#UCSF: A gulag of torture and death for small animals

An animal rights group accusing UC San Francisco research staff of protocol breaches is calling for researchers connected to incidents in which at least three laboratory animals have died to be banned from animal testing.

In a letter penned to UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood on Wednesday, Ohio-based group SAEN (Stop Animal Exploitation Now) demanded administrative action against researchers involved in procedures that resulted in the death of one pig and two voles, a rodent similar to a mouse.

“We feel that in the two instances …[the researchers] flouted the authority of the UCSF administration that they should no longer be allowed to perform experiments on animals,” Michael Budkie, the group’s co-founder, said Wednesday.

Source: Animal deaths prompt call for UCSF researchers to stop animal testing – by l_waxmann – September 14, 2017 – The San Francisco Examiner

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