Monday, February 27, 2006

Due to Severe Negligence at the University of Nevada, Reno Research and Agricultural Facilities, Calls are Made for Unannounced Inspections

Animal-rights activists stage protest over UNR facilities

Feb 26, 2006, 09:12 PM

About a dozen animal-rights advocates have staged a protest over operations at University of Nevada, Reno research and agricultural facilities.

Protesters who gathered yesterday on the UNR campus called for independent investigations and unannounced health inspections of the facilities.

The protest follows the drowning of one cow and 346 sheep belonging to UNR in New Year's Eve flooding along the Truckee River.

Earlier, UNR was fined $11,400 for 56 violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act.

Protest organizers say they're launching a petition drive to drum up support for state legislation requiring unannounced inspections.

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