To: State University of New York, College of Optometry
I am deeply concerned that the State University of New York (SUNY) School of Optometry refuses to release records about the experiments being conducted on cats and kittens between the ages of 4 to 12 months.
In the experiments, young cats and kittens are anesthetized, their heads are mounted in frames, their eyes are forced open with contact lenses, and their skulls are removed so electrodes can be inserted into their brains. During these procedures, which can take hours and possibly days, the cats are alive. The precise details of these experiments are unknown because SUNY refuses to disclose the records.
These experiments are being funded by taxpayers so the public has a legal right to know exactly how the SUNY College of Optometry is conducting these experiments. I ask that SUNY immediately release records pertaining to these experiments.