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Janine Sikes: UF’s Vivisection Mascot is Still Silent, but She’s Gotten a Makeover

Janine Sikes: UF’s Vivisection Mascot is Still Silent, but She’s Gotten a Makeover

Janine Sikes - UF Public Relations Director

since she let it slip that UF abuses federal grants, that Dr Ding defrauds the govt, and they withhold public information

they now make her sport this buffoonish muzzle

Subject:
YOUR EMPLOYMENT
From:
Agatha Maksymiak <agathamaksymiak@gmail.com> (Add as Preferred Sender)
Date: Thu, Feb 03, 2011 10:23 pm
To: jysikes@ufl.edu
Cc: Camille Marino <camille@negotiationisover.com>

Dear Ms. Sikes,

I write this evening irritated with your avoidance of my correspondence. I have now contacted you a number of times by email and have yet to receive any response or even basic acknowledgment. I have not been successful with getting into telephone communication with you and members of your department, if not yourself, have hung up on me numerous times.

It seems the word ‘animal’ is enough to shut down our lines of communication. No part of my correspondence to date has been inappropriate and I wrote with genuine interest regarding the university opting to ignore serious allegations brought forth by activists.

This is not about the university refusing to communicate with a single activist or activist group – you are not interested in discussing the use of animals at all, with anyone. It appears that the obvious is true – the University of Florida is comfortable with the public having NO information about how animals are used for research but very are content with using public funds to support it. Your silence speaks volumes.

At this point I’ve given up on the prospect that you might honestly and professionally answer any of my previous questions but I would like to ask you one more: if you do not respond to serious allegations on behalf of the university, what is it that they pay you to do? What is your job description? You seem to have no interest in looking into matters of public concern, you don’t have the ability to communicate the university’s stance in regards to this matter, and you do not respond to your emails or answer your phone calls. Perhaps if your salary were to be diverted to the torture of monkeys the university could at least free the public of their financially complicity in sadism.

Thanks for your time,

I’m sure you have lots of it,

Agatha Maksymiak

4 Responses

  1. Mario Gandolfo says:

    END IT NOW B4 IT’S TOO L8.

  2. LINDA BADHAM says:

    VERY WELL SAID! THIS WOMAN IS SO UP HERSELF THAT SHE HAS NOT THE DECENCY TO REPLY.

  3. lornaatwaar says:

    Love the newmakeover:)

  4. […] since she let it slip that UF abuses federal grants, that Dr Ding defrauds the govt, and they withhold public information they now make her sport this buffoonish muzzle Subject: YOUR EMPLOYMENT From: Agatha Maksymiak <agathamaksymiak@gmail.com> (Add as Preferred Sender) Date: Thu, Feb 03, 2011 10:23 pm To: jysikes@u … Read More […]

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