As we previously mentioned, Dr. Conrad Murray's defense team used Beagles in a study to try and see how much ingested propofol it would take to kill.
Well it didn't take long for that news to reach PETA, who is outraged at the defense team.
PETA's president said:
"Dr. Conrad Murray and his defense team should do time for this act alone. Poisoning and killing dogs will not change what is already known about propofol—its hazards are well documented."
A source close to the defense team said:
"A study was done on Beagle dogs to determine how much Propofol would have to be orally consumed to cause death. The only other study that had been done on the oral ingestion of Propofol was on pigs rectums. The study definitely involved more than two dogs. It's unknown if the dogs died, or suffered any harm."
PETA said that this is just adding insult to injury, as Michael Jackson was a huge animal lover.
"This would have greatly upset Michael, who was known to be a huge animal lover. This was obviously a cruel attempt to drag out this trial and confuse the jurors, adding more victims to the death toll in this sad case."
How do they expect a fair trial when the jurors know the defense team is going around killing dogs?
Sounds like a stupid way to win a case.
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