At Washington State University, they use live animals in performing surgeries at their Veterinary Schools. Dogs and cats are being used in multiple surgeries that involve pain and suffering. We should demand that they replace animals with humane, more effective alternatives already in use at top-rated U.S. veterinary schools. I am also petitioning the places that sell these animals to the schools. Washington State University (WSU) recently had its supply of live animals cut off from the Spokane County Animal Control and Shelter because of multiple, invasive, and painful surgeries conducted by veterinary students. Unfortunately, WSU still receives animals from the Clarkston County animal shelter. The university has also approached local Indian reservations and another animal shelter in the area and requested animals Shelters are supposed to provide respite and protection to homeless animals. Selling animals to be used in practice sessions represents the antithesis of a shelter’s purpose. Trusting companion animals who were once members of a family suffer the terrifying experience of confinement, first to a shelter cage and then to a laboratory cage, all the while wondering what they have done wrong. Please sign this petition. On July 25th Clarkton City officials will meet to discuss endig their involvement in this matter.We cannot let these innocent animals be tortured anymore.
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