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Joanna
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For years now, the UW-Madison has tried to portray a cadre of local folks who complain about its animal experiments as wackos. Inspectors who pulled a surprise visit to UW's research labs discovered at least 20 oversight violations.



   

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Joanna D (216)
Friday February 19, 2010, 4:19 pm
Please go to the site and sign the petition.

All informations from: http://www.allanimals.org/
 
Thanks to dear Cristina

http://host.madison.com/ct/news/opinion/column/dave_zweifel/article_847af96e-48a6-5ed4-975d-f9f3c116933a.html
Plain Talk: Animal rights folks were right about UW

For years now, the UW-Madison has tried to portray a cadre of local folks who complain about its animal experiments as wackos.

Well it turns out that the local Alliance for Animals and other people who have been doing the complaining have been right about a lot of things.

Toward the end of 2009, inspectors from the U.S. Department of Agriculture pulled a surprise visit to UW’s research labs and discovered at least 20 oversight violations. The list included depressed and vomiting dogs, expired medications, a dirty operating room, and slippery and unclean floors where pigs would routinely fall down.

The feds told the UW to fix the problems immediately or risk losing more than $200 million in animal research funding that the Department of Agriculture sends the school.

An embarrassed Eric Sandgren, the UW’s head of animal research oversight who has frequently debated the animal rights advocates, said the university is working to fix the violations and make sure they don’t happen again.

One of Alliance for Animals’ main gripes is that the UW uses animals for experiments when it isn’t necessary.

And indeed, one of the USDA’s surprise inspection findings was that in at least five studies, the UW researchers did not show that they attempted to find an alternative to painful experiments on animals.

“Even if you believe animal research is worthwhile, I think most people believe it should be done in the most humane way possible,” the alliance’s co-director, Rick Bogle, commented.

Bogle is absolutely right. There have been too many incidents, dating back to research conducted on monkeys at the UW’s celebrated primate center, that raise questions about the animal experiments on campus.

The federal inspection has opened some eyes. The UW needs to open its eyes too.

Dave Zweifel is editor emeritus of The Capital Times. dzweifel@madison.com

 

Joanna D (216)
Friday February 19, 2010, 4:25 pm
there are roughly a 100,000 research animals on campus and that about 20,000 are not mice or rats -- ranging from beagles to sheep

"UW-Madison said its program is the second largest animal research program of its kind in the country, getting between $200 million and $300 million in federal funding each year.

Eric Sandgren, director of the UW Research Animal Resources Center, said those federal dollars aren't going anywhere, but opinions vary over the seriousness of the federal investigation.

WISC-TV found that the inspection by the USDA/APHIS alone prompted a 10-page report filled with 20 animal welfare violations.

Those violations range from animal care facilities with dirty air filters, flies and urine odors to problems with direct animal care and oversight.

One USDA oversight violation said a cardiac study on pigs had "insufficient detail to follow exactly what procedures will be done to the animals," including surgeries on the "liver, kidney and lung ... and external stimulation of brain tissues."

Another violation cited inadequate veterinary care for three dogs after kidney transplant surgery, despite them "not eating, vomiting" and having "depression, edema" and "not producing urine."

But some said the most disturbing violation found that in five animal studies the USDA looked at "There (was) nothing to indicate that the principal investigators (or PIs) had considered alternatives to potentially painful procedures," but that the oversight committee approved them anyway.

September inspection focused on monkeys at the medical school. The first violation centered on a monkey who had died after being chronically sick for three years.

The USDA said there was inadequate veterinary care when the monkey, "experienced chronic health problems (lameness and neurologic signs) from March 2005 until its death in November 2008." It said "recommendations (by the attending vet) discussed with the principal investigator were not followed."

The USDA said "the IACUC or oversight committee investigated, and had to address the situation through disciplinary action and retraining of staff."

The second September violation involved an experimental monkey with a brain abscess that "required antibiotic treatment" but "although the vet recommended the antibiotic regimen be changed … and (the animal) further evaluated for euthanasia … these recommendations were not followed or addressed," the USDA report states.

Some animal rights groups said that's inexcusable.

