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Petitioning University of Pennsylvania

Stop using taxpayer money to excrement on dogs

   I have a dog at home ant I saved her from a horrible fate but some are not that lucky

   Gerardo L. Paez, a former postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) School of Veterinary Medicine, spent years using taxpayer money to breed puppies to have a gene that causes progressive retinal atrophy, a degenerative eye disease that culminates in blindness. During one study, 3-week-old beagle puppies were killed after they had their eyes cut out and dissected. As if that weren't awful enough, according to an investigation by the federal government's Office of Research Integrity, when the results weren't what Paez had hoped for, he simply fabricated them.

Letter to
University of Pennsylvania
Stop using taxpayer money to excrement on dogs