Med school discarded bruised, bleeding dogs

The Chinese institute conducted experiments on the animals and then dumped them on their rooftop

Beijing: A medical school in China's Shaanxi province has been criticised after it was found to have discarded dogs on the rooftop of its teaching building after conducting experiments on them, the media reported yesterday.

A video unearthed the institute’s cruel act. Representation Pic/AFP
A video unearthed the institute's cruel act. Representation Pic/AFP

Video revealed
An 18-second-long video uploaded on social media showed several dogs covered in bruises and bleeding from surgical wounds discarded among piles of medical products on the rooftop of a teaching building at Xi'an Medical University. The dogs' mouths were tied shut, and some of them were still alive.

"Some dogs were removed from the rooftop when we got there on Sunday morning. But 19 dogs are still caged there," said Jiang Hong, head of a Xi'an-based animal protection group.

Jiang said officials from the university told volunteers that the school bought dogs for medical experiments from a dog farm and students performed different intestinal surgeries on the dogs seen in the video. A student said that the dogs are usually kept under anaesthesia for different experiments before mercy killing.

Regulations
According to animal testing regulations issued in 2011, organisations and individuals should get approval from local health authorities before performing tests, and are required to treat animals with care. Farms for animals used as test subjects should also get approval from related departments and must comply with regular checks.

200 No. of dogs the institute annually uses for experiments

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