Institutionalized Animal Cruelty – Lab: University of California Davis – 20130321
In a recent press release from Stop Animal Exploitation Now http://www.saenonline.org/press-20130321.html they stated:
“Negligence at seven U.S. Primate Centers – recipients of more than $320 million annually in federal funding – has now killed at least 45 non-human primates over the last few years, squandering 1/3 of a billion dollars, according to a research watchdog group.
Documentation recently made available reveals that seven laboratories have been cited, fined, or are currently under investigation for killing animals in violation of the federal Animal Welfare Act, said SAEN (Stop Animal Exploitation Now http://www.saenonline.org/index.html), a watchdog nonprofit that monitors research facilities.
“These labs are clearly incapable of basic animal care,” said Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T., Executive Director of SAEN. “Why are labs that continually break the law handed hundreds of millions in tax dollars to enable them to keep breaking the law? Shouldn’t federal funding be tied to compliance with federal regulations?”
Topping the list is University of California Davis http://www.saenonline.org/wa/res-fr-wa-uws.html (California National Primate Research Center), recently cited for 19 primate deaths, and under investigation for the deaths of another 12 infant monkeys. Previous revelations included a monkey strangulated in a tree, and a primate corpse was infested with maggots.”
From the reports that we have looked at, it seems to clearly point to the fact that facilities like the University of California Davis (UC Davis) are making a lot of money from government grants, and that the money overshadows any true compassion toward the animals, which is what we are told in 1 Timothy 6:10.
10. For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith, and pierced themselves with many a pang.
We all need to speak out to stop this kind of institutionalized animal cruelty and abuse. We can contact the USDA to ask for a major penalty to be issued against the University of California Davis. We can get involved in protest activities; we can write letters to the editor, and to the facility, and publish the letters on the internet for everyone to see.
The animals need us!