Oklahoma State University Runs Over dog With Truck, Staff Uses Gunshot Blast to 'Euthanize' a Rabbit, Violating Federal Laws, According to Watchdog
From Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!
S. A. E. N.
"Exposing the truth to wipe out animal experimentation"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Contact: Michael Budkie, SAEN, 513-703-9865 (cell)
STILLWATER, OK – Oklahoma State University is the subject of an official complaint filed with the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture after federal reports revealed OSU ran over a dog with a truck, and later used an unapproved method of euthanasia – a gunshot blast – to kill a rabbit.
Ohio-based national research watchdog SAEN (Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!) said it has filed the complaint after these and other negligent deaths at OSU which violated the Animal Welfare Act.
The federal reports obtained by SAEN document how OSU staff ran over the dog. OSU staff also failed to provide adequate veterinary care to rabbits, later euthanizing one with a gunshot from a .22 caliber rifle.
These recent revelations follow earlier incidents at OSU which also killed voles through dehydration, and the feeding of guinea pigs to raptors.
“Negligence at the Oklahoma State University has allowed animals to suffer and die horribly; this facility deserves the maximum penalty,” said Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T., Executive Director, SAEN. “Evidence now clearly demonstrates a long-term pattern of serious Animal Welfare Act violations. This lab deserves the maximum penalty from the USDA.”
All reports, complaints, and correspondence are available upon request from SAEN.
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