National group claims OU is "lying, misleading" public over animal violations
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Dr. Robert Gibbens
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Thank you for levying a $19,143 fine against the University of Oklahoma. However, serious federal violations at this facility have continued. So, please LEVY another Fine against Univ. of Oklahoma for their blatant disregard of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) when their negligence killed a dog and 5 guinea pigs. This repeat offender's behavior must NOT be tolerated and MUST be punished to the fullest extent of the law.


National group claims OU is "lying, misleading" public over animal violations
By Keaton Fox,, January 26, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY  A national group is responding to USDA fines against the University of Oklahoma, claiming the university is "deliberately misleading" the public over those violations.

The group Stop Animal Exploitation Now issued a statement saying the response from OU "patently misstates the truth".

"Clearly, the chief action supposedly taken by OU to rectify the conditions that led to the USDA $19,143 fine is a fraud," said SAEN founder Michael A. Budkie in an e-mailed statement. "This Office of Animal Welfare Assurance actually existed during at least some of the incidents which constituted the USDA fine."

An OU spokesperson said the school had corrected actions and created a new office to ensure they wouldn't happen, but the SAEN says that office was around when the violations occurred.

"The 'comprehensive corrective actions' supposedly taken by OU are nothing more than a smokescreen designed to mislead the public and direct attention away from the real issue - that the University of Oklahoma animal experimentation system is fatally flawed beyond repair," added Budkie.

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