Punish Lab for Putting Live Rabbit in Freezer

  • by: Care2 member
  • recipient: United States Secretary of Agriculture

"A lab worker allegedly put a living rabbit in a freezer to euthanize it, yet the rabbit survived this cruelty. Several other violations were also uncovered, yet no fines or charges were filed against the lab. Animal testing is cruel enough and these laws are in place to ensure that the suffering animals experience is minimal. This cannot be tolerated and Pacific Biolabs should be fined immediately.

According to its annual report, in 2013 Pacific Biolabs used 4,233 rabbits, 5,030 guinea pigs, 66 hamsters, 16 dogs and 16 pigs to conduct research and testing. Ten rabbits and four guinea pigs underwent painful or distressful testing without anesthesia, further violations of the Animal Welfare Act. Despite the fact that these reports are filed with the federal government, no citations were issued then either.

The flagrant lack of law enforcement in animal testing labs throughout the U.S. has become a common scenario. This must be stopped. What little protection lab animals have must be treated with significance. Please demand that the USDA press charges against Pacific Biolabs for there numerous violations."

source: animalpetitions

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