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People who are around animals professionally seem to sometimes loose their ability to see these creatures in their care as living , breathing and feeling beings.
The American Anti-Vivisection Society ask for help:
“Animal dealer and research facility Santa Cruz Biotechnology (SCBT) has been cited for gross animal welfare violations, particularly in regards to its care and treatment of hundreds of goats, and will face penalties outlined in a 2012 complaint filed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on July 14. SCBT, one of the world’s largest suppliers of goat antibodies, is alleged to have violated the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) 78 times from 2007-2012.
USDA must hold SCBT accountable for these violations!
USDA inspection reports documented goats severely underweight, as well as others with broken legs, various skin conditions, hair loss, nasal discharge, respiratory problems, and anemia. Despite these painful conditions, SCBT continued to collect blood from injured and sick animals to harvest antibodies, further exacerbating their suffering. The most blatant violations were documented on October 31, when USDA discovered a barn housing 841 goats who were not reported to the agency, yet the site had been in operation for at least two and a half years.
The accumulation of these violations clearly points to SCBT’s inability to operate within the law, much less provide adequate care and treatment for animals at its facilities. If possible, the USDA Secretary should use his discretion and revoke the Class B dealer license of Santa Cruz Biotechnology or, at the very least, levy the stiffest penalties possible.”
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