USDA Cites University of Oklahoma for Abusing Animals

A recent Department of Agriculture inspection found that the University of Oklahoma has mishandled animals it uses for research

Evans Hall at the University of Oklahoma.

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The Department of Agriculture cited the University of Oklahoma last month for hosing down infant monkeys and for housing baboons in enclosures filled with grime and excrement, according to an inspection report posted recently on the department’s website. The report follows a slew of recent citations against OU’s Health Sciences Center for electrocuting dogs and using inadequate doses of drugs to euthanize them, as well as improperly administering anesthesia or painkillers on additional animals.

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