Kanin Wolfe (18 December 1974 - 18 December 2000) was a scientist known for his various unethical works in veterinary sciences.
Born in San Jose, California, Wolfe was raised in the Shine Orphanage located in San Jose until the age of 18. Wolfe graduated from Evergreen High School in 1973 with a full scholarship to Stanford College where he pursued his learning career in Veterinary Sciences.
In 1981, Wolfe exceeded in his studies and surpassed colleagues, earning the title of valedictorian, graduating with a masters degree in Veterinary Sciences.
After graduating, Wolfe was offered a career in The Veterinary Service Center of Stanford with a $1,000,000 grant to lead a program for biomedical research of his choice. With a team of student volunteers, Wolfe created the program with the intent to further his interest involving animal behavior.
By 1985, Wolfe and his team succeeded in many experiments altering behavior in dogs. Although Wolfe’s experiments were successful, his works were petitioned by the animal activist group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). PETA sought to close Wolfe’s program on the count of animal abuse and unnecessary experimentations.
In 1989, through public outrage caused by PETA, The Veterinary Service Center closed the program and terminated Wolfe from his position for unethical experimentations on dogs.
After Wolfe’s termination, Wolfe continued his studies and research from his garage from 1990-2000.
By December 2000, Wolfe launched an attack on the public with approximately 50 dogs in his control, which was known as The Wolfe Massacre of 2000. The massacre lasted for 8 hours with about 300 of the public deceased, including Wolfe himself and his army of dogs. Wolfe was pronounced dead with 6 bullet wounds to his chest.
Wolfe’s home was then raided by the San Jose Police Department and found that the massacre was a premeditated plan involving injections of serums in puppies causing them to grow as big as 5 feet tall, with skin being resistant to physical trauma. The San Jose Police Department found various evidence of the premeditated plan through Wolfe’s diaries and concluded that the massacre was result of his termination of his role in the Veterinary Science Program and being outcasted by the public.