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University of Iowa builds underground animal lab to protect from ALF raids

Activist rescuing rats from U of I lab

Activist rescuing rats from U of I lab

After A.L.F. activists raided the psychology building labs in 2004, liberating over 400 animals and doing almost half a million follars damage to the lab, the University of Iowa announced plans this month to build a new animal research facility entirely underground.

“The University of Iowa has gotten the green light to build a subterranean vivarium that will house experimental animals to be used in biomedical research and offer an extra measure of protection from animal rights extremists.”

The underground lab will reportedly house:





non-human primates

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