With hearing that 2 of WSUs officials turned up at the March WAG Meeting, to somehow make a claim that Wielgus is Lobbying when in fact it sounds more like WSUs Ron Mittlehammer appears to be the one thats lobbying Rancher support…. We find it disturbing that WSU has not had charges brought against them yet for killing Grizzlies for 1 thing, and then for clearly lobbying rancher support at the WAG. They clearly seem to want to cover up data from the study that public tax dollars have paid for with regards to wolves..
At least 15 grizzly bears have died in the past six years at a Washington State University research facility, according to recently released public records.
Five were euthanized for experiments that required body-tissue samples. Four were euthanized as cubs to control the number of bears in captivity. At least two died due to human error. The bear deaths, and the deaths of other animals, have raised questions about WSU’s treatment of research animals.
An animal-rights group in the last week called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fine the university for infractions related to animal treatment, citing bear deaths and the overdosing of three bighorn sheep.
“We think that the records indicate a lack of veterinary care for the bears and the other animals,” said Michael Budkie, the director of Stop Animal Exploitation Now, a Cincinnati-based group that routinely files complaints against universities and animal-research facilities. “We think that’s worthy of a significant federal investigation.”