New Humane Society report shows animal testing labs kill thousands of dogs annually

March 15, 2019 by  
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The Humane Society of the United States just released a report on their investigation into widespread animal testing. The inquiry lasted a little over three months and discovered that tens of thousands of dogs are being killed annually in the name of product testing . The study uncovered laboratories across the United States where scientists are using beagles and hounds to test toxicity levels in drugs, dental implants and pesticides . Over the course of 100 days, one undercover operative recorded almost two dozen animal experiments that featured dogs as the primary subjects. At the end of some of these studies, all of the dogs were terminated while others suffered throughout the trials. Related: Don’t forget to fight for these “less glamorous” endangered species One of the documented experiments involved 36 beagles and was commissioned by Dow AgroSciences. The company was testing pesticide use on the dogs and ordered researchers to force the poor animals to swallow fungicide pills. The study is scheduled to end this coming July, and any of the beagles that survive are going to be killed. Dow has issued a public statement about animal experimentation and confessed that these types of studies are not needed. The U.S. government has also stopped requiring animal testing on human products, so there is really no need for these dogs to be subjected to these terrible experiments. The reality, however, is that animal experiments are more widespread than people realize. “The disturbing findings at this facility are sadly not unique. Experiments are happening at hundreds of laboratories each year throughout the country, with more than 60,000 dogs suffering,” said Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Human Society of the United States. The undercover investigation was undertaken in a Michigan facility called Charles River Laboratories. Animal testing is carried out in similar facilities across the U.S., but also in government buildings, universities and for-profit institutions. Commercial breeders, such as Marshall BioResources, provide the majority of dogs used in animal testing. Apart from Dow, other companies linked in the investigation include Paredox Therapeutics and Above and Beyond NB LLC. By raising awareness about the issue, the Humane Society hopes to put an end to animal testing and find homes for the animals who have survived. Via Human Society of the United States Image via Shutterstock

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Help Prevent Wisconsin’s Dr. Ned Kalin from Torturing and Killing Baby Rhesus Monkeys

September 16, 2014 by  
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Dr. Ned Kalin from the University of Wisconsin–Madison is subjecting baby rhesus macaque monkeys to a controversial series of experiments designed to maternally and socially isolate them, then terrify them for over a year, before killing them to examine the effects of fear on their brains. The purpose of the experiments is “to understand the effects of early adversity, as this is the most important environmental component that contributes to risk of developing anxiety and depression.” But many UW alumni are speaking out against the experiments , saying the techniques are outdated, inhumane , unethical, clumsy, oversimplified, and quite simply “relentless torture.” Dr. Ruth Decker, an alumna of UW-M’s School of Medicine, has started a petition on Change.org requesting that the University’s Board of Regents cancel the tests, and alumni group Not In Our Name have a website where UW alumni can express their opposition to the project. Read on for further details. SIGN THE PETITION HERE Read the rest of Help Prevent Wisconsin’s Dr. Ned Kalin from Torturing and Killing Baby Rhesus Monkeys Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal experiments , animal rights , animal testing , change.org , cruelty to animals , depression , Dr. Ned Kalin , fear , macaque , maternal deprivation , Not In Our name , petition , primates , psychiatry , psychology , science , scientific experiments , terrorize , University of Wisconsin , University of Wisconson conducting experiments on baby rhesus macaque monkeys

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