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Michigan University Lab KILLS CATS, Lies About It

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Posted December 8, 2011 by Rachelle Owen

He was a pretty, healthy, brown tabby cat when his guardians took him to a Michigan animal shelter in the hope of finding him a new home. But a heartless shelter director, a shady animal dealer, and a university hell-bent on abusing animals in crude and painful medical training exercises took away his chance at a happy ending.

This cat, known only as "E8269," was taken from an animal shelter and killed in U-M's Survival Flight course.

Knowing full well that he would end up in a lab, the Gratiot County Animal Shelter turned the cat over to notorious Class B animal dealer R&R Research, which in turn sold him to the University of Michigan (U-M).

There, he was given the ID number 8269 and tormented in Survival Flight training labs for nurses by having hard plastic tubes repeatedly shoved down his delicate windpipe.

 

A few days later, when U-M was done abusing 8269,
they killed him.

Another cat who was subjected to this cruel intubation laboratory, 8312, had been obtained from someone who gave her away “free to a good home.” The cat was illegally acquired by R&R before being sold to U-M.

The stories of 8269 and the other cats killed by U-M were uncovered when PETA obtained records from Gratiot County and U-M. They reveal that U-M officials—including the director of the Survival Flight program—have shamelessly lied to the public by repeatedly stating in a newspaper opinion column, comments to the media, and official statements that the cats used in the archaic Survival Flight lab are always adopted out afterward.

U-M officials have also been misleadingly claiming for a year that modern human-patient simulators can’t replace the cat laboratories, even though these simulators are already used in the place of animals to teach intubation to doctors and nurses in other courses at U-M.

You can help prevent more cats from being tragically killed like 8269.
E-mail U-M officials NOW!

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  • 1260 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Sick and repulsive I can hardly bare some of the horrors I read each day about the suffering of animals especially in Labs,now when i read this about the cats,it is very upsetting especially when they were obtained illegally and should of went to proper loving homes,did all the other cats get stolen or was taken illegally by false pretences to be tortured.I feel so sorry for the cats that have suffered,I love cats and in 1970 I to had my cats taken illegally,they set up a office asking for people who have cats they could give them a home until they were rehomed to families I didnt know any better because I was 14 yrs old and my cat had kittens and so on,found out it was fraud when I phoned to see how my cats were.. made me upset to think I had sent my babies to a Lab and they trusted me so much,so it can happen anywhere and I live in the UK,but it doesnt make it right,I hate lies and the disgusting way they treat animals like a concentration camp..I will never stop till I die or this ends for animals..

  • 1292 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    …and Michigan U. takes refuge in a lie – how lame!

  • 1296 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    UM cat experiments and tourture and death and lies are disgusting! This story has gone viral on the net and U of M is paying for their actions as it should be

  • 1296 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Stop lies and killing innocent cats. The experiments are useless and you all should be ashamed for the torture you have put these animals through. STOP!

  • 1297 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    It is a holocaust… This is so sad…

  • 1297 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    those who engage in those type of procedures learn only how to become indifferent to any form of suffering and that torture is OK.

  • 1300 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That is vile, absolutly vile, how the hell are people willing to do that?? That is no different to shoving it down a humans throat repetedly, but worse as cats are smaller. I dont even like cats that much but i have to say that is disgusting and they must be pretty sick minded people if they can do such a vile thing

  • 1328 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this just makes me sick. those people have no hearts for anything but stupid science and themselves. they dont understand that the pain that they go through just for them to get some stupid test results that mean absoultly nothing at all. they all should go to jail and the ones that were lost at this cruel place should be remembered.

  • 1328 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    jesus and god love all, including animals! what makes people think we are so special!??

  • 1330 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I cried when i read this

  • 1330 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This breaks my heart :'(

  • Leo

    1332 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    FREAKING BASTARDS! THERE OUGHTTA BE A LAW TO PUNISH THEM !!

  • 1333 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I can’t believe people actually do that!
    You can cross that school off your cruelty free school.

  • 1333 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Another reason why I have absolutely no desire to attend U of M…So going to Michigan State.

  • 1333 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’m gonna put these cats in my book! (It’s about a parrot in the mexican black market who escapes and starts a mass worldwide aninal rebellion :)) Oh, and I sent them an email!

  • 1333 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’ve always preferred State to U-M, and now I have another reason why! This is TERRIBLE!!!!
    Go Spartans!

    • 1332 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      MSU is way worse, in their gross anatomy class for first year veterinary students, they are still using animal cadavers from animals that were bred for that purpose. They should be using client donated bodies instead. This is in use at many other vet schools around the country. I would rather go to UM where at least they are starting to reduce their animal use as opposed to breeding animals and killing them to teach vet students when there are so many people willing to donate.

  • 1333 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    you would think they would atleast have the balls to admit to what they did, but i guess not

  • 1333 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is horrible! UM SUCKS!!

    • 1333 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      Actually, they’re one of the best schools in the country. It’s the Survival Flight department that sucks.

  • 1333 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this is disgusting.

  • 1333 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Disgusting :(

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