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Group Files Complaint Against FVSU



Dr. Robert Gibbens
Director, Animal Welfare Operations, USDA-APHIS
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Please LEVY the MAXIMUM FINE against Fort Valley State University for their blatant disregard of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) when their negligence abused cats, dogs, rabbits, and guinea pigs. Their behavior must NOT be tolerated and MUST be punished to the fullest extent of the law.


From, April 14, 2022

A National Watchdog Group says Fort Valley State University should be fined for not property documenting the orgins of three cats housed at a reseach lab. The inspection showed the stray cats were found at a student's workplace. The national watchdog non-profit "SAEN" filed the complaint saying Fort Valley should be fined 100-thousand dollars for not following federal regulations multiple times causing animals to suffer. We reached out to fort valley state for a response.

The school said, quote, "Fort Valley State University works diligently to provide humane and ethical care and the use of animals. The issue cited in the US Department of Agriculture federal inspection report resulted from an error that was identified and corrected at the time of the inspection."

The statement goes on to say the school's veterinary technology program provides care for animals donated to the university, and that donated animals receive necessary medical treatment to protect their health and welfare. Students also benefit by receiving clinical training.

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