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November 28, 2011

Frequently Asked Questions

End Animal Suffering in University Experiments

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Q: Which animals are used in experiments at universities?
A: Dogs, cats, chimpanzees, monkeys, guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, pigs, cows, goats, chickens, sheep, mice, rats, birds and other animals are currently being kept at colleges and universities in the United States for use in experiments.

Q: What kinds of experiments cause severe pain and distress?
A: Examples of experiments that cause severe suffering can be found here.

Q: Who is involved in this campaign?
A: Students, alumni, parents of current students, donors, faculty and staff have a right to know if their school is causing severe suffering to animals used in research.

In addition, taxpayers have a right to know if their tax dollars are contributing to such research at federally-funded schools.

Q: What can I do to help?
A: Join us in asking the presidents of more than 350 federally-funded universities to adopt policies to prevent severe suffering in laboratory animals. Take action now »

If you have a connection to a particular university, find your school on the chart and follow the links to take additional action.

Q: Why isn't my school on the chart? 
A: The chart only lists schools that, at the time of initial contact, were registered as an animal research institution with the United States Department of Agriculture, and/or listed with the National Institutes of Health as receiving federal funding to conduct animal research. If you feel an error has been made and your school should be included, please contact us. Find more information about how schools were chosen and contacted and what their inclusion in a certain response column means here.

Q: Why is my school marked with an asterik?
A: Schools on the chart that are marked with an asterisk (*) do not receive federal funds to carry out animal research. The action alert is currently only contacting federally-funded schools that do not already have a policy prohibiting severe suffering in animals at their laboratories. If your school is not federally-funded, it was not included. Find more information about how schools were chosen and contacted and what their inclusion in a certain response column means here.

Q: I see my school on the chart, but why isn’t the university president being contacted by the action alert?
A: The action alert is currently only contacting federally-funded schools that do not already have a policy prohibiting severe suffering in animals at their laboratories. If your school already has a policy, or it is not federally-funded, it was not included. Find more information about how schools were chosen and contacted and what their inclusion in a certain response column means here.

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