"When you're talking about a monkey that is suffering from a brain abscess to the point that the veterinarian is actually recommending euthanasia and yet the researcher is allowed to avoid performing that operation to save this animal from suffering all this pain, that tells me there's something very wrong with program at the University of Wisconsin," said Michael Budkie, executive director of Stop Animal Exploitation Now!"

More info:
A rare joint federal investigation of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's animal research program found multiple federal animal welfare violations, which could potentially compromise the program's funding. Linda Eggert reports.
Read the USDA Inspection report here.
A print version with additional details by WISC TV's Linda Eggert is available here.
A follow up story by Channel3000.com reports on additional recent serious violations.
Read the Wiscosnisn State Journal's report here.
The NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) has issued its report. Watch Linda Eggert's report here.

Please sign and forward the petition
TY
 

Bill K (3)
Friday February 19, 2010, 4:30 pm
There are newer, more reliable methods for testing than using animals. Animal testing has resulted in deaths to humans, drug recalls, and less emphasis on finding cures using the newer, more reliable methods. Unfortunately raising animals for testing has become big business. But there's hope. More and more people are buying the increasingly available cruelty free products.
 

Annie Cowling (116)
Friday February 19, 2010, 4:34 pm
signed, thank -you
 

Laura H (950)
Friday February 19, 2010, 4:38 pm
Noted and signed.
Thanks Joanna!!
 

Patricia N (41)
Friday February 19, 2010, 4:45 pm
Signed and noted. I do not buy any beauty products unless it states on the label that it is not tested on animals. I have found that St. Ives is one of them that does not test on animals.
 

Barb K (1678)
Friday February 19, 2010, 4:46 pm
Noted and signed. I can tell you right now, it is NOT ethical to experiment on monkeys!!
Thnx Joanna!!
 

Erin R (181)
Friday February 19, 2010, 5:26 pm
Noted & signed.

Thank you!
 

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Friday February 19, 2010, 5:30 pm

It was my pleasure to sign, Joanna.
 

JULIE ANN Z (247)
Friday February 19, 2010, 5:53 pm
SIGNED

OF COURSE IT IS NOT ETHICAL TO EXPERIMENT ON MONKEYS OR ANY OTHER ANIMAL
IT IS BARBARIC, TEST RESULTS ARE NOT ACCURATE AND IT IS A LEGAL WAY OF TORTURING AND ABUSING ANIMALS. IF ANYONE ELSE DID TO ANIMALS WHAT LABS DO THEY WOULD BE SENT TO PRISON.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday February 19, 2010, 5:53 pm
Thanks Joanna. I've signed.
 

Mary Ann Clark (81)
Friday February 19, 2010, 6:18 pm
Signed petition.
 

. (0)
Friday February 19, 2010, 6:19 pm
noted and signed thank you
 

Catherine Turley (192)
Friday February 19, 2010, 9:41 pm
the government wants to know where to make cuts in this economy... 300 million a year per facility!!!
 

Ben O (129)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 12:14 am
"Is Experimenting on Monkeys Ethical?"
-NO, IT IS NOT! DAMMIT!!!
 

Ben O (129)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 12:15 am
...And, I signed, of course...
 

Simone D (1462)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 12:18 am
Thank you Joanna! No animal torture experiments is ethical, it is evil.
 

Ester Hellen (213)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 12:48 am
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Name: Alicya Lima on Feb 20, 2010
thank you Joanna wishing you a good weekend!
 

LACH VERONICA (868)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 1:23 am
thanks dear JOANNA, signed and crossposted
 

Elaine R (132)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 2:08 am
SHUT THEM DOWN - END FUNDING - BULL DOZE THE PLACE DOWN - MARK EVERYONE AT UW MADISON NEVER GIVE THEM A MOMENTS PEACE
 

Cheree M (46)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 2:09 am
Noted & Signed. TY
Your signature has been recorded.
 

Agnes H (144)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 3:09 am
Noted and signed Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
 

N. D (15)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 3:29 am
Noted and signed !
 

. (2)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 4:38 am
Thanks Joanna ! Signed.

