Watchdog group alleges animal testing violations against Purdue University
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Dr. Elizabeth Goldentyer
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Please LEVY a MAXIMUM FINE against Purdue University for their blatant disregard of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) when their negligence killed a pig and 15 hasters. This behavior must NOT be tolerated and MUST be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

Watchdog group alleges animal testing violations against Purdue University
By Alexis Moberger,, September 26, 2017

A watchdog group has filed a complaint accusing Purdue University staff of illegally killing animals in a study.

It's an Ohio-based watchdog group called SAEN, which stands for Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! The group has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture against Purdue.

The group is urging a maximum penalty of $10,000 per infraction, per animal.

According to the group's press release, the complaint calls for citations for failure to follow approved protocol.

The group claims that a pig died during a surgery and 15 hamsters died unexpectedly.

A Purdue spokesperson, Brian Zink, released this statement to News 18 Tuesday:

"The university regrets these incidents occurred and is committed to the well-being and humane care of any animals involved in research as they play a critical role in advancing scientific discoveries that benefit human and animal health. Purdue was fully transparent in reporting the procedural violations, and our internal Animal Care and Use Committee took appropriate steps to ensure there would be no recurrence of similar incidents. With regard to the incidents in question, the NIH’s Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare issued its determination that it concurred with the measures put in place by Purdue and that those measures were consistent with the Public Health Service policy related to the humane care and use of laboratory animals."

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