PETA wants investigation at UConn
By News Channel 8's Bob Wilson
Posted April 9, 2008
The University of Connecticut is responding to PETA's call for a federal investigation into research conducted on cats.
Justin Goodman investigates labs for PETA. He says an anonymous whistle blower came forward saying a cat was killed prematurely during medical research on hearing at UConn.
"These people are supposed to know what they are doing, and here they are drilling a hole into a cats head and she bleeds out, and has a brain hemorrhage before they can even conduct their experiment," Goodman said.
It is an experiment which is legal and funded by the government. UConn released a statement that says, "The PETA account, provided to the media, has several serious inaccuracies: the truth is that the cat in question was never paralyzed and did not bleed to death and the head veterinarian was present." Read More
While it is unfortunate that this cat died, I think this is a perfect example of how important it is that we continue to be able to use them in life-saving medical research. It is apparent by the outcome of this experiment that this procedure may have some dangers that need to be addressed. This research may have already saved a human life.