Request #20-173
  Open

Public Records Officer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-9100

 

Via portal: https://nextrequest.unc.edu/requests/new

 

Dear Public Records Officer:

This is a request for public records made on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) pursuant to Chapter 132 of the North Carolina General Statues.

PETA requests one copy of all of the following records – including, but not limited to, protocols, reports, after action reports, incident reports, investigation reports, and inspection reports, contracts, awards, grants, financial documents, memoranda, directives, instructions, regulations, policies, studies, correspondence, charts, graphs, meeting notes and minutes, drafts and working papers, notes and summaries of conversations and interviews, records of complaints and response taken, electronic mail, e-mails, text messages, social media posts and/or messages, Slack messages, listserv messages, photographic and/or videographic recordings, audio recordings, multimedia, and any other forms of written or recorded communication – from January 1, 2020, through the present, related to and/or concerning the purchase, acquisition, trapping, breeding, and/or use of animals for laboratory experiments at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: 

  • Any and all experiments that as of the present date have been suspended and/or ended in accordance with The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s response to COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus disease, 2019 novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, and/or 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease), such that they may be – but are not necessarily limited to being – categorized as extraneous, non-critical, non-essential, ramped down, disposable, unnecessary, non-priority and/or other similar terminologies;
  • The number and species of any and all animals who are in experiments at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill covered by item number 1 above;
  • The number and species of any and all animals who are themselves categorized by The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as extraneous, non-critical, non-essential, ramped down, disposable, unnecessary, non-priority, cull, sacrifice, and/or other similar terminologies;
  • The endpoint disposition (to include—but not be limited to—euthanasia, cull, sacrifice, kill, destroy, dispose and/or reduction in cage census) of any and all animals used in experiments at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill covered by item number 1 above;
  • The endpoint disposition (to include—but not be limited to—euthanasia, cull, sacrifice, kill, destroy, dispose and/or reduction in cage census) of any and all animals at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who are themselves covered by item number 3 above;
  • Funds used to conduct experiments at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill covered by item number 1 above, to include—but not be limited to—the purchase, breeding, housing, feeding, maintaining, and/or veterinary care of any and all animals used in said experiments, and/or the paying of salaries and/or wages of personnel who attended to any and all animals used in said experiments; and,
  • Funds used to purchase, breed, house, feed, maintain, provide veterinary care for, and/or pay salaries and/or wages of personnel who attended to any and all animals at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill covered by item number 3 above.

PETA is a non-profit public interest animal protection organization. As such, we request that all fees associated with our request for public information be waived. PETA has no commercial interest in the records requested, but seeks them strictly in an effort to ensure the public is fully informed about operations and regulations involving the use of animals in laboratories (an issue of well-established public importance). If the foregoing request for a fee waiver is denied, and fees are expected to exceed $50.00, kindly notify me by email or telephone to this effect before this disclosure request is processed.

To conserve resources, please provide the requested records, to the extent possible, via e-mail attachment to MagnoliaM@peta.org. If you have any questions about our request, please contact me by e-mail or by telephone at 817-907-9267. Thank you for your time and effort in promptly addressing this matter, and I look forward to your response. 

Sincerely yours,

Magnolia Martínez, Ph.D.

Special Projects Manager, Laboratory Investigations Department

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

1536 16th St. N.W.

Washington, DC 20036


Received

May 5, 2020 via web


Departments

None Assigned


Requester

Magnolia Martinez

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Request Published Public
May 5, 2020, 1:10pm
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May 5, 2020, 11:40am