FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 16, 2014
Eleventh Hour for Animals filed a federal complaint with the USDA this morning citing “fraudulent science” as well as “incompetence” and “negligence” inside the University of Florida in the treatment of a beagle/maltese puppy named Ginger. The complaint calls for the USDA to fully inspect, on an urgent basis, the conditions under which another 37 dogs are being kept and to “ensure that they do not fall victim to the systemic incompetence that has been documented inside UF’s primate labs and appears to be running rampant in the canine labs as well.”
Under this protocol, which may be viewed HERE, Glycogen Storage Disease is induced in puppies who will then be murdered at intervals ranging from 6 months to 5 years. It also appears that this was a gene transfer study where they would transfer genes using viruses. At less than 2 months old, according to her veterinary records that may be viewed HERE, her body was already limp, she couldn’t stand and her head was tilted. The following month, Ginger is “unresponsive after episode of vomiting.” By February of 2011 she is vomiting in her sleep and, again, is “unresponsive.”
As this puppy was made to endure this agony repeatedly for over another full year, and given my contention that this is neither “scientifically-valuable” nor “research,” this is a clear violation of the federal Animal Welfare Act. In addition, in her necropsy report, Ginger is documented to have had water on the lungs, water on the brain, cirrhosis of the liver, a whole host of additional organ damage, and “vocal severe adhesions of the liver and stomach,” indicating that these dogs are in the hands of grossly-incompetent vivisectors, led by Thomas Conlon, and that there is a pervasive atmosphere of negligence underlying this unconscionable profit-motivated animal torture.
Every decent human being must be outraged by these crimes against animals and the $400 million annual animal torture industry inside the University of Florida needs to be shut down once and for all.