Re: [boulderandbeyondvegans] Fwd: Tell CU-Boulder to STOP Abusing Animals!

From: Kellie
Sent on: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 9:36 PM
Here is what I wrote, just in case anyone wants to use any of the information.  I tried to respond to some of CU's counter-arguments..


To Whom It May Concern,

Please stop experimenting on animals at the University of Boulder.  I find this extremely disturbing as a Boulder citizen, a student, and a compassionate human being. 
While you have said that PETA's claims are exaggerated, the fact is that you are forcing rats to swim in water up to 60 seconds (that is a long time for rats) and then euthanizing them.   That alone reveals that you have no regard for their lives.  I have rescued many rats in my life.  They are NOT disposable.  This is certainly not the first time CU has been involved in horrible experiments on animals that have been widely opposed by the public.  Many educational institutions use animal alternatives and still have have excellent programs.  As educators, you should be teaching your students about compassion and the value of all life.  Teaching them to be callous towards animals is not in anyone's best interest.

I urge you to stop your animal experiments immediately.  This includes any that use rats, who are not protected under the Animal Welfare Act.

Sincerely,
Kellie





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From: Karen Kalavity <[address removed]>
To: boulderandbeyondvegans-list <[address removed]>
Sent: Wed, Oct 24,[masked]:14 pm
Subject: Re: [boulderandbeyondvegans] Fwd: Tell CU-Boulder to STOP Abusing Animals!

I’ve got terrific news to share with you!
The use of animals for science classroom dissection is not only cruel and psychologically damaging, it is unnecessary for optimal science education. When we recently learned of a disturbing incident in southern California where students were allowed to abuse cats in class, PCRM’s scientific experts immediately contacted Newport-Mesa Unified School District administrators to demand an end to the practice and request counseling and reprimands for those involved. Working behind the scenes over the past few months, we pushed for the NMUSD to replace all animal dissections with excellent available interactive software programs in all district schools.
Yesterday, we learned from the president of the NMUSD Board of Education that “The staff at Newport-Mesa Schools decided to eliminate animal dissection and use electronic means in its lessons.” This is a victory that will have resounding positive effects on the students and staff, and will take us another step closer to ending the practice of classroom animal dissection altogether.
The current issue of Good Medicine, which went to press before we learned of this new development, has an article with more information about this incident. You can view that article here.
Thank you for supporting PCRM and its efforts to advance science and save lives. To help ensure more victories for animals, please consider making a donation today.
Sincerely,
John Pippin, M.D., F.A.C.C.
John Pippin, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Director of Academic Affairs
Chair, Physician Steering Committee



From: Jessica <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Wednesday, October 24,[masked]:00 PM
Subject: Re: [boulderandbeyondvegans] Fwd: Tell CU-Boulder to STOP Abusing Animals!

Please also write letters to the editor ([address removed]) in response to this article that appeared today on the front page of the Daily Camera:
 
 
-- the shorter and more succinct, the more likely it is to be printed.
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From: Tobias Schunck
To: [address removed]
Sent: Tuesday, October 23,[masked]:17 PM
Subject: RE: [boulderandbeyondvegans] Fwd: Tell CU-Boulder to STOP Abusing Animals!

Contact information for Mr. Russel Moore, Accademic Affairs
or, for his lab:
Email: [address removed]
Phone:[masked]
Mailing address:
Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost
University of Colorado at Boulder
40 UCB
Boulder , Colorado[masked]
Delivery address:
Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost
University of Colorado at Boulder
2055 Regent Drive , Room 360
Boulder , Colorado[masked]
Email: [address removed]
Telephone: [masked]  -  goes to an assistant, not him. 
Tobias Schunck
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[masked] fax
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P Please consider the environment before printing this email.
From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Janie
Sent: Tuesday, October 23,[masked]:09 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [boulderandbeyondvegans] Fwd: Tell CU-Boulder to STOP Abusing Animals!
I signed and also got an email with a phone number. Calls might be very powerful.

Looking for more ways to help? Call CU-Boulder Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Russell Moore at[masked] and politely ask that the school end the use of live animals in undergraduate classroom laboratories.

From: Kellie <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Tuesday, October 23,[masked]:21 AM
Subject: Re: [boulderandbeyondvegans] Fwd: Tell CU-Boulder to STOP Abusing Animals!
this is horrible.  having rescued rats for a number of years, i know how smart and beautiful and gentle they are.   it is so sad to read what CU is doing to them and other animals. :(

Kellie
-----Original Message----- From: lisa <[address removed]> To: vegan-440 <[address removed]> Sent: Tue, Oct 23,[masked]:10 am Subject: [boulderandbeyondvegans] Fwd: Tell CU-Boulder to STOP Abusing Animals!
i typically don't send emails like this to the list, but this is a winnable and local issue.  please consider emailing and calling  CU and let them know how reputation damaging this is for a  a forward thinking (supposedly) higher education facility.  not to mention how damaging it is to these poor, innocent creatures that are tortured  and killed-  when there are far better (and kinder) ways to learn.
thank you,
lisa
---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: PETA <[address removed]> Date: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 9:06 AM Subject: Tell CU-Boulder to STOP Abusing Animals! To: [address removed]
Dear Lisa,

PETA has learned through records obtained from the University of Colorado-Boulder (CU-Boulder) that in the school's biology classes, frogs have their heads cut off and their muscles and nerves removed in crude physiology experiments. In cruel psychology experiments, students force rats to swim to the point of exhaustion and despair in water mazes. In other barbaric experiments, live rats have their hearts removed so that students can apply various drugs and study the reaction, and students place fish in tanks and then add "intruder" fish and watch them fight.

PETA has already expressed its concerns to CU-Boulder and urged the school to replace these animal laboratories with superior, non-animal teaching methods such as interactive computer simulations. The University of Colorado 's Denver campus has already confirmed that its curriculum does not include any classroom animal experiments even though the same courses are offered. Now, PETA is calling on you to help end these archaic experiments.

Please click here to contact CU-Boulder Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Russell Moore and politely ask him to replace the school's cruel and deadly experiments on rats, frogs, and fish with humane, non-animal teaching methods.

Thank you for all that you are doing to help animals!

Sincerely,









Justin Goodman, M.A.
Associate Director
Laboratory Investigations Department
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
Click to update your e-mail preferences or to unsubscribe. Please do not respond to this e-mail. Instead, click here to contact PETA. This e-mail was sent by PETA, 501 Front St. , Norfolk , VA 23510 USA .  
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Lisa Shapiro

allthingsvegan.com
"One of the greatest opportunities to live our values – or betray them – lies in the food we put on our plates.” – Jonathan Safran Foer




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