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Associate Professor of Experimental Pathology In the Department
Director of the Animal Resource Center
Director of the Research Animal Resources
University of Wisconsin
Board of Regents Member
Alliance for Animals
University of Pennsylvania
Sandgren said the study involved an expert on cochlear procedures and an investigator who ensured the process was done correctly.
Sandgren said PETA's claims that the study involved unjustifiable animal cruelty and that the laboratory was unsuccessful in publishing their findings are "false, and PETA knows they're false."
"There are investigative reports published online by the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare which state that all cats were found to be in good clinical condition, and none showed signs of lesions, pain, distress or adverse responses," Sandgren said.
Sandgren said the links on the page provide videos of UW studies and additional reports, which clarify the hearing research they do in the laboratories and why they do it.
Sandgren said PETA has been accusing UW of violating laws for more than a year, but none of their claims have any evidence and have never been validated.
"PETA found a picture they can use in a fundraiser campaign and they're just going for it," Sandgren said.
In response to the anesthesia accusations, Sandgren said there was a misunderstanding in procedure and ] the mask was taken off to use a different form of anesthesia that is inserted into the lungs.
University of Sydney
IFS North America
Country Club of Decatur