Monday, November 10, 2008

Idaho State University Changes Policy on Dogs

Recently the local news reported that a Pocatello animal shelter was giving dogs that were slated for euthanasia to Idaho State University for use in their medical program. That program fell under criticism and the director of the Idaho Humane Society made it clear that dogs from the Boise shelter were not being used in any such capacity and that he would not permit it to occur because it would result in people not bringing dogs to the shelter, fearing medical experimentation on them.

Today ISU reports that it will switch to high tech models and cease the use of live dogs in response to criticism from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. You can read the article with details here if you're interested.

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