Film, screened in Stillwater, to address dog dealer issues

BY JACLYN COSGROVE - Tulsa World Modified: April 13, 2009 at 4:23 am •  Published: April 13, 2009
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/> The OSU veterinary school acquires the animals from class B dealers primarily for a third-year surgery lab. Students in the class are learning surgical techniques and procedures, such as spays and neuters. After an animal’s second surgery in the lab, it is euthanized.

A total of 76 dogs from class B dealers were euthanized last year at the veterinary school.

Michael Lorenz, OSU dean of veterinary medicine, said he wasn’t sure he would attend the event but people from the veterinary school will attend to see what is said about class B dealers and the school.

Lorenz said the veterinary school’s administrators are constantly looking for ways to modify the school’s program to ensure the least number of the animals are euthanized.

He said his goal is to end the terminal surgeries, or the surgeries in the third-year surgery lab where the animal is euthanized.

Friends of the Forms, the philosophy club, is hosting the event.



If you go
‘Dealing Dogs’ documentary

→What: Film about a class B animal dealer

→When: 7 p.m.

today

→Where: Student Union Little Theater, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

→Also: After showing "Dealing Dogs,” animal rights activist Chris Derose will show video footage about Britches, a monkey that was used for laboratory research. A question-and-answer session will follow.

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