Puppies have been intentionally bred to suffer from horrible diseases and crippling deformities at a lab at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), according to an investigation conducted by White Coat Waste Project (WCW).
WCW reports that this breeding lab has been functioning for four decades and in the past ten years alone has cost taxpayers at least $10 million, as it is an NIH (National Institute of Health)-funded program.
“A growing majority of taxpayers oppose wasteful government-funded dog experiments, and they’ll be horrified to learn that since the ’80’s UPENN white coats have been purposely breeding sick terrier and beagle puppies to suffer from debilitating disorders that cause seizures, paralysis, deafness, and blindness, and abusing them in cruel tests,” Justin Goodman, senior vice president at WCW states.
Researchers should be prioritizing methods that avoid the use of animals, sentient beings who feel fear, pain, and stress. To learn about another university’s cruel animal lab and to sign our petition urging them to never resume these tests, please read about our investigation into the University of Minnesota’s deadly kitten experiments.