According to the release, the University was cited by the USDA in August for "improper euthanasia methods," specifically, killing dogs by connecting a 9-volt battery to their hearts.
The dogs are believed to have been killed with little, or no, anesthesia.
Michael Budkie, Executive Director of SAEN, is quoted as stating:
Electrocuting animals is barbaric,"
Budkie goes on to emphasize that the dogs subjected to this electrocution likely suffered pain prior to dying.
According to News 9, Gary White, Division of Comparative Medicine Director responded to the accusations by stating:
"on a recent USDA inspection they stated a preference for a different protocol which involves the injection of an anesthetic, which the OUHSC has adopted."
Further investigation into the allegations of wrong-doing are currently on hold as a result of the government shut down.
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