The cats are anesthetized and have their heads mounted in frames so that contact lenses can be forced into their eyes. Their skulls are then removed and electrodes are inserted into their brains.
MSN NEWS: ‘The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) announced that it had filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court against the SUNY College of Optometry in Manhattan demanding that it release records about its “invasive and painful” experiments on live cats. “The public has a legal right to know about the cruel and unnecessary experiments being performed on cats and kittens by SUNY College of Optometry,” says ALDF Executive Director Stephen Wells. According to the group, SUNY Optometry has been conducting federally funded experiments on the brains of live cats and kittens since 2002 and the research has not produced any useful information on human vision disorders.
The cats, between the ages of four and 12 months, are anesthetized and have their heads mounted in frames so that contact lenses can be forced into their eyes, the lawsuit says. Their skulls are then removed and electrodes are inserted into their brains. “These procedures take hours and sometimes days to complete,” the lawsuit stated. The ALDF, which bills itself as the nation’s preeminent legal advocacy organization for animals, filed the lawsuit on behalf of Citizens for Alternatives to Animal Research & Experimentation, which in December filed a request under the Freedom of Information Law seeking documents from the school about the experiments’. SOURCE…