No Justice for Dog Killed by the U

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Posted April 12, 2011 by Ray Harkins

Prior to last month, when it announced (after a vigorous PETA campaign) that it would no longer experiment on animals from shelters, the University of Utah (the U) regularly conducted cruel and deadly experiments on lost, stray, and abandoned cats and dogs. One of these unfortunate souls was a dog named Sunny, whom employees at the North Utah Valley Animal Shelter (NUVAS) described as “very sweet” and “timid.”

When Sunny was dropped off at NUVAS by the police, shelter workers scanned her and found a microchip indicating that she belonged to a rescue group called the Utah Animal Adoption Center (UAAC). Even though state law says that shelters must make “a reasonable effort to … find the rightful owner of the animal,” NUVAS didn’t even bother to call UAAC to try and find Sunny a safe and loving home. Instead, it sold her to the U for $50. The U also scanned her for a microchip, found that it lead back to UAAC, and, again, made no attempt to reach the group. Instead, according to the Associated Press, she was used in an experiment and killed, and her heart was cut out.

A simple phone call would have saved her life. No one at UAAC knew about the fate Sunny had met until it was too late.

PETA and UAAC have filed complaints with the state and will continue to seek justice for Sunny.

Thankfully, animals in Utah shelters are no longer at risk of being tormented and killed in experiments like Sunny was.

You can help save other animals from suffering in laboratories as well by taking a moment to e-mail your U.S. representatives asking them to divert public money away from cruel and crude animal experiments and give it to humane, relevant, and lifesaving non-animal research.

Just keepin’ it real,
Sunny

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  • 1215 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    RIP Sunny, and all the other dogs. Thank the Lord this hellhole is closed.

  • 1502 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    poor puppy im crying my eys out dogs cant protect themselves so were there protectors and it breaks my heart that someone would break that eternal bond of freindship and love for money or reasearch if they have to kill a puppy for me to learn id rather be dumb
    WE MISS U SUNNY REST IN PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i dedicate this to my best freind jojo miss u baby

  • 1502 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    One less college I don’t have to worry about applying to.

  • 1503 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    A word to all abusers out there, and not just to doggies, but to people too. WHY ARE YOU DUMB ENOUGH TO DO THAT, YOU GOT A GOOD MIND STEPPING IN THIS WORLD !!!!!

  • 1503 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    what kinda heartless bastards could do such a thing animals are just the same as humens

  • 1503 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am just so sick and tired of all this cruelty in the name of science. What science – THIS IS SHEER BRUTALITY and there is nothing to be learnt from hurting and killing innocent animals. I Abhor what has happened here and I wish there was a practise and law in place for an eye for an eye ……

  • 1504 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    from india messages cannot be sended but we still with the justice of SUNNY. Go PETA.

  • 1504 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This makes me sick to my stomach that’s all I can say

  • 1504 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I think its disgusting that we take people’s lost pets and torture them in the name of “education”. This is morally wrong. Please divert public money from going to cruel and crude experiments.

  • 1504 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    What the Heck! Are these people idiots or foxhearted people with the brain of an ant, animals shouldn’t be tortured and killed! >:(

  • 1504 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    THAT IS AWFUL!!! I can’t imagine the pain I’d be feeling if that happened to one of my dogs! :(

  • 1504 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this makes me sick to be a human being… what the hell is wrong with people.. and that shelter needs to be shut down!!!! They should be fined too for not bothering to do their damn jobs. disgusting!

  • 1504 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    WHAT IN THE RIGHT MIND IS THERE A NEED TO KILL AN INNOCENT ANIMAL CUTTING A HEART OUT OF A BEAUTIFUL ANIMAL AND EXPERIMENT FOR WHAT HOW TO MURDER A INNOCENT ANIMAL THAT IS SICK AND I AM GLAD THET THERE IS HELP FOR ANIMALS SO THIS WOULD GO ON NO LONGER I STAND WITH THOSE WHO WANT TO HELP AND I PITY THOSE WHO HURT THEM TO. SENCERLY CHRIS (MISFIT)PINEDA

  • 1504 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Aaaawwwww that is so sad & devastating how can someone do that its just not right i feel so sory for the doggy i wonder if they know how it feels they should know how it feels they cant see the pain in the animals eyes saying no or stop this really hurts my heart wjen people do wrong with these poor innocent animals but theres so many people that do care & try to do there best to help out the animas thanks peta2 :) & other people

  • 1504 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    isto é um crime…contra as leis de Deus.

  • 1504 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Reading this made me cry… May her soul rest in peace. <3

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