Tuesday, July 22, 2008

AAALAC Fails Again

AAALAC is claimed by the vivisection community to be the "gold standard" of accreditation of humane animal care. I've written previously about this Fox News-ish organization's newspeak fraudulent claims.
Loyola's med school mistreated animals, reports show
Dog, rabbit deaths reported at med school

By Jodi S. Cohen Chicago Tribune reporter
July 22, 2008

U.S. Department of Agriculture inspections of Loyola University's medical school found numerous violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act, including improper procedures that resulted in the deaths of rabbits and dogs.

Three inspection reports of Loyola's biomedical research from 2006 and 2007 obtained by an animal rights group under the Freedom of Information Act revealed poor veterinary care, inadequately trained personnel and sloppy record keeping. Rabbits died from bacterial infections, and dogs died when they were not sufficiently monitored after surgery, the agency found.

In an October procedure, a rabbit suffered a fracture during a bonemarrow transplant and died the following day, according to the reports. In another case, a rabbit was observed as not doing well on Oct. 3, but laboratory records failed to indicate it was given any treatment or considered for euthanasia before it died Oct. 9.

Loyola laboratory employees did not provide adequate post-operative care of dogs when it left them unmonitored overnight, according to an inspection report. During those hours, complications occurred in five of the animals and all of them died by the following day.

Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine is an AAALAC accredited institution.

The Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, or AAALAC International,
is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs.

More than 750 companies, universities, hospitals, government agencies and other research institutions in 29 countries have earned AAALAC accreditation, demonstrating their commitment to responsible animal care and use.
Demonstrating their commitment, apparently, by not providing adequate post-operative care for the animals they vivisect.


Anonymous said...

Monday, July 23, 2008
Contact: Michael Budkie, SAEN,

CHICAGO, IL In another impressive investigation by SAEN, a national watchdog group (of one member), Loyola ranked as one of the worst Labs in the nation.

With this latest report, SAEN's data now show that 95% of the laboratories are in the top 10 worst labs in the US.

Surprised these findings, Michael Budkie stated: "it is just amazing that 95% o the Labs in the nation are doing below average. This seems to defy reason... and math!"

Rick Bogle was concerned about these new revelations: "The fact that the university was warned of its failures, and that it took corrective action, obviously means that the oversight system is badly flawed".

Anonymous said...

Making light of others' suffering is the hallmark of the cruel and indifferent.

Anonymous said...

That is a funny comment coming from you! Let's recall together one of your famous posts:

From the primfocus archives:


Though it cannot be argued that the death of any vivisector is anything but a net good, De Valois' death and his wife's injuries would have been more meaningful if the tire had failed as the result of some thoughtful tampering....


Now, making fun of others' death is what?

In any case, my point was that given all the research that SAEN has done, I am sure they can now publish the list of 10 best animal labs in the US. The public is eager to hear who is doing a good job.