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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