Physicians Committee Accuses University of Washington of Cruelty to Ferrets
FEBRUARY 10, 2011
I live in Seattle and I am always skeptical of how the UW treats its lab animals. Full story in the Seattle Times. The UW has been cited in the past for deficiencies in animal research, including allowing a monkey to starve in 2009. I had never heard of the use of ferrets in medical research though. News to me. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine claims these are unnecessary procedures, even though the ferrets are apparently anesthesized during the process.