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PETA Is Not Happy With The University Of Texas

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PETA Is not happy with UT

This is out right animal cruelty!

An insider at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) has contacted PETA to report that the school has subjected sheep, pigs, and mice to third-degree burns on up to 40 percent of their bodies and forced the animals to inhale smoke from burning cotton.

UTMB experimenters also intentionally caused spinal cord and sciatic nerve injuries in sheep. One sheep who was subjected to back surgery reportedly could not stand for three days following the surgery and was given no pain relief.

PETA's scorse accuses UTMB of the following:

> UTMB faculty members cut open dogs and surgically implanted tubes into their colons for irritable bowel experiments. One dog reportedly died during surgery, and another died in pain following surgery when staff members did not provide anesthetics and were apparently unable to use the monitoring equipment correctly.

> A macaque monkey—a highly-social being for whom social contact is necessary to maintain physical and mental health—was confined by herself to a stainless steel cage in a room where she had no contact with and no opportunity to see or hear other nonhuman primates.

> Several sheep and one pig suffered serious injuries, including a broken leg and trauma so severe that it caused one sheep's intestines to penetrate her chest cavity.

> Mice died, most likely as a result of dehydration, after staff members failed to notice that the animals did not have access to water.

Think this is wrong? You can do something about it.

Click HERE to send an email to UTMB President David L. Callender.

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Endangered Sea Turtles To Be Killed After Experiments

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Sea Turtles To Be Killed


Is killing an endangered species ever justified?

A University of B.C. research team plans to kill seven endangered turtles after their research is complete, and they are defending their actions.

The research project studies why the turtles die when caught in fishing nets nets. After the observations are complete, researchers plan to "put down" the turtles with anesthesia.

UBC says they need to put down the turtles for three reasons:

First - the turtles are legally prohibited from being released into the wild. Due to their long time in captivity, they could infect other animals with parasites or bacteria.

Second - nearby aquariums aren't open to taking the sea turtles because they require a large living space.

Lastly- Milsom explains that part of the turtle experiment is to harvest their tissues.

Ultimately, it seems the group is killing the sea turtles because they simply don't have anywhere else to put them. Anyone can see that there are other options still available.

There is no reason these endangered turtles should be killed!

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Victory! Utah Pound Seizure Stopped

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Peta victory


Here's a happy update regarding University of Utah (the University was purchasing shelter pets to use for deadly experiments).

As of just last night, we can officially declare VICTORY: The University has ended its policy!

Following PETA's undercover investigation and an intense year-long campaign, the University of Utah (also known as "the U") has announced that it will no longer purchase dogs and cats to in invasive and deadly experiments!

Since the U was the last Utah purchaser of homeless animals for use in experiments, this victory means the complete end of "pound seizure" in the state of Utah!

This is a major victory, but there are still too many animals suffering in university laboratories—in Michigan, South Carolina, and Ohio and in both Dallas and Galveston, Texas, just to name a few.

Help PETA continue to help animals, become a member today!

Click HERE to join PETA!!!

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World's Largest Tea Maker Ends Tests On Animals Thanks To PETA

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PETA has got some power!

The animal-rights organization has successfully convinced the world's largest teamaker, Unilever, to immediately cease wordwide testing on animals for tea or tea ingredients.

Unilever, the company behind brands such as Lipton and PG tips teas, was advised of imminent global "Lipton/PG tips CruelTEA" campaigns by PETA and its affiliates in a meeting with top executives, which included a little peek into the campaign.

The glimpse included a sneak peek at PETA's planned campaign website, which contained hard facts about painful experiments on pigs, rabbits, and rats as well as parodies of the tea brands' labels.

It worked and Lipton has posted its new policy on its website stating:

"Unilever is committing to no animal testing for our tea and tea-based beverages, with immediate effect."

The company joins other major beverage companies like the world's number one green-tea maker, ITO EN, as well as Honest Tea, Twinings, Luzianne Tea, and Stash Tea in their pledge not to conduct tests on animals.

Well played, PETA!

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Shelter Dog Saved After Being Sold To Laboratory For Testing!

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Let this be a warning to anybody considering giving up their pet to a shelter!

The adorable dog, busy making snow angles in the snow above, was reluctantly surrendered to the North Utah Valley Animal shelter by her owner, Gayle, because she wasn't getting along with the other pets.

Gayle wanted to find a new, loving home capable of taking care of Sheena, but what she didn't expect is for her dog to be sold to a nearby university for animal tests!

Gayle regularly called up the shelter to check up on her dog and one day was hit with the news that her dog had been sold to the university.

When Gayle asked NUVAS staffers for details on the shelter's arrangement with the university, she was told that shelter employees are prohibited from speaking with the public about it.

Talk about shady business practices!

The distraught pet lover immediately called PETA's emergency hotline and learned that dogs who are purchased from NUVAS by the university are often surgically mutilated and killed.

Oh no!

Gayle demanded that they return Sheena to her, and with PETA's help, she found Sheena a loving foster home, where the dog will stay until a permanent home becomes available.

This story may have had a happy ending, but most of them don't.

PETA is urging NUVAS to follow in the footsteps of every other shelter in the state and stop betraying homeless animals by selling them for experiments.

If you can't take care of an animal and need to give it to a shelter, please do that animal a favor and make sure the shelter does not sell animals off for experiments!

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