Petition to Stop Experiments at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center

80% of antibiotic sold in the US are for livestock.

Center For A Livable Future, “New FDA Numbers Reveal Food Animals Consume Lion’s Share of Antibiotics”.

FDA 2009, “Antimicrobials Sold or Distributed for Use in Food-Producing Animals”.


“A shocking expose in the New York Times recently revealed gross neglect at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, which uses taxpayer dollars on ‘surgery and breeding techniques to re-engineer’ farm animals.

The Research Center, which currently houses 30,000 animals, has virtually no oversight. Researchers perform experiments with little demonstrable value but high cost to animal welfare, and allow scientists without veterinary training to perform surgery on animals.

Of the 580,000 animals that the Center has housed since 1985, over 895 animals have died of abscesses or infections, and 6,500 animals have starved to death.” Petition by Factory Farming Awareness Coalition

Tell Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Harvey S. Perlman to immediately halt all farm animal research at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center.


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