Posted December 29, 2009 by Ryan Huling
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!
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