A special prosecutor has declined to bring charges against nine UW-Madison researchers and officials responsible for experiments in which sheep died of decompression sickness. Read more here.
However it was not lost on attorney Geier that there is something odd that with all of its money and expertise, the UW doesn’t have anyone who knows how to read the Wisconsin Crimes Against Animals. Wisconsin Statute 951.025, “Crimes Against Animals,” isn’t hard to understand. It says:
No person may kill an animal by means of decompression.
Geier said, “It belies common sense that a research university, such as the UW, does not have a consistent review of both state and federal laws and regulations which apply to activities which take place on the campus and within research laboratories or facilities.”
Another loss for the animals and a perfect example that the UW is above the law here in Madison.