"While we are encouraged UBC has released some information, the university continues to withhold critical details about its extensive animal research progams," said Brian Vincent, Director of Stop UBC Animal Research. "UBC has taken a first step towards more transparency. But the university needs to provide far more information to allow the public to fully evaluate its experiments on animals."
The animal rights group said UBC should release more specific information including:
*Data on species of animals used in research. While UBC released data that includes "type" of animal it does not specify species of animal.
*Funding sources to determine how much is taxpayer funded and how much is paid for by corporate interests
*Necropsy and veterinary reports
*Lab inspection reports
*Any citations of animal care violations at UBC
"UBC prides itself on promoting critical thinking, openess, and public discourse. Why, then, is it so tight-lipped about its animal research?" asked Vincent. "What is the university trying to hide?"
More information can be found online at http://stopubcanimalresearch.org/