Animal welfare activists are staging a protest today near Children's Hospital in Philadelphia as part of a National Day of Mourning for Animals in Laboratories.
Philadelphia Animal ACTivists said their event - to be held at 1:30 at the southwest corner of 34th and Spruce - is being held to shine light on the loss of lambs and other animals killed at the hospital earlier this year.
A U.S. Department of Agriculture inspection report found that employees at CHildren's HOspital inaccurately mixed formular for lambs who were languishing likely from lack of nutrition. The lambs had to be euthanized as a result, the report said.
Earlier this month. the Inquirer reported the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), which has lodged numerous complaints about the use of animals in lab testing at the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania and other area hospitals, said it would file a complaint with USDA against Albert Einstein Medical Center for violating the Animal Weldfare Act for using kittens to teach intubation when guidelines say that models are equally effective.