Companies That Supply Animals to UW

17 Apr

If you are a “researcher” at the UW you can pretty much order any kind of animal you want to perform your “research” on – just put your order in and they will deliver you your “subject” like they were delivering a pizza. Of course the poor animal has no idea what is in store for him when he gets to the lab; perhaps gassing, burning, poisoning, stabbing, injecting with cancer and other horrible diseases, to name a few procedures. These animals will live horribly isolated and painful lives at the hands of students, PhD candidates and animal techs before they are murdered and disposed of as “biological waste.” These animals are delivered to the Health Sciences Building and the South Lake Union Building. The Animal Purchasing Office can be reached at 206-543-0640.

Here are the list of companies that make their money off the backs of suffering animals. This list is taken from the Department of Comparative Medicine’s website; while not viewable to the general public, it is accessible by any UW employee, student, or faculty. Perhaps you can contact these companies and let them know what you think of their practices, and in addition, you can put in a Better Business Bureau complaint about them for engaging in animal cruelty.

Boyd’s Bird Co Inc
Bird, delivery Wednesday
509-332-3109

Charles D Sullivan Co Inc
Amphibian, delivery Tuesday/Wednesday
615-832-0958

Charles River Laboratories
Gerbil, Guinea Pig, Hamster, Mouse, Rat, delivery Wednesday
800-522-7287

Covance Research Products, Inc.
Dog, delivery Wednesday
269-375-0482 (MI) 804-492-4181 (VA)

Elm Hill Labs / Cady Ridge Farms
Hartley/Pigmented Guinea Pig, delivery Tuesday/Wednesday
800-941-4349
“Quality Guinea Pigs” We have a cartoon slideshow!

Featherland Farms
Fertilized Eggs, Day Old Chicks, delivery Wednesday
541-484-6511

Harlan Sprague Dawley
Hamster, Mouse, Rat, Rabbit, delivery Tuesday
800-793-7287

Jackson Labs
Mouse, delivery Wednesday
800-422-6423
Use our secure online order form!

JM Hazen Frog Co
Frog, delivery Tuesday/Wednesday
802-796-3472

Magnolia Bird Farms
Bird, delivery Thursday
714-527-3387
“If you are a pet bird owner who can no longer keep your bird, we would be interested in talking to you about purchasing it from you. We will find a new and loving home for your pet.” And what a loving home it’ll be!

Marshall BioResources
Dog, Ferret, Minipig, delivery Tuesday
315-587-2295
We’ve got Beagles!

NASCO West
Frog, delivery Tuesday/Wednesday
209-545-1600

Progressive Pig Farm
Pig, delivery Monday
425-481-0938

Q-Bar Farm
Pig, delivery Mon/Tues/Wed
503-864-3273

Rana Ranch Bullfrog Farm
Bullfrog, delivery Tuesday/Wednesday
208-734-0899
We promise that our bullfrogs won’t escape!

R&R Rabbitry
Rabbit (Housed at HR&T or Pickup Only), delivery Wednesday
360-652-7157
We offer recommendations on how much to inject!

Simonsen Labs
Mouse, Rat (Conventional Facilities Only), delivery Tuesday/Wednesday
408-847-2002

Sinclair Research Center
Minipig, delivery Wednesday
573-387-4400
“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”

Taconic Farms
Mouse, Rat, delivery Wednesday
888-822-6642
We can do custom breeding!

Western Oregon Rabbit Co
Rabbit, delivery Wednesday
541-929-2245

WSU Swine Center
Pigs, delivery Monday
(phone number not listed)

Xenopus Express
Frog, delivery Wednesday
800-936-6787
You can dump stuff on frogs’ eyes!

Xenopus I Inc
Frog, delivery Wednesday
734-426-7763
“The Greatest Frog on Earth ™” Yes, we trademarked it!

Zebrafish International Resource Center
Zebrafish, delivery Tuesday/Wednesday
541-346-6028

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