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September 20, 2022
Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382
Hanover, N.H. – Please see the next assertion from PETA Vice President Dr. Alka Chandna relating to the official warning posted by the U.S. Division of Agriculture towards Dartmouth Faculty for its violation of federal animal welfare laws:
This official warning from the feds received’t undo the excruciating ache endured by three voles who starved to demise, however it exhibits that Dartmouth Faculty shouldn’t be trusted with even another penny of taxpayer funding for experiments on animals. Earlier this yr, a cage was despatched to the cage washer room with three voles nonetheless trapped inside. Left with out meals or water, the voles had been found 4 days later, useless within the cage.
This essential violation, initially documented in a July inspection report, was so critical that U.S. Division of Agriculture (USDA) inspectors referred it to its Investigative and Enforcement Companies (IES) arm, which issued the uncommon warning. Final yr, IES issued solely 58 official warnings—though the USDA’s inspection arm filed 1000’s of inspection studies documenting violations. Dartmouth has the doubtful distinction of being one of many few amenities singled out for its failures.