Victory! Texas Tech Drops Cruel Cat Lab

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Posted December 29, 2009 by Ryan Huling

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A few weeks ago, we were thrilled to report that Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) agreed to stop using homeless cats obtained from Odessa Animal Control in deadly medical training exercises, but we weren’t sure whether or not Texas Tech had abandoned the practice of shoving plastic tubes down the throats of cats altogether.

Well, now it’s official: News reports confirm that TTUHSC will no longer use cats for this training! This victory really belongs to the more than 30,000 (!) compassionate people who took action against TTUHSC, including thousands of Texas Tech students.

With 2010 fast approaching, we’ve got a lot to celebrate, but there are still countless animals who are being tortured and killed in experiments.

Let’s start the New Year by riding on the wave of our TTUHSC success by urging Arizona State University to stop cruel classroom experiments on animals! At ASU, rabbits have holes cut into their necks, are injected with various drugs, and then are killed. Take action now!


—Ryan!
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  • 1527 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    ARE WE EVER GOING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN WORLD? WHY IS SO DIFFICULT TO STOP CRUELTY? IT IS DEFENITEVELY UNNECESSARY. PLEASE LOVE AND RESPECT ANIMALS AS THEY DO.

  • 1684 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    It disturbs me to no end of the capacity and willingness to practice barbarism such as this. It is a sad reflection on the degredaded state of evolution of the human species.
    I will fight, however, in areas of animal cruelty, everywhere and everytime until I succumb from exhaustion.

  • 1684 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i love peta what they do i am trying my best to educated people at work and on face book with what peta e mail me from not shoping any more at petco and met smart and so on thank you so much god bless you all and all that try to help any helpless living being thank you

  • 1718 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Thank god that the experimentation on cats have stopped.Lets hope that this has a ripple effect and that all experimentation on all animals seizes in the near future.Animals are extremely intelligent creatures and feel pain just like “humans”.

  • 1726 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    MY FRIENDS tell to gouvernements and politicians “STOP NOW”
    I told them :For many years millions of people are asking governments worldwide to take concrete steps to respect the animals ! WE WANT RESPECT FOR LIFE AND RESPECT FOR ANIMALS ! RESPECT FOR WHAT PEOPLE WANTS ! COMPASSION !
    Set examples ! Hear people or… change of job

  • 1727 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    <3

  • 1733 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Thank you for your compassion. I hope you will find solutions with alternatives.

  • 1735 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’m happy that it stopped!!

  • 1739 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    STOP THE KILLING OF THESE HUMANE CREATURES! IF THEY COULD SPEAK THEY WOULD HAVE ALOT TO SAY TO YOU. SAVE THEM NOT HARM THEM!!!!!!!

  • 1805 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Animals feel pain and fear just as humans do.
    If some one were to treat you or your family in
    such away – you too would know the cruelty that
    you are perpetrating on innocent living creatures.
    Stop hurting and show compassion.

  • 1858 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Wake up America – we are the most evil country in the world and the way we treat our animals confirms this! Gandhi said that “one can judge a country’s people by the way it treats its animals” and we certainly demonstrate this fact every minute. One million animals are slaughtered under the most heinous conditions every hour in the US just to satisfy our greed and make us the fattest people on the planet Earth!

  • 1859 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Please stop harming these wonderful pets. Why are animals subject to these cruel treatments, because they can’t say no? It’s not fair and its barbaric and horrible. The the future of man depends more on his humanity towards creatures of less power than it does anything else. Make an effort to improve humankind for the better and stop these acts of horror.

  • 1860 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    The poor bunnies!! The poor bunnies!! We NEED to save them!!

  • 1860 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    animals have feelings too just like we do

  • 1898 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am so excited to hear that Texas Tech has stopped treating poor cats with cruelty. It is great to know that higher level institutions are realizing that many of their practices are outdated and downright unacceptable. Props to peta2 for working so hard to make this a success! But the real winners here are the kitties! Yeah felines 😀

  • 1898 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is wonderful news and always greatly appreciated. It’s so good to see that our voices that we raise for these voiceless animals are heard. There seems to be a change taking place all around the world. I think we got the ball rolling for animal welfare. Let’s keep it going. Now is the time to speak up and keep fighting. Thank you to all of you who has raised your voice and spoken up for defenseless animals.
    AnneMarie Ansel

  • 1901 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Cats feels pain just the same as human beings, and they are as intelligent as we are. Stop cruelty against such beautiful creatures of God.

  • 1936 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    We are aware that animals have intelligence and
    emotions. This can no longer be hidden from the
    public. Stop this cruelty and respect the living.

  • 1939 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    stop all experiments on living creatures
    I’m happy it has stopped for these cats

  • 1942 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Hi Admin, when viewing your blog i got some sort of codes all over the page, in case it’s important just letting you know it looked like this: Can’t locate MT/Bootstrap.pm in @INC

  • 1966 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Im very proud of all of you guys and you peta!
    Thank god!!!

  • 1967 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Animals got feelings and feel fear and pain as any human being. Please Universities, do not handle them as objects, but as creatures with feelings like any human being. Thank you for ending your agressive experiments upon them.

  • 1971 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Great news for the cats but surely no living animal should be used for any experiment – it’s just wrong. Why do not all humans have the same feelings? as no-one would turn up to work in a job using animals in this way? Life is for living for every species – give them a chance!

  • 1972 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Taking part in Peta2’s campaigns is completely rewarding. One can see the progress being made in American research/academia (at the University of Utah and Texas Tech), as a direct result of PETA’s efforts.
    I send a sincere thank you to this organization.

  • 1972 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    It’s great to have some good news for the New Year :o)

  • 1973 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Please stop this unworthy experiment!

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