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Ask Bucknell University to End Cruel Experiments on Hamsters ! TAKE ACTION !

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School is officially back in session for many students across the country. While this is an exciting time for students to meet up with friends they haven't seen in awhile, it is no fun for the thousands of animals who will be used in cruel classroom

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Cher C (1430)
Monday August 31, 2009, 7:49 pm

Please sign Manuela's pledge!!!


Cher C (1430)
Monday August 31, 2009, 7:52 pm

Update: In response to a complaint submitted by PETA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture investigated cruel experiments on hamsters at Bucknell University and cited the school for two violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act.

PETA was told about the experiments by a concerned Bucknell University alumnus and found that for 30 years, Prof. Owen Floody has been drilling holes into the skulls of female hamsters, damaging their brains, and observing the injuries' effects on the hamsters' sexual behavior. The animals are killed at the end of the experiments, and their brains are dissected. Floody even has his undergraduate students help torment animals in these experiments in his physiological psychology course.

PETA has already expressed its concerns to Bucknell and is now calling on you to help end these experiments. Please contact Bucknell University officials and politely ask them to end the experiments on hamsters and implement humane, non-animal teaching methods, which are readily available and used in physiological psychology courses at other universities.

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Jamie L (195)
Monday August 31, 2009, 8:12 pm

Rhonda Maness (580)
Monday August 31, 2009, 8:32 pm
Thank You for Helping Hamsters at Bucknell University!
Thanks Cher

Raffi LidoRoiz (301)
Monday August 31, 2009, 9:24 pm
Done-thanks hun.

Tom M (814)
Monday August 31, 2009, 10:53 pm
Signed pledge and petition :)

Angel W (238)
Tuesday September 1, 2009, 1:13 am
Signed xx

Kay F (550)
Tuesday September 1, 2009, 2:11 am
Signed, thanks Cher.

Gemma H (48)
Tuesday September 1, 2009, 2:31 am
Noted & signed ~ Thanks Cher (& Charles)

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 1, 2009, 3:14 am
Bucknell University must stop using hamsters for experiements. Hamsters are lovely animals, they should be pets and not used for testing.

Jenny Dooley (830)
Tuesday September 1, 2009, 3:31 am
Noted and signed, thanks Cher

Joycey B (750)
Tuesday September 1, 2009, 3:46 am
Thanks Cher.

Thank you for making the pledge "Ask Bucknell University to End Cruel Experiments on Hamsters!"

Thank You for Helping Hamsters at Bucknell University!

Kari D (192)
Tuesday September 1, 2009, 4:18 pm
Kari Dyrdahl
Mounds View, MN

Raffi LidoRoiz (301)
Tuesday September 1, 2009, 6:22 pm
Done Cher-thanks!
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