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Wed Mar 20, 2019, 06:19 AM

Cat cannibalism: Report discloses 'questionable' gov't animal experiments

U.S. government scientists bought hundreds of dogs and cats from "Asian meat markets" and conducted experiments that included feeding their remains to healthy lab cats for needless research, according to a disturbing watchdog report being released Tuesday.

Other experiments at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's lab in Maryland included feeding dog remains to cats and injecting cat remains into mice, the report by the White Coat Waste Project found. The group is a non-profit that combats wasteful government spending on animal testing.

"It's crazy," Jim Keen, a former USDA scientist, told NBC News, which obtained a copy of the report. "Cannibal cats, cats eating dogs — I don't see the logic."

The experiments — some of which the agency said in scientific reports were aimed at studying different forms of a parasite that causes the food-borne illness toxoplasmosis — are believed to have been conducted between 2003 and 2015. The animals that were euthanized to be used as lab food included over 400 dogs from Colombia, Brazil and Vietnam and over 100 cats from China and Ethiopia.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/cat-cannibalism-report-discloses-questionable-gov-t-animal-experiments-n984546

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Wed Mar 20, 2019, 07:11 AM

1. Fucking sick!

Evil, stupid, heartless fucks!



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Wed Mar 20, 2019, 11:17 AM

2. It's good that you're disturbed by this.

It shows you’re someone who has compassion for animals. Have you thought about the horrendous torture that cows, pigs, and chickens suffer in this country? This is one area where you can have a significant impact. You can choose to stop supporting the factory farm industry with your hard-earned dollars.

Welcome to the vegan, vegetarian and animal rights forum. If you’d like guidance on how to go vegan, many people here would be happy to help. You can also check out http://veganforum.org.

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