Cats Tormented and Killed at University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Experimenters at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have been conducting cruel and useless taxpayer-funded “sound localization” studies in which cats have steel coils implanted in their eyes, holes drilled into their skulls, and electrodes implanted in their brains. Sometimes, cats used in this experiment have had their ears cut off or are intentionally deafened by having a toxic chemical applied to their inner ear. The cats are then deprived of food for several days at a time in order to coerce them to look in the direction of sounds during experimental sessions in which their heads are immobilized by a bolt screwed into their skulls.
- In the image above, is a gentle tabby named Double Trouble who was abused and killed in this barbaric experiment. In one instance, Double Trouble woke up while experimenters were cutting into her head. Following a series of invasive surgeries, she developed infections, became lethargic and depressed, started to twitch, and suffered paralysis in half her face. After the U.W. deemed the experiment a failure, the experimenters killed and decapitated Double Trouble so that they could examine her brain.
- Shockingly, the federal government continues to fund this irrelevant and deadly project and has provided the U.W. with more than $3 million in grant money to abuse animals - even though researchers at other institutions around the world are already using modern methods with human volunteers to investigate how the brain locates and processes sound.
Help persuade the federal government to STOP funding cruel animal experiments and to put our tax dollars toward modern, humane non-animal research methods. You can assist by contacting the National Institutes of Health and urge the agency to cut funding for this barbaric and ruthless project:
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