Tuesday, December 13, 2005

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill UNC, AKA - Animal Abuse U: Serious violations of federal law documented in the animal laboratories

From: http://www.peta.org/feat/unc/unc2-update.html?int=weekly_enews

It speaks for itself. But, of course, I have to add - sick, sick, sick. Take a look below at the list of violations actually put forth by The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in a formal report.

A little from the site. See the rest at: From: http://www.peta.org/feat/unc/unc2-update.html?int=weekly_enews

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released its formal report, which details serious violations of federal law that were documented in the animal laboratories of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) during an 11-month PETA undercover investigation in 2003.

In its report, the NIH corroborates violations caught on videotape by PETA's investigator, including the following:

* Seriously sick and injured animals were left to die without veterinary care or euthanasia.
* Mice had oversized tumors that had ulcerated and burst.
* Suffering animals were denied pain medication after surgeries.
* There was insufficient staff to properly care for animals.
* There was inadequate training of experimenters and husbandry and veterinary staff.
* Animals were denied food, water, and sanitary housing.
* There was improper record-keeping.
* Baby animals died because they were weaned too early.
* UNC failed to promptly report animal care problems to the NIH.
* Internal policies and federal regulations were not adequately enforced.
* Experiments on animals were conducted using expired protocols.
* Animals lived in extremely crowded conditions, leading them to die of cannibalism and suffocation.
* Animals' toes were amputated for identification purposes.
* More animals were used in experiments than the protocols permitted.
* Experimenters failed to provide environmental enrichment to various species.
* Experimenters failed to adequately monitor their staff and animal procedures.

See the rest of the story at: http://www.peta.org/feat/unc/unc2-update.html?int=weekly_enews

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