Osaka University Hospital’s cruel animal experiments in 1974 saw the larger animals, dogs, in the greatest demand. Between 100-150 dogs are housed in small open boxes on the roof of the old building. They are kept in total darkness or semi-darkness for 18-22 hours a day, fed 100-150 grams of poor quality pellats and a few mouthfuls of water.
The cleaners, anxious to get their work finished, clean out the boxes as soon as pellats have been distributed, so that dogs defecate after cleaning and must lie in their excrement for the next 24 hours. Dogs bought from the Hokensho (pound) in a sick or injured state are left to infect other healthy dogs before they die unattended.
Dogs are NOT euthanised when experiments are completed, even if they are no longer required. (NOTE: In Japan euthanising is seen as “offensive” yet cruelty is accepted.)
Tracheotomies were performed on four small breed dogs last May (this letter was written in December.) The dogs were returned to their boxes and eleven months later are still unclaimed by anyone currently in the department concerned.
There is no intensive care or post operative care and newly operated dogs are returned to their boxes unconscious to recover or die unattended.
It is common to see dogs with gaping wounds, intestines protruding through wounds, fly-blown wounds, weeks old bandages adhered to decaying flesh, needles sticking out of veins, or through flesh where dogs have tried to get rid of them.
Doctors have little or no knowledge of animals and very often dogs suffering from distemper or parasitic diseases are used for long-term experiments.
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