USC Accused of Animal Cruelty
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Dr. Robert Gibbens
Director, Animal Welfare Operations, USDA-APHIS
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Please levy the MAXIMUM FINE against the University of Southern California for their blatant disregard of the Animal Welfare Act when their negligence inflicted excessive neck injuries on pigs. Their behavior should NOT be tolerated and MUST be punished to the fullest extent of the law.


USC Accused of Animal Cruelty

From, February 20, 2021

The University of So9uthern California is accused of animal cruelty. The allegations come after unauthorized staff reportedly cut the ears off a number of micethat did not have anything to do with experiments. A watchdog group called "Stop animal exploitation NOW," says staff also reportedly overdosed other mice with painkillers—leading to their deaths.

Other accusations also include excessive wounds in the necks of pigs—during surgeries. The group acquired internal USC reports through a freedom of information act request. The reports say the school shut the lab down for 90-days in December—those involved were denied access—and Animal use was also suspended.

The watchdog group says it's not enough—and those involved need to be fired.

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