Thursday, June 3, 2010

UW in hot water over sheep deaths

remember the UW's experiments on sheep that led to their deaths via hyperbaric chamber?  well, our previous questions about the peta/alliance for animals petition for criminal charges have been answered.

a circuit court judge sided with the petitioners and found probable cause to believe that researchers violated state law and that the statute that prohibits the killing of an animal via decompression does not contain a research exemption clause.

what happens next?  9 researchers may be charged and prosecuted in criminal or civil court and may even be held to international law on decompression experiments.

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