I have rheumatoid arthritis evolutionary ... But I refused all drugs tested on animals! These processes are both unnecessary and dangerous to humans, although the laboratories and many doctors say otherwise. More importantly, it is an unspeakable crime of all animals.
Please, American friends and English friends... Forgive me for my broken English!
 

Charlene S (126)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 6:48 am
HELL NO................IT'S NOT EITHICAL TO TEST ON MONKEYS OR ANY OTHER INNOCENT ANIMAL WHO HAS NO VOICE AND NO CHOICE. I AGREE WITH LINDA J!!!!!!! IT IS ALL DONE FOR THE BIG BUCKS, YOURS AND MY TAX DOLLARS. WE SHOULD HAVE A CHOICE AS TO HOW OUR MONEY IS SPENT. JUST READING THE CONDITIONS OF THIS LAB MADE ME PHYSICALLY ILL. THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THIS ANYTIME ANYWHERE. CLOSE DOWN THE NIH THAT FUNDS ALL THESE FRIGGIN EXPERIMENTS AND LET THOSE WHO EXPERIMENT ON ANIMALS BE THE NEXT CHOICE TO UNDERGO EXPERIMENTATION.
 

Charlene S (126)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 7:06 am
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Gillian M (218)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 7:35 am
Animal testing causes far more problems for humans than not. Penicillin has been responsible for saving millions of lives yet had it been tested on animals it would have been discarded. Thalidamide was tested on animals and guinea pigs had big bouncing babies. Sadly, today we all know the results of human use.

Human cell culture can take medicines through to decide if it is appropriate to take further. This is purely for poison (& I am unhappy that this happens) but we are finding, and using, better alternative other than animals.

I totally dislike animal experimentation but as long as we take any medication or wish for animal welfare (ensure their health, medication, operations to cure them) then there will be experimentation. This must be as minimal as possible, well monitored and care taken for the animal.
 

Gillian M (218)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 7:38 am
I should have added that I believe that animal experimentation, especially primates, is unethical. Many cures for AIDS have been found, for chimpanzees, but caused humans to be more likely to contract the disease.
 

Rosemary Mchugh (127)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 8:34 am
Both signed.
 

Rosemary Mchugh (127)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 8:47 am
You cannot currently send a star to Bill because you have done so within the last week.
 

Alejandra Vega (139)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 9:05 am
Action taken. TY, Joanna
 

Rosemary Mchugh (127)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 9:09 am
You cannot currently send a star to Charlene because you have done so within the last week.
 

NoEmailsPls W (95)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 9:15 am
Signed Joanna, thank you. These violations in themselves will hopefully mean a good case could be brought by way of a legal bid to close UW-Madison. They are obviously wasting animal lives as well as tax payers money.
 

Ben O (129)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 9:48 am
Why don't those bloody "scientists" test the same kind of experiments on each other...?
 

Luisa Fox (144)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 10:11 am
Donna, thank you for this story.

I breaks my heart to see that sweet little monkey looking out those prison bars. As Ben suggests, and I paraphrase, those bloody "witch doctors" should test their expriments on each other.

Action taken.
 

Anne T (286)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 10:11 am
Gladly signed.#296
Thankyou Joanna.
 

Pamylle G (458)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 10:18 am
Signed - thanks, Joanna !
 

Margaret S (53)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 10:20 am
Signed Joanna.
 

Joanna D (216)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 10:40 am
Thank you dear friends.
Please Americans remember about HR 1326
More than 140 members of Congress have signed on as co-sponsors of the Great Ape Protection Act—that’s almost one-third of the entire House of Representatives! However, your congressperson has yet to do so. Please ask Rep. Kirkpatrick to join the growing list by co-sponsoring this important legislation.
H.R. 1326, the Great Ape Protection Act, will end the use of chimpanzees in invasive research and release federally owned chimpanzees to permanent sanctuaries, saving taxpayers $20-25 million annually. For more than 30 years, untold amounts of money have been spent on cruel and ineffective chimpanzee experiments. Despite decades of chimpanzee research, we still do not have safe and effective vaccines to prevent HIV, hepatitis C, or malaria in humans.
Now, with more than 140 co-sponsors, H.R. 1326 has gained significant momentum. But we need your help to pass this bill through Congress. Please take a minute to call or e-mail to ask that Rep. Kirkpatrick co-sponsor the Great Ape Protection Act.
 

