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Victory: Utah Hospital Halts Cruel Cat Lab!

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Posted February 10, 2011 by peta2 staff


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We are thrilled to report that as a result of pressure from PETA and more than 25,000 of our supporters, Utah’s Primary Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) has announced that it is canceling plans to torment cats in a cruel and archaic training exercise at an upcoming conference!

As it had in previous years, PCMC planned to offer this animal lab as part of an annual conference that is co-sponsored by the University of Utah. The cats—who would have been purchased from a local animal shelter—were slated to have hard plastic tubes forced down their windpipes and likely would have suffered bleeding, swelling, scarring, and even collapsed lungs. But thanks to the efforts of PETA supporters who took part in a short but vigorous campaign, the cats will now be spared this trauma, and the conference will only use modern simulators for the training.

Since last week, tens of thousands of compassionate people responded to PETA’s e-mail action alert targeting PCMC, and hundreds posted comments on PCMC’s wall on Facebook (prompting the hospital to shut down the page entirely). The owner of Salt Lake City’s all-vegan Cakewalk Baking Company even made and hand-delivered a cake to PCMC’s CEO in protest of the inhumane exercise.

Yesterday, we asked supporters to call PCMC and urge officials to do the right thing by calling off this exercise. Hundreds did just that, and some of you may have heard the news directly that PCMC was scrapping plans for this cruel laboratory.

While we are thrilled to celebrate this important victory for animals, we ask that you please take a moment to speak out against the cruel actions of North Utah Valley Animal Shelter (NUVAS)—the last shelter in Utah that continues to sell animals for experiments and the facility that would have provided cats to PCMC.

Just keepin’ it real,
Sunny


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  • 1618 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    barbaric and cruel not to mention completely unnecessary. thank you peta.

  • 1618 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Thank God they scrapped the plans to harm the kitties.
    I love cats, and I feel anyone that even made plans to
    harm these helpless creatures like this will be punished
    to the fullest. Don’t these people realize the pain they
    are causing God’s creatures. It is a sad world we live in
    and the animals need more protection from us all. Anytime, any of you out there that sees this sees any situation where a helpless animal is hurting, please help them, no matter what kind or type of animal it is.
    Please, lets all band together to save the animals.

  • 1618 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    To all who helped win a real tough battle, Peta congrats all, wonderfull accomplishment. Glad I’m part of the team!!!!!!

    Gerry

  • 1618 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Way to to PETA! I am “owned” by three cats, and am nauseated by the things that “modern medicine” insists on doing to these beautiful animals.

  • 1619 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Complimenti dall’Italia alla PETA per questa azione vigorosa e incisiva che ha permesso una grande vittoria che fara’ si di non procurare piu’ atroci dolori per dei magnifici gatti utilizzati nella sperimentazione animale..!
    Nel frattempo il mio invito e’ quello di tante persone nel mondo che odiano l’orrore della sperimentazione su animali.Trovo che la sperimantazione su esseri viventi che non hanno il “dono della parola” come gli esseri umani e che quindi non possono permettersi di difendersi , costituisca un grave atto di colpevolezza nei loro confronti.
    Gli animali non possano difendersi dalla crudelta’ di una sperimentazione che giudico primitiva ,falsa,obsoleta,che nega ogni diritto naturale alla vita e alla liberta’ di ogni essere vivente .
    Invito i ricercatori statunitensi a non torturare piu’ inutilmente animali o gatti e a indirizzarsi verso una sperimentazione dalle “metodologie alternative”che non faccia assolutamente utilizzo di animali ,come quelle che svolge il grande centro di ricerca internazionale di “I-CARE”…! Insomma evolvetevi !Grazie

  • 1629 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love hearing about victories, it shows we CAN and DO make a difference.

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