

 

At the heart of the controversy at Harvard are incidents where a monkey strangulated, a cat died due to inappropriate anesthesia, and a dog was neglected sufficiently to lose 20% of his/her body weight.


“A facility like the Harvard Medical School which has illustrated such a callously indifferent attitude to the well-being of animals should not be accredited by an organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals,” said Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T., Executive Director, SAEN. 

- Advertisement -


According to government records these episodes, and others, have led to the Harvard Medical School piling up 46 violations of federal law in a three-year period, ending in 2006.

 

The situation at Vanderbilt may be worse where 49 federal violations accrued within two years including incidents where an unauthorized surgery cut the eyes out of a bush baby’s head and another primate died of dehydration. Other abuses include depriving monkeys of water, paralyzing cats during experimentation, neglecting rabbits, and killing a ferret during an MRI procedure.


“Laboratories such as Harvard Medical School and Vanderbilt who abuse animals so severely clearly have no regard whatsoever for animal welfare, or proper scientific procedures,” added Budkie. 


The government records and the AAALAC demand letter are available upon request.

- Advertisement -

 Contact: Michael Budkie 513-575-5517; 513-703-9865

 

- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Georgianne Nienaber is an investigative environmental and political writer. She lives in rural northern Minnesota, New Orleans and South Florida. Her articles have appeared in The Society of Professional Journalists' Online Quill (more...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon Share Author on Social Media   Go To Commenting

The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Dian Fossey and the Gorilla Killings

Recently Leaked Documents Confirm Clinton Haitian Gold Scheme

Should the World Boycott the Beijing Olympics? The Horrific Story of the Falun Gong

Haiti Watch: Disease Threatens Infants and No Plans to Stop It

Bakken Oil: Fighting for Control of Fort Berthold and the Three Affiliated Tribes

"Sticks in Vaginas:" This Is What a Massacre Looks Like