On June 16, 2014, Eleventh Hour for Animals filed a fourth federal complaint against the University of Florida for its animal torture industry; this latest complaint was filed on behalf of a beagle named Ginger. At less than 2 months old, her body was already limp, she couldn’t stand and her head was tilted. Thereafter, she suffer from seizures and vomiting throughout. She was continually revived after being found unresponsive. After another full year of abuse, her autopsy documents that Ginger 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.”
Since a media blackout on UF’s war crimes is in effect, activists spent several hours in Gainesville today talking to dog lovers one-on-one and recruiting community support behind our initiative to expose and shut down UF’s vivisection industry. The outrage from this segment of the population has been unparalleled since our efforts began 4 years ago. And we are very encouraged by the overwhelming enthusiasm of civilians to want to get involved.
Simultaneously, an online action to contact UF President Bernie Machen took place this afternoon and will continue all day.
- Taxpayers award UF $400 million annually to conduct barbaric and useless animal experiments
- Eleventh Hour has successfully sued UF three time since 2011 to gain access to these records
- Three federal complaints were filed in 2013 citing a “culture of corruption” and “incompetence” involving their experiments on monkeys
- The fourth federal complaint cites “fraud” and “incompetence” involving their experiments on dogs
- Earlier this year, the University of Florida was named by ICAS as one of the five worst universities in this country for animals
- It is estimated that there are 10,000 animals enduring unconscionable and painful experiments on any given day inside UF
We look forward to resuming our actions on the ground in the near future. Activists will return to Gainesville next Saturday to resume our recruitment efforts. For information or to join us, please call Camille at (352) 396-4767.