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Animal watchdog group demanding Purdue fire researchers involved in death of dogs

Three dogs died and one was injured during research for a drug. Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! is demanding those in charge of the study be fired.

Posted: Jul 5, 2020 6:53 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - An animal cruelty watchdog group is demanding that Purdue fire those involved in a research study where multiple dogs died.

As we previously reported, Purdue filed a federal report of the case in March. According to Purdue's report, three dogs died and one was injured during research for the GI drug "Omeprazole."

Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! co-founder Michael Budkie said they have contacted Purdue President Mitch Daniels.

SAEN, which is a national research watchdog group that investigates illegal conduct and animal abuse in U.S. research facilities, filed a federal complaint against Purdue in May.

The organization is demanding that the responsible staff be terminated, the project in question halted, and all canine health records be posted on the university website. Budkie said he has not yet heard back from the university.

Click here to read SAEN's letter to President Daniels. You can also read the federal complaint Purdue's federal report.

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