R. Reese Fuller

HSUS responds to UL's defense

by R. Reese Fuller

In a recent blog entry, Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, addresses UL Lafayette's recent defense of HSUS' investigation into the New Iberia Research Center and the subsequent report that aired last week on Nightline.
Even NIRC brass conceded that our video is disturbing. But instead of acknowledging the scale of problems and pledging to correct them, its officials chose to excuse some of the images as easily misread by non-scientists and they indicated that much of what viewers saw on ABC was standard practice throughout the industry. ...

At the end of day, when you get beyond the rationalizations, NIRC may be right in one respect — that much of what is depicted is standard industry practice. If that turns out to be the case, then it’s an indictment of the industry as a whole, and NIRC is not absolved. It’s time for reform.

We've just released other investigative scenes, below, which augment the case that the incidents broadcast on ABC were neither isolated nor easily excused.
Pacelle then includes three more video clips in his post from the HSUS' investigation.