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Originally Posted: January 27, 2012
Please be a voice for the animals suffering in Bristol-Myers Squibb laboratories. Take a minute of your time now to urge Bristol-Myers Squibb Vice President Elliott Sigal to implement the recommendations outlined by PETA in its shareholder resolution immediately.
Sign an online petition:
And/or better yet, make direct contact (information is from Stop Animal Exploitation Now! (SAEN) Bristol Myers NJ Lab Boils Monkey Alive in Cage Washer; Watchdog Group calls for Federal Fine:
Please Contact Lamberto Andreotti to protest the horrific death of a macaque
monkey in a cage washer.
345 Park Avenue
New York, New York
Please contact Elizabeth Goldentyre to demand that Bristol Myers Squibb
receive the largest fine possible under the Animal Welfare Act for the
negligence which boiled a monkey alive in a cage washer.
Dr. Elizabeth Goldentyer
920 Main Campus Drive, Suite 2000
Raleigh, NC 27606
INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
An insider from pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Myers Squibb recently approached PETA with disturbing allegations about animals who suffered painful and gruesome deaths through negligence.
The whistleblower reported that a monkey and a rat had been scalded to death when the cages in which they were each housed were carelessly put into the company's mechanical high-temperature, high-pressure cage washer—with the animals still inside. In a separate incident, the whistleblower reports that several monkeys were tethered to their cage doors to be weighed and then left unattended. When workers returned to the room, they found that one of the monkeys had strangled to death.
In addition to these allegations of blatant neglect, from 2008 to 2010, Bristol-Myers Squibb tormented more than 20,000 animals in its laboratories, including more than 2,600 dogs and 3,400 primates who were imprisoned in cages, intentionally poisoned to death, and subjected to other painful and stressful procedures.
Astonishingly, these numbers do not even include the thousands of mice, rats, and other animals who are not covered under the Animal Welfare Act, and they do not include animals used in experiments contracted out by Bristol-Myers Squibb to other laboratories, such as the notorious Covance.
Bristol-Myers Squibb has long been on PETA's radar, and we have submitted a shareholder resolution this year to urge the company to be more transparent and to minimize its use of animals by implementing modern, non-animal testing methods—recommended by the National Academy of Sciences.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!