SAEN LogoLSU Lab Boils Negligence Fatally Poisons Two Dogs; Watchdog Group Calls for Maximum Federal Fine
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Contact: Michael Budkie, SAEN, 513-575-5517, [email protected]

LSU Lab Boils Negligence Fatally Poisons Two Dogs; Watchdog Group Calls for Maximum Federal Fine

BATON ROUGE, LA    A federal report obtained by a Research Watchdog Group documents an incident in which the Louisiana State University (LSU) lab negligently killed two dogs by poisoning them with quaternary ammonia.
 
A federal report filed by LSU states:
 
"On the morning of September 2nd, 2016, two dogs were found down in their runs. . . Sometime during the night of the 1st or early morning of the 2nd, tubing from a quaternary ammonium disinfectant dispenser detached from the proportioner unit mounted on a wall several feet from the dog runs.  As a result, the undiluted chemical disinfectant siphoned onto the ground, ran across the concrete into the two dogs' runs, and eventually into the drain.  The dogs were likely exposed initially on their feet and ventrum.  Subsequently, the dogs licked these regions to relieve pain and ingested the compound."
 
SAEN has filed an Official Complaint with the USDA, calling for the maximum penalty of $10,000 per infraction/per animal.
 
"These dogs died horribly painful deaths and LSU should pay for the negligence which caused such excessive pain and suffering must be severely punished," said Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T., Co-Founder, SAEN.  "Apparently LSU staff are so negligent they can't even keep the dogs alive long enough to experiment on them.  This carelessness calls into question the validity of all projects at LSU."
 
"Any USDA penalty cannot possibly be adequate," added Budkie.  "They can't bring these dogs back to life, or erase the horror of their deaths."

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