Georgia Regents University (GRU) is the focus of protests happening off campus Friday. Animal rights activists are speaking out against the School of Dentistry. The protests came about after allegations earlier this week made by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), which claims researchers at GRU Dental failed to follow protocol when using dogs for dental implant research.
A spokesman for Georgia Regents University contends, the school is using dogs for research but is doing so within federal guidelines.
GRU has also responded to the video released by the HSUS. The society claims the video is of experimental research being done on the dogs. GRU Senior Vice President of Research Mark Hamrick said in an interview earlier this week, "the video that was released shows surgical procedures performed under anesthesia, in sterile, aseptic conditions; and followed with appropriate clinical management and pain control. The images showing open wounds in the neck were taken in the autopsy room after the animal had already been euthanized."
WJBF News Channel 6's Tyrone McCoy will have a follow up on this developing story Friday evening during our 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. newscasts.
For reports earlier this week regarding the claims click on the following links:
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