Weird Factoid about Cockfighting in Oklahoma

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Cockfighting was illegal in Oklahoma until 1963, when a judge ruled that chickens are not animals and therefore unprotected by anticruelty laws. oklahoma cockfighting blood sportNews & World Report, 6 December 1999.

Oklahoma State Stops Anthrax Vaccine Testing

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It's too controversial because the baboons involved would have to be destroyed after the testing. From Administrators at OSU decided not to let the project, funded by the National Institutes of Health, commence as the primates being used would be euthanized. An internal faculty committee spent more than a year preparing protocol for the care and use of the primates. OSU administrators said in a statement that, "this research was not in the best interest of the university.

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Oklahoma Editorial About "Rising Animal Rights Terrorism"

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This editorial in the web version of the Oklahoman denounces animal rights terrorism; however, it finishes off by supporting medical research on animals. What about the terror and violence involved in that? But they do try to cover themselves by pointing out they oppose cosmetics research.).

Rumors Circulate over Cancellation of Anthrax Project

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Research supporters are going crazy over Oklahoma State University stopping anthrax testing on baboons. In addition to the threat of animal "extremists," they are also blaming T. Boone Pickens' wife Madeleine, whose husband is a big donor.

Class "B" Animals Sold for Medical Research

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In the shadow of a $5 million-dollar grant given to Oklahoma State’s renowned veterinary school and then rescinded due to allegations of abusive and cruel animal research practices, Oklahoma State University Philosophy Club and Friends of the Forms will host animal activist Chris DeRose. I learned something new from this article. I had never heard the use of the term "Class B."

Why I'm Not Giving Up On Capitalism

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Boone's wife) was largely responsible for Oklahoma State University canceling its planned anthrax experiments on baboons after she threatened to cancel the Pickens' $5 million donation to the university's vet school. I'm going to contact Madeleine Pickens to thank her, as well as Burns Hargis , the President of Oklahoma State University. Among friends I'm thought of as a bit of a conundrum because I haven't completely given up on capitalism.