Target: University of Southern Mississippi
Goal: Stop allowing rabbits and hamsters to be eaten alive by ticks for the sake of research
A research facility at the University of Southern Mississippi has been allowing ticks to feast on rabbits and hamsters. This torture leads to a massive deterioration of health for the animals, and many have to be euthanized because of their injuries. The tick feedings become so extreme that many of the animals are effectively eaten alive.
The hamsters and rabbits suffer from rectal bleeding, ear discoloration, and holes in their ears. It has also been found that this treatment causes the animals to later suffer from anorexia and significant weight loss. The extreme discomfort that the animals suffer through is eventually put to an end when many of them are euthanized.
This type of behavior from a university is unacceptable. The level of abuse that these animals endure is cruel and unnecessary. The workers at the facility should know better than to let innocent animals suffer like this. The fact that the workers can sit back and watch this torture take place without doing anything about it is disgusting. Sign the petition below to demand that the university puts an end to this severe animal abuse.
Dear University of Southern Mississippi,
The University of Southern Mississippi is responsible for numerous cases of severe animal abuse, most of which have led to euthanasia. Using hamsters and rabbits as tick food for research purposes is a disgusting form of animal cruelty, and those responsible need to be held accountable for their actions.
The hamsters and rabbits used as food for ticks in research labs have suffered more than any living creature should ever suffer. They are left with holes in their ears, severe ear discoloration, and prolonged rectal bleeding. Many of them have to be euthanized at the end of their torture, and some are even eaten alive by the ticks.
These are hamsters and rabbits that could have been placed in loving homes as pets for families. They were never given an opportunity to live a full life and it is all because of the university. The lab workers allowed these animals to be eaten alive, and they did nothing to control the situation. They need to be held responsible for their actions. I ask that you please put an end to these research experiments so that no other animals will be eaten alive again.
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