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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 02:45 PM

End government support of this cruel experiment at Universty of Wisconsin

For decades, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) has allowed experimenters to conduct cruel taxpayer-funded "sound localization" experiments on cats like Double Trouble, a gentle orange tabby. In these experiments, cats have steel coils implanted in their eyes, holes drilled into their skulls, and electrodes implanted in their brains. Sometimes, they even have their ears cut off or are intentionally deafened by having a toxic chemical applied to their inner ear. They are then deprived of food for several days in order to coerce them to look in the direction of sounds during experimental sessions in which their heads are immobilized by a bolt screwed to their skulls.

http://signon.org/sign/i-urge-the-government.fb23?source=s.fb&r_by=7090679


They are only looking for 200 signatures. I hope they can get much much more then that.

I'm pretty sure this topic has been posted before... just not THIS petition.

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Reply End government support of this cruel experiment at Universty of Wisconsin (Original post)
Ellipsis Feb 2013 OP
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #1
Jim__ Feb 2013 #2
Brigid Feb 2013 #35
2theleft Feb 2013 #3
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #4
sasha031 Feb 2013 #5
life long demo Feb 2013 #6
Shivering Jemmy Feb 2013 #7
Ellipsis Feb 2013 #8
postulater Feb 2013 #9
Ellipsis Feb 2013 #10
postulater Feb 2013 #12
NoMoreWarNow Feb 2013 #17
Brigid Feb 2013 #11
glinda Feb 2013 #13
silverweb Feb 2013 #14
mckara Feb 2013 #15
Jennicut Feb 2013 #16
Honeycombe8 Feb 2013 #18
RebelOne Feb 2013 #23
Honeycombe8 Feb 2013 #36
rhett o rick Feb 2013 #19
Smilo Feb 2013 #20
Jack Rabbit Feb 2013 #21
UtahLib Feb 2013 #22
denvine Feb 2013 #24
timdog44 Feb 2013 #25
newfie11 Feb 2013 #26
Kalidurga Feb 2013 #27
nuxvomica Feb 2013 #28
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #29
Ellipsis Feb 2013 #30
Ellipsis Feb 2013 #31
PeaceNikki Feb 2013 #32
Ellipsis Feb 2013 #33
Brigid Feb 2013 #34
Ellipsis Feb 2013 #37

Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 02:48 PM

1. Done!

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 02:54 PM

2. Done. Do you know why they are doing it? It sounds like insanity.

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Response to Jim__ (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 07:17 PM

35. Here you go:

$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 02:56 PM

3. Done and Rec'd. n/t

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 02:56 PM

4. done

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:04 PM

5. Sign, Tweeted & shared

Vivisection of beautiful animals is pure evil....

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:15 PM

6. Done #165

Thanks for the info

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:36 PM

7. I've done animal research before

I'm certain that UW has an institutional animal care and use committee in place. They have to. Having worked with IACUCs before they are pretty anal in seeing that animal suffering is minimized. Why is their committees performance any worse than that off other institutions?

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Response to Shivering Jemmy (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:58 PM

8. Money perhaps?

http://www.warf.org/about/index.jsp

to the tune of $2.13 billion CAPITAL ALLOCATIONS AS OF JUNE 30, 2011

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Response to Ellipsis (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:13 PM

9. Yeah, WARF was the supporting

the Math Research Center at UW in the 70s. They were doing research for the military during the Vietnam war.

It was located at the time in Sterling Hall, the Physics Building.

That's the building that got a hole blown into it one night, killing a research graduate student.

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Response to postulater (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:19 PM

10. Amazing how much money they have from rat poison alone.

Warfarin that is... was originally a rat poison




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warfarin

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Response to Ellipsis (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:38 PM

12. Ha! I didn't know that.

My daughter is at Madison now, I'll have to show her this.

Just yesterday, a woman told me about her MIL who had been in a nursing home for just a few weeks when she started fatiguing excessively.

Turns out the woman had fallen. She was taking Coumadin and was not checked out after, nor was the family told she had fallen. Within a few days after she was dehydrating and the Coumadin levels spiked. She bled inside and died in a couple days.

But Madison really is a research powerhouse. They're the ones that found that Guinness really is more nutritious than milk.

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Response to Shivering Jemmy (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:56 PM

17. same here, and I am on an IACUC now

 

at my university. It's hard to believe this study was approved as described. My IACUC is very strict, especially on larger animals.

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:31 PM

11. I think I'm going to be sick now.

Last edited Sat Feb 23, 2013, 05:18 PM - Edit history (1)



#191 in memory of Double Trouble.

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:45 PM

13. Kick

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:45 PM

14. Done and shared.

There is no excuse for this continued torture.

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:51 PM

15. Done!

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:54 PM

16. I have a gentle orange tabby cat myself. This is horrible.

I cannot imagine anyone hurting my Daisy like that. I signed. Poor kitties. So cruel and for what reason? I think one can do experiments with sound without harming an animal.
This page has the actual photos of poor Double Trouble.: http://www.occupyforanimals.org/university-of-wisconsinndashmadison-conducts-horrific-experiments-on-cats.html Very graphic, so just a warning.

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:57 PM

18. OMG! PETA works against things like this. It takes activists to work against these practices.nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #18)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 05:25 PM

23. And everyone here at DU makes derogatory comments about PETA when

they are trying to end cruel practices such as this.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #23)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 07:57 PM

36. I know, I know. PETA has gotten a bad wrap, but it is one of the few orgs who go after these creeps.

Illegally sometimes, because these cruel practices are legal.

I signed that petition, but I can't imagine anyone will care. Money is involved.

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:57 PM

19. Done. THis is sick. nm

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 05:01 PM

20. Done

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 05:17 PM

21. They do WHAT???

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 05:21 PM

22. Just the image invoked makes my heart hurt. Signed and posted on Facebook. n/t

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 05:36 PM

24. Done!

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 05:51 PM

25. And done.

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 05:54 PM

26. Done

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 05:57 PM

27. I hope there is a purpose to that...

but, I can't figure out what it would be. Signed anyway, they can deal with the public outrage.

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 05:58 PM

28. Signed

This is not just insane cruelty, it's really poor experiment construction. Those experimenters must think they're doing the really difficult things that advance science when they're actually just uncreative and simplistic about methodology.

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 06:01 PM

29. Please provide some sort of link that shows proof that this sort of

research is currently ongoing.

If all you have is the claims of animal rights groups, BTW, that isn't proof.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #29)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 06:02 PM

30. There's a contact on the pettition... feel free.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #29)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 06:08 PM

31. Here's a youtube..... GRAPHIC WARNING.

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 06:08 PM

32. UW has responded repeatedly to these allegations


From the start PETA has distorted the study. They claim falsely that the animals were tortured. What the pictures show is an animal undergoing surgery to receive cochlear implants. As in equivalent procedures in humans, surgeries are performed under anesthesia, and followed by analgesia. The animals adapt readily to the implants, which do not cause discomfort or distress. They behave like, well, cats.

Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/column/guest/eric-sandgren-cat-research-after-all-the-drama/article_6af13b52-77c9-11e2-8b77-001a4bcf887a.html#ixzz2LlaclAFa


And also: http://www.news.wisc.edu/21046

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #32)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 06:18 PM

33. A bit more on Eric Sandgren

http://primateresearch.blogspot.com/2010/01/eric-sandgren-we-do-not-make-excuses.html

http://www.thedailypage.com/daily/article.php?article=10111

But we held back pictures we considered proprietary. After three years of legal wrangling, we agreed to release some of the pictures, and they now grace the posters carried into last week's Board of Regents meeting.

Thats a bullshit line. They knew PETA would run with them.


From associate prof to now director of the Research Animal Resources Center at UW-Madison... what else could he say?

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #32)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 06:18 PM

34. So says UW.

PETA has a few words to say about that, too -- there is a rebuttal posted right below this at the link. This so-called research is cruel and downright evil. These people deserve every bit of the bad publicity they are getting.

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 02:29 PM

37. kick

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