Joanna D (216)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 10:42 am
BTW I'm still around - however mostly I can only read not to reply because of my internet connection - I hope next month I'll be back.
Hugs and Love to all of you
 

Joanna D (216)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 10:43 am
and more to do to help HR 1326
Keeping a strong and steady pace since its introduction March 2009, the Great Ape Protection Act (H.R. 1326) has, of as today, the support of 141 cosponsors. The bill is currently in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Project R&R thanks all our supporters who contacted their legislators. YOUR outreach has led to this ever-growing bi-partisan list of sponsors so critical to help ensure the bill’s success.
» If your Representative is not signed on, ask them to cosponsor the Great Ape Protection Act (H.R. 1326.)
» If they are a cosponsor, please thank them.
» To order legislator postcards, click here.
» To find your legislator, click here.
» Finally, email the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Let them know you no longer want your tax dollars going towards research on great apes. Tell them you want NIH:

To retire all government owned/supported chimpanzees currently in U.S. labs to sanctuary; and,
To reallocate funding for alternatives, which are more humane, safer and better science.
 

Kay F (550)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 10:44 am
Signed, thanks Joanna.

Your signature has been recorded.
 

Mervi R (74)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 10:45 am
Noted and signed.
 

liz c (827)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 10:49 am
Gladly signed. Thank you Joanna.
 

Terry B (649)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 10:59 am
Done. TYVN
 

Peggy A (109)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 11:38 am
Action taken
 

MeowFoul B (191)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 11:44 am
so unethical, will the pain ever end on this one. why wont they get it into thewir thick heads, you cant test for humans on animals, we are completely different lives...helooooo world wake up!!!!
 

mary f (200)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 11:45 am
signed its not ethical
 

Sue L (26)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 11:54 am
Petition signed. Blessings Joanna.
 

Rhonda Maness (580)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 12:40 pm
Your signature has been recorded.
Thank you, Joanna
 

Sheila G (267)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 1:58 pm
fuck them Joanna, they can say and do what they want, but we know the truth, we know it's unethical and not only that, it's a waste of the tax paying peoples hard earned dollars. this research is the biggest lie, and they make our us, our families and our friends pay for it, while we continue to die.
for the rest of the world buying into this bullshit, keep on paying and keep on being a part of the horror, or fight back and demand real results, real research. you can't cure my ail testing on a lab rat or a primate.
 

Gudrun D (447)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 2:49 pm
Your signature has been recorded. Thanks Joanna.
 

Mary Hall (74)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 2:56 pm
Animal based research is unethical, as is our government that provides funding to support it. I hope and pray that alternatives become more wide spread & less expensive. The news these days about cell cultures and simulators gives me hope that these practices will stop. In the meantime, we must keep the pressure on these heartless people that unjustly imprison & torture our fellow creatures. We must be their voice - always!
 

MARY D (158)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 3:19 pm
Gesh, again!!!! I have signed and forwarded. Thanks Joanna.
 

Mandi T (367)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 3:34 pm
Your signature has been recorded.
TY Joanna
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 3:47 pm
Thank you Joanna, done!!!
 

linda b (186)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 3:47 pm
Signed thanks Joanna
 

(0)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 4:47 pm
Noted and signed! Thanks Joanna!
 

Donna B (39)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 5:12 pm
Action taken.
 

Kimberly P (8)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 6:34 pm
Signed with tears in the eyes.
 

Valerie H (133)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 7:55 pm
Thank you Joanna, gladly signed!
 

Wolf Eldridge (26)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 8:01 pm
Signed and sadly noted. How convenient it is that I reside a mere 40 miles from the UW Madison research centers.
 

