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Originally Posted: July 26, 2013

Tell the USDA to Levy a Fine Against Santa Cruz Biotechnology

FROM Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! (SAEN)


Please contact Dr. Gibbens and demand that he take immediate action against the Santa Cruz Biotech company for all violations of the animal Welfare Act. Be sure to insist on severe penalties because negligence at this lab has killed several goats and caused others to suffer horribly.
Dr. Robert Gibbens
Director, Western Region
2150 Center Avenue
Building B, Mailstop 3W11
Fort Collins, CO 80526-8117
(970) 494-7478
Please contact Santa Cruz Biotech directly and demand that their criminal negligence end, and that they begin retiring animals to sanctuaries instead of just killing them.
Santa Cruz Biotechnology, Inc.
2145 Delaware Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA. 95060
Toll Free: 1.800.457.3801
Phone: 831.457.3800
Fax: 831.457.3801
Customer Service:
5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PST


For further background, a detailed history, visit Santa Cruz Biotechnology Inc., Santa Cruz, CA.

Santa Cruz Biotech Lies to Officials While They Harm Numerous Animals

After years of investigations and research, Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! has uncovered numerous federal reports involving Santa Cruz Biotech (SCB), where SCB has been found guilty of a shocking number of direct violations of the Animal Welfare Act as well as withholding legal information from federal inspectors. In addition, SCB has continued to brazenly disregard the same laws they were found to have defied to begin with.
An exceedingly extensive USDA report reveals instances such as the existence of a herd of 841 animals – many of whom were suffering from untreated injuries and illnesses – that the Santa Cruz Biotech staff flagrantly lied to the federal inspectors about; actually denying the existence of the animals. Further reports disclose even more federal violations, multiple sick animals, and the deaths of two other animals.
From 2007 – 2012 a previous Federal Complaint shows that Santa Cruz Biotech was responsible for more than 20 violations of the Animal Welfare Act—including inadequate veterinary care, inadequate personnel, inadequate supervision of experimentation by the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee of Santa Cruz Biotech, inadequate animal handling, unqualified personnel, etc.
“Multiple USDA inspections now demonstrate that Santa Cruz Biotech has utter contempt for enforcement actions by the USDA,” Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T. Executive Director, SAEN.

“Not only is Santa Cruz Biotech denying animals adequate veterinary care which causes untimely deaths, the USDA has documented that the lab has deliberately lied, and withheld information from federal regulators. What else must happen before the USDA takes action? What else can a lab do wrong?" asked Budkie.  

Thank you for everything you do for animals!

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