- PETA filed a formal complaint with the University of Colorado's animal experimentation oversight committee Tuesday--as well as an online petition asking for the school to stop "abusing animals in classroom labs"--in an attempt to convince the university to replace classroom experiments involving animals with computer simulations.
- CU's veterinaraian Albert Petkus refutes PETA's claims as severely exaggerated, and Michael Grant, the school's associate vice chancellor for undergraduate education, says simulation programs are already in use at some Boulder labs, but good ones are hard to come by.
- University spokesman Bronson Hilliard said the school doesn't make a practice of sitting down with activist groups, regardless of what side of CU's teaching and research they fall on.
From the article:
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals filed a formal complaint Tuesday with the University of Colorado's animal experimentation oversight committee, urging the campus to replace classroom experiments that involve creatures with computer simulations. The organization also launched an online petition asking CU to stop "abusing animals in classroom labs." ...