Friday, 03 April 2020 10:13

Cruelty to cows

Written by  Milking It

The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society, a lobby defending animals used in science has turned its attention to Lincoln University.

They claim for decades, researchers have artificially created fistulas (also known as cannulas) in ruminant animals such as cows, sheep and deer. These are essentially window-like holes in the side of an animal’s body.

They claim there is evidence of fistulated cows on Lincoln’s campus.

The ODT quotes a Lincoln University spokesperson as saying fistulated cows were used for research into rumen digestibility.

The research is approved by the Lincoln University Animal Ethics Committee.

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