Animal-rights activists wreak havoc in Milan laboratory
University says loss of animals and lab records may ruin years of work on psychiatric diseases.22 April 2013
A University of Milan lab raided by animal-rights activists hosted rodents used in psychiatric research.
Many of the animals at the facility are genetic models for psychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia.
No arrests have been made following the 12-hour drama, which took place on Saturday, although the university says that it will press charges against the protesters. The activists took some of the animals and were told during negotiations that they would be permitted to come back later and take more…
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