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BELTSVILLE, Md. – A Congressman has called for an investigation into the alleged killing of hundreds of kittens at a U.S. Department of Agriculture test lab in Prince George’s County.

Congressman Mike Bishop of Michigan announced on Tuesday that he sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue expressing concerns about the USDA lab in Beltsville.

In the letter, Bishop said hundreds of kittens are bred, fed parasite-infected raw meat for two to three weeks and then killed by “incineration.” Bishop said the USDA admits the kittens are healthy at the end of the study.

The article goes on to state the following:

His letter calls for an investigation into the program and questions why the kittens are killed instead of being offered for adoption. Bishop also urged researchers to find a different method for their experiments that do not use kittens and questions how much research has been conducted to find an alternative that is more humane.

Congressman Bishop letter to Secretary Perdue by FOX 5 News on Scribd

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