Pregnant usda kittens can also pass the parasite to their babies, leading to serious eye or brain damage. On Friday, Bishop and Rep. Department of Agriculture USDA is under fire after an investigation revealed it has been breeding kittens for research purposes. Traffic Cameras Metro Download our app. White Usda kittens Waste Project. The Project found out about usda kittens experiments through documents obtained in a Freedom of Information Act request.
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For the research, up to healthy kittens each year are purposely fed infected meat so that the parasite can be collected from their feces, and after weeks of collection, the kittens are killed and incinerated.
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But the White Coat Waste Project contends the cats could be safely rehomed as long as the lab waited until they stopped shedding the parasite. The organization previously told reporters the kittens were euthanized because they are unfit for adoption, given the potential health hazards they could cause owners. The agency spokesperson said placing the cats in adoptive homes could contribute to the spread of the parasite, which can cause severe illness in people with suppressed immune systems.
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The internet erupted yesterday following claims that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is killing kittens every year in a research. The USDA is using hundreds of kittens for scientific research, and then killing them once the experiments are done. ( signatures on petition). The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is using your tax dollars to breed hundreds of kittens, force them to eat infected raw meat, and kill and incinerate.
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Bomb threat causes evacuation at Silver Spring high school. Adopting laboratory cats could, unfortunately, undermine that goal. After infecting the cats with the parasites, researchers at the USDA collect samples of the feline feces for about two to three weeks before killing them, even though studies indicate that the cats can be treated for the disease and there is only a small chance that humans could contract the illness from handling infected cats. For the last 36 years, researchers at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in Maryland have bred felines with the intention of infecting them with a parasite that causes the disease toxoplasmosis. Missing boy, 12, last seen in Alexandria area of Fairfax County, police say. Researchers collect feces from the cats for two to three weeks and then euthanize the kittens and incinerate their bodies in biohazard bags.
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The USDA is using hundreds of kittens for scientific research, and then killing them once the experiments are done. ( signatures on petition). In its suit, the White Coat Waste Project says the USDA is blocking a a co- sponsor of the “Kitten Act,” which would limit experiments on cats. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is under fire after an investigation revealed it has been breeding kittens for research purposes.