We can’t exactly say we’re surprised.
Today, the Capitol Times and the Wisconsin State Journal both reported on the results of a USDA investigation following claims by PeTA that the University of Wisconsin broke animal welfare laws. The investigators’ conclusion: No wrongdoing, no violations.
An excerpt from the Wisconsin State Journal who spoke with David Sacks, a spokesman for the USDA.
The [USDA] inspected UW-Madison labs on three days in late September and early October and found no violations, Sacks said. It officially closes the investigation, he said.
We really hope that the news media will cover this inspection result as thoroughly as PeTA’s claims were covered when the first surfaced a few weeks ago. It would be interested to know how PeTA representatives react to the news. However, PeTA is well aware that bad news travels much faster and further than good news, so in their minds: mission accomplished.
You may wonder, why were we able to predict the outcome?
Because making trumped up claims is standard operating procedure within the PeTA press office.
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As we mentioned in a previous post PeTA’s allegations put reputations and people at risk, but this is part of the day-to-day work at PeTA.
We certainly don’t expect today’s investigation results will make PeTA rethink their tactics. However, we hope that it will help educate the public about the how much they can trust our country’s most outspoken animal rights group.
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