Deborah O (98)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 8:04 pm
Lies told by the unethical for the purposes of the unspeakable in support of the insupportable--shouldn't a major university be better than this?
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 8:14 pm
Noted and signed , thanls
 

Cheryl Ulrich (110)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 10:21 pm
Makes me ashamed to be from Wisconsin :( Noted and signed
 

Nichole L (69)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 10:41 pm
Wow, Lynda J., tell us how you really feel! Anyway, I share your grief and outrage. Petition signed. Thanks.
 

Michelle Bafik Vehslage (12)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 10:41 pm
done. passed on to the usual sites. Hope we can gather more attention for this horrible practice.
 

Pam F (221)
Sunday February 21, 2010, 3:07 am
It's INTOLERABLE! Definitely not ethical.
Signed, thanks, Joanna.
 

Linda M (0)
Sunday February 21, 2010, 3:12 am
signed
 

Christina McCabe (35)
Sunday February 21, 2010, 4:23 am
Signed, & lit a candle for all innocent victims......":'O
 

Debbie L (180)
Sunday February 21, 2010, 5:17 am
Noted, signed, and shared on Facebook. Thank you Joanna
 

Alice C (1797)
Sunday February 21, 2010, 5:37 am
Signed and will pass this information along.
 

Elizabeth C (25)
Sunday February 21, 2010, 6:25 am
noone in this day and age should be using primates in labs.
 

Tierney G (381)
Sunday February 21, 2010, 6:45 am
Signed. Are they ever going to stop this! Thanks Joanna
 

Mia H (285)
Sunday February 21, 2010, 8:40 am
Signed, Thank You, Joanna.
 

Linda M (1715)
Sunday February 21, 2010, 9:35 am
I can't even believe that universities in our neighborhoods get cats, dogs, etc., from breeding facilities for students to experiment on. Really such a tragic situation.
 

Hilda Perrett (65)
Sunday February 21, 2010, 9:42 am
of course this is not acceptable
 

Hilda Perrett (65)
Sunday February 21, 2010, 9:43 am
signed
 

Yu L (41)
Sunday February 21, 2010, 10:47 am
noted..thanx
 

pete c (5)
Sunday February 21, 2010, 12:47 pm
signed
 

Winefred M (88)
Sunday February 21, 2010, 2:57 pm
Petition signed.
 

Elm Morrison (357)
Sunday February 21, 2010, 3:20 pm


Of course I signed! Some days I just wanna 'nuke' these labs - with everyone in it. But one can't say it, because then one is accused of being a violent terrorist - but we can at least think what we want.

Thank you dearest Joanna!
 

. (0)
Sunday February 21, 2010, 4:30 pm
Signed thanks.
 

pam w (139)
Sunday February 21, 2010, 5:49 pm
Signed, with thanks to you.
 

Samantha Y (18)
Sunday February 21, 2010, 6:38 pm
Experimenting on any living animal is wrong. Signed thanks
 

Debbie G (306)
Sunday February 21, 2010, 8:37 pm
Action taken. Thanks Joanna.
 

Shirley S (187)
Sunday February 21, 2010, 10:13 pm
UNETHICAL & SO CALLED "EDUCATED TORTURING MURDERERS" ALL IN THE NAME OF SCIENCE. WICKED ! ! !
 

Shirley S (187)
Sunday February 21, 2010, 10:15 pm
Signed with anger
 

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Monday February 22, 2010, 3:33 am
All animals look very differently from humans; all animals also behave very differently from humans - WE HUMANS ARE THE SPECIES THAT SHOULD BE WIPED OFF THIS EARTH. The animals will have a better chance to live in peace and harmony.
 

Maria P (100)
Monday February 22, 2010, 9:57 am
Noted and signed! Thanks Joanna!
 

Wolf Eldridge (26)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 2:54 am
I know what you mean, Cheryl.. Ironic, that Madison, Wisconsin., (Capital of Wisconsin; huge "college town" is reputed as having one of the most liberal minded cities in the US.

It's time to put that to a test.
 

Elena P (549)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 5:15 am
Your signature has been recorded. Thank you!

 

Gabriela G (76)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 5:42 pm
Animals are to be cherished, not experimented on.
 

chris b (2474)
Thursday March 25, 2010, 1:41 am
Noted signed
 
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