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Animal rights group protests Davis County shelter

Posted - Jan. 16, 2010 at 6:48 p.m.



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FRUIT HEIGHTS -- A local animal rights group protested alongside PETA Saturday outside the Davis County Animal Shelter in Fruit Heights.

Protesters lined up at the intersection of 200 North and 1300 East toting signs and banners.

The Salt Lake Animal Advocacy Movement is angry over an alleged shelter practice of selling homeless cats and dogs to the University of Utah for animal testing.

"We are here for the people of Davis County. People of Davis County deserve an animal shelter that won't sell their homeless dogs and cats to a lab," said Jeremy Beckham, the spokesmen for SLAAM.

Many at the protest said they came out to raise awareness about a practice they believe is immoral.

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