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UW-Madison lab cleared to continue cat research



MADISON (AP) -- Federal investigators say the University of Wisconsin is cleared to continue a research study involving cats, following complaints that alleged the animals were mistreated.

According to the Wisconsin State Journal, the federal Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare found that complaints from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) did not accurately reflect the research condition of the cats.
Federal officials found that while cats generally were treated according to industry standards, there had been a recurring issue of infections related to the placement of head caps, eye coils and ear coils. University officials promised to make changes in how equipment is sanitized.

PETA disagrees with the report's findings and vows that it will keep a focus on cat research at the University of Wisconsin.


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