Animal Advocates Ask Alabama College to Punish Researchers
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President Gogue,

The Auburn grad students (and their supervisors) who administered unapproved hazardous drugs to animals, endangering Auburn animal care staff, should never be allowed to work with animals again. The grad students admitted that they usually don't even read the protocols before working with animals. This is not only bad for animals, it is also bad for science, and has endangered Auburn employees! Please take action NOW!

 

Animal Advocates Ask Alabama College to Punish Researchers
From U.S. News & World Report, October 18, 2019

An animal rights activist group is asking an Alabama university to discipline students who they say improperly administered hazardous drugs to animals during research.

AN animal rights activist group is asking an Alabama university to discipline students who they say improperly administered hazardous drugs to animals during research.


Stop Animal Exploitation Now sent a letter to Auburn University's interim president on Monday calling for an investigation. They say the graduate students should have their animal privileges permanently revoked.

AL.com reported Thursday the university hadn't commented.

The group says it discovered a federal lab association report that four research staff were involved in the use of unapproved drugs on animals, and one student hadn't reviewed protocol. The report says a miscommunication led to drugs being administered while animals were alive rather than after euthanasia. A six month suspension was suggested, but the activists say that's not enough.

It's unclear what kinds of animals were involved.

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