Physicians Committee Accuses University of Washington of Cruelty to Ferrets

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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.

University of Washington Allows Primate to Starve to Death

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I went to graduate school at the University of Washington here in Seattle. A monkey allowed to starve to death was just one of the complaints noted in a U.S. I've been hearing nightmare stories about the Primate Center for years. The ineptness and cruelty continues, but all in the name of "putting people first." Eff that. This is why I avoid Games Night at some acquaintances.' They have a friend that works at this vile place. From the student newspaper The Daily.