Be A Ninja (Do it For the Cats).

Via on Sep 15, 2012
photo: flickr/StooMathiesen

Sometimes, the little things are the big things.

This is an emergency call to action, for a little place on the planet where learning and growing is revered.

If in our yoga practice, our meditation, our mindset, we cultivate compassion, let’s please shower this place with emails of love and support.

Let’s ask them—kindly—to clean the campus of some really backward, cruel actions.

Here’s the thing: they are torturing cats in their lab. And for a bad reason (as if a good reason exists):

“Experimenters justified the use of 30 cats per year, not by saying that the experiments would lead to improvements in human health—but rather by stating that they needed to ‘keep up a productive publication record that ensures our constant funding.’”

I love you, so I’m going to spare you the images.

photo: youtube

Maybe, you can contact them and say, “Hey, man, back off the cats!”—or something like that.

And it will change. And it will change you.

For a moment, you will transform from that beautiful peace loving yogi into a ninja for cats.

And that is everything; to you, to me….and to the cats.

Be a Ninja.

~

Editor: Bryonie Wise

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About Karl Saliter

Karl is a circus artist sculptor yoga teacher writer miscreant gypsy, living in Mexico. He often feels as if he was born under a silver whale of a frisbee moon in the back of a red cartoon pickup truck, careening down route 66 at speed, that he somehow took the wheel, stuck his baby elbow out the rolled-down window, and decided to roll with it, and that though the truck had awesome chrome mirrors, he never looked back. He hopes you sometimes feel the same.

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7 Responses to “Be A Ninja (Do it For the Cats).”

  1. christina says:

    totally down…but can't find a link to express any thoughts on the matter to the University?

  2. karlsaliter says:

    EAwesome comment, Christina! Let's start here;

    Animal Research "Resource Center" at University of Wisconsin
    Director: Eric Sandgren, VMD, Ph.D.; sandgren@rarc.wisc.edu, (608) 262-1238.
    Chief Campus Veterinarian: Janet Welter, DVM, MPH, Ph.D.; welter@rarc.wisc.edu, (608) 265-2695.

  3. tara dawn says:

    It is hard not to vomit the human race when we realize these things can happen and there is a human behind the scene who is ok with it!!!!

  4. Maru says:

    The images are horrible…

    I will write them an email. Poor animals.

    When did we loose our compassion?

    What are we made of than can make us capable of such actions?

    It is all so very sad.

    • karlsaliter says:

      Tanks Maru, I hope this begins a cessation to this type of animal abuse. Or at least, to this particular study.

  5. karlsaliter says:

    EAwesome comment

    I sent an email to the University today, to two key players in the Animal Research building.

    Here is the text:

    to : dchaptman@wisc.edu, racelley@wisc.edu

    Hi Dennis!

    I am Karl Saliter, a writer for Elephant Journal, doing a follow-up series regarding the PETA article on cat experimentation at UW.

    Here is a link to today's piece:
    http://www.elephantjournal.com/2012/09/be-a-ninja

    I read your response here:
    http://www.news.wisc.edu/21046

    Can you elaborate for me? What have you learned so far about how information from the ears is processed in the brain?

    Do you have a statement you would like to make?

    Are you the right person to contact?

    Is it true that the main reason for these experiments is to generate funding through publication?

    Thank you for your time,

    Karl Saliter.

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