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Studies in which cats have steel coils implanted in their eyes, holes drilled into their skulls, and electrodes implanted in their brains.

Months long abusive experiment on an orange tabby cat called Double Trouble Along with many others. For decades, experimenters at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have been conducting cruel and useless taxpayer-funded "sound localization" studies in which cats have steel coils implanted in their eyes, holes drilled into their skulls, and electrodes implanted in their brains. Sometimes, cats used in this experiment have had their ears cut off or are intentionally deafened by having a toxic chemical applied to their inner ear. The cats 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 into their skulls. 

Double Trouble Was subjected to several invasive surgeries, including the implantation of a steel post in her head, steel coils in her eyes, electrodes in her brain, and cochlear implants in her ears. Because Double Trouble developed a chronic infection and other adverse clinical symptoms, and the implantation of cochlear devices. Double Trouble's open, bloody head wound became a breeding ground for a serious bacterial infection.Deemed a failure by the study’s principal investigator, Double Trouble was killed in December 2008.

Experimenters have justified the use of 30 cats like Double Trouble per year.


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Michele Barrington

This petition closed 10 months ago

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The Continuation of the abuse these poor animals are suffering Must be brought to an End. We urge that You Eric P Sandgren Put an End to these useless Experiments which are doing nothing but...

The Continuation of the abuse these poor animals are suffering Must be brought to an End. We urge that You Eric P Sandgren Put an End to these useless Experiments which are doing nothing but exposing innocent living beings to extreme torture and pain,distress and Death. Together we can stop this abuse of animals and prevent many more from ever becoming test subjects in some laboratory. 

Experimenters have justified the use of 30 cats like Double Trouble per year.

UW staff ultimately determined that their experiment with Double Trouble was a failure, and they killed and decapitated her so that they could examine her brain.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison fought for more than three years to keep these photographs of Double Trouble's abuse a secret until a successful PETA lawsuit compelled the university to release the disturbing images.

WARNING: The photographs that follow are graphic.

http://www.peta.org/features/uw-madison-cruelty/photos.aspx

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) filed a 65-page complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture > http://www.mediapeta.com/peta/pdf/USDA_complaint_from_PETA_re_UW-Madison.pdf and sent a similar, 66-page document to the National Institutes of Health highlighting what it believes are eight violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act.> http://www.mediapeta.com/peta/pdf/NIH_Complaint_from_PETA_re_UW-Madison.pdf

:VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTaS7Z3z4e0&feature=youtu.be

:TAKE ACTION: Ask NIH to Stop Funding Cruel UW Experiment on Cats! > https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=4317

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders has given more than $3 million for a series of cruel experiments on cats at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Reference: http://pastebin.com/DLjNe0fr

Name ERIC P SANDGREN

E-mail sandgren@rarc.wisc.edu

Phone (608) 890-0795, (608) 262-1238

Title ACAD PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Division GRADUATE SCHOOL

Department RESEARCH ANIMAL RESOURCES CENTER

Unit RESCH ANIMAL RESOURCES CTR-GEN

Title ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Division SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

Department PATHOBIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Unit PBS-ADMIN

Mailing address 396 Enzyme Institute
1710 University Ave
Madison, WI 